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Australian Centre for Ancient DNA nominated for Eureka Prize!

This morning nominations for the prestigious Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes were released and the Australian Centre for DNA – lead by Prof Alan Cooper has been nominated Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. The centre has been nominated for their Aboriginal Heritage Project, which was published in Nature this year, lead by Dr Ray Tobler. The collaboration […]

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Congratulations to our Tall Poppy Winners!

A big congratulations to the Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Dr Laura Weyrich, who have been awarded prestigious Tall Poppy Awards. The Tall Poppy Awards recognise world-class researchers with a passion and commitment to communicating science. The awards are presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. This year, 8 South Australians were […]

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Guest Post: New ancient DNA study sheds light on the history of American peccaries

Today’s guest post comes from ACAD Honours student Tahlia Perry. You may recognise Tahlia’s name, as she has contributed to the Environment Institute blog previously on her experiences in the National Science Communication competition Famelab, and her follow up interview on ABC Radio. Tahlia writes about her Honours project at the Australian Centre for Ancient […]

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Guest Post: Dr Laura Weyrich delights audiences at Pint of Science

Dr Laura Weyrich writes for us about speaking at Pint of Science, last month.   Speaking to the public about science has to be the best part of my job as a research scientist.  I’ve said that over and over again, and I genuinely mean it.  Sure, a bunch of scientist can get together and […]

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Dr Bastien Llamas has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship

We would like to formally congratulate Dr Bastien Llamas on his ARC Future Fellowship. Dr Llamas is part of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA,  one of the top laboratories in the world for ancient DNA research. He has been awarded almost $700,000 to create the first ultra high-quality Aboriginal Australian reference genome to explore […]

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Alan Cooper to be on the panel for The National Science Quiz this year

The National Science Quiz is here! Date: Sunday 25 June, 2017 Time: 2:00pm–3:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm) Venue: ANZAC Hall @ Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town Join host Charlie Pickering as he exercises the expert mind of Australian Centre of Ancient DNA and The Environment Institute Alan Cooper. Also appearing on the panel […]

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Sprigg Lecture to Feature Alan Cooper

The Sprigg Lecture Series is an opportunity for the public to engage with the latest research and thinking around scientific and culture discoveries. The next Sprigg Lecture will be presented by Professor Alan Cooper, who will talk about the Aboriginal Heritage Project. The Aboriginal Heritage Project is a collaborative effort between the Australian Centre for […]

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Tasmanian devil myth busted in new paper

Tasmanian Devils are a precious Australian icon that now dwell only on the island of Tasmania. The devils were once wild across mainland Australia, but went extinct around 3000 years ago. But could some of those devils have survived on the mainland? Are there any populations left? Environment Institute researchers searched for answers. The myth of […]

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Pint of Science with Laura Weyrich

Pint of Science is coming to Adelaide, bringing together science enthusiasts over a nice, cold bevvy. This year’s Pint of Science will feature our very own Dr Laura Weyrich. Weyrich is an expert on ancient DNA and the original palaeo diet. Using DNA sequencing of ancient dental tar, she reconstructs diets of Neanderthals long gone. […]

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LISTEN: The Science Show

Professor Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA and Giles Hamm, PhD Candidate from LaTrobe University were interviewed on ABC RN’s Science show last Saturday (14th of April). They talked about their recent discovery of a cave which contains the first reliably dated human interaction with mega fauna, over 49,000 years ago. […]

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