Who We Are

We are a dedicated team of researchers with diverse backgrounds working to understand and improve human health and well-being.

What we do

​​Epigenes Australia is a private research company with a unique focus on how the environment impacts biology - including behaviour - at the individual and societal levels. Environmental factors of particular interest include calorie restriction, social interaction, and stress. By identifying changes that are invoked by environmental factors in different species, we seek to understand what makes us unique as individuals and how collectively this shapes societies.

Epigenes Australia seeks to achieve these research objectives by conducting thorough and evolving research programs that facilitate fundamental cross-disciplinary research into the field of behavioural neuroscience, psychology, genomics, biochemistry, and ecology. Ultimately, the insights we derive from these findings will be used to improve the health of individuals and societies.

Our research program is embedded at La Trobe University (LTU) in Bundoora. We employ staff directly through LTU and Epigenes Australia staff have adjunct positions with LTU. Apart from providing office and laboratory space, LTU allows us to access world-class platforms including Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics and the Animal Research and Teaching Facility.

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Let's meet our professional team of scientists


Garrie Arumugam
Professor in Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology, La Trobe University
Peter Turchin
Project Leader at the Complexity Science Hub–Vienna, Research Associate at University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut
Zoran Boskovic
Senior Research Fellow - Psychology, Counselling & Therapy, La Trobe University