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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. The centre has been nominated for their Aboriginal Hair Project, which was published in Nature this year, lead by Dr Ray Tobler. The collaboration with the SA Museum analysed […]

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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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Media Release: Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country

DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people across Australia in the early to mid-1900s has revealed that populations have been continuously present in the same regions for up to 50,000 years – soon after the peopling of Australia. Published today in the journal Nature, the findings reinforce Aboriginal communities’ strong connection to country and […]

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Research Tuesdays: Connected to Country

The next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Alan Cooper, founder of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. Title: Connected to Country When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre Cost: Free, but bookings recommended Indigenous Australians have a remarkably deep cultural and spiritual connection to their country. Now, research at the […]

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Podcast- Genetic Data Reinforcing Aboriginal Connection to Country

Radio Adelaide’s Sound of Science program chats to Dr Ray Tobler, geneticist from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Dr Tobler is part of a team of researchers working on the Aboriginal Heritage Project which aims to reconstruct the genetic history of Aboriginal communities using ground-breaking techniques. The project uses specimens and records collected through anthropological studies […]

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Vodcast- Rediscovering Indigenous Genetic Heritage

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds upon the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Building upon the 2016 theme of “Our History, Our Story, Our Future”, Professor Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), and Dr Raymond Tobler, ARC Indigienous fellow and geneticist with […]

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