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Trap door spider “great ocean journey” gets worldwide press coverage

A paper published in┬áPLOS One today by PhD candidate Sophie Harrison and Professor Andy Austin today tells the origin story of Trapdoor Spider’s arrival in Australia. This new paper challenges the previous theory the spiders arrived in Australia during the break up of the supercontinent Gondwana 95 million years ago. However, the genetic analysis conducted […]

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Ancient DNA databank allows researchers to investigate human evolutionary changes

  Senior Research Associate, Dr Jimmy Breen from the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), was interviewed recently by The Lead about the new On-line Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR). A new world-first open access databank of ancient DNA will allow researchers worldwide to compare DNA from humans from thousands of years ago with […]

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