Michael Epis


  • The University of Western Australia (M581), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Michael completed his BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology at Murdoch University with Honours in Molecular Biology in 2001 with Dr. Jacqueline Bentel (RPH – Royal Perth Hospital). Between 2002 – 2017, Michael was involved in and leading projects spanning RNA Biology, gene regulation, hormone resistance and microRNAs (miRNAs) in an array of cancers, with specific focus on Prostate Cancer, with Professor Peter Leedman at the WAIMR/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (RPH Medical Research Foundation; SCGH – Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital). Since 2018, Michael has managed the WA DNA Bank (University of WA - RPH Medical Research Foundation), which holds a significant number of bio samples across up to 16 research groups in WA. Additionally to this, providing nucleic acid services including sample collection, nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) extraction from patient samples, long term bio banking and storage of nucleic acids and biological samples for contributing researchers and supply and service of samples for these studies. Concurrently, Michael joined the COVID-19 Research Response (CRR) team in March 2020 (Perkins South - Fiona Stanley Hospital) to setup, collect and manage bio specimens from COVID-19 patients within tertiary hospitals across Perth, WA for the CRR Bio Bank, headed by Professor Toby Richards. As of July 2020, Michael is employed as the Bio sample Repository Manager for the University of WA with the WA DNA Bank now located and fully operational at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research South Building at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
As of October 2022, Michael has completed the Qualification in Biorepository Science (QBRS) which is an internationally recognised certification in Biobanking by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Interantional Society fo Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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