Environment Institute

Dr Bastian Llamas, ARC Future Fellow, Australian Centre for DNA will speak at the Epigenetics Science in the Pub.

Dr Llamas works with ancient DNA and was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to create the first ultra high-quality Aboriginal Australian reference genome to explore human adaption to diverse environments.

Where: Rob Roy Hotel

When: 1 Sept

Cost: Free


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