BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: DNA

ACAD discovers two new penguin species through Ancient DNA

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA analysed DNA from prehistoric penguin bones found on the Chatham Islands east of New Zealand as part of the evolutionary study. Co-author of the study, Dr Kieren Mitchell said they were surprised when ancient DNA from these bones revealed the existence of two previously […]

Posted in ACAD, Media Release, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

Climate Change Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn. An international team of researchers from Adelaide, Sydney, London, the Netherlands, and Russia, have settled a long-standing debate about the relationship of the Siberian unicorn to living […]

Posted in ACAD, Environment Institute, News, Publications, Research Wins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Climate Change Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

Choeras morialta

Barcoding Wasps: Using DNA to Quickly Discover and Document Species

Guest post by Adelaide University PHD Student Erinn Peta Fagan-Jefferies There are a predicted 600,000 species of plant and animal in Australia, but only 30% have been formally documented and named. Taxonomy, the science of describing new species, is normally a slow process – but with so many species waiting to be documented, can we somehow […]

Posted in ACEBB, Environment Institute, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Barcoding Wasps: Using DNA to Quickly Discover and Document Species

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 […]

Posted in ACAD, Seminars | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on Research Tuesdays: Connected to Country

ACEBB/EELS/EI Seminar Series podcasts available

The Environment Institute, the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity and the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science academic group in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences hold a regular seminar series during semester. The series includes seminars with invited high-profile speakers from across the Institute’s subject areas, including marine and climate science, energy, […]

Posted in ACEBB, Podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on ACEBB/EELS/EI Seminar Series podcasts available

DNA Sequencing: Dr Mike Bunce podcast now available

The podcast for the presentation by Dr Mike Bunce is now available for download. The Environment Institute, the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science group and the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity presented Dr Mike Bunce, ARC future Fellow from the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Murdoch University, on Thursday 30 May […]

Posted in ACEBB, Podcast | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on DNA Sequencing: Dr Mike Bunce podcast now available

EI scientists use preserved bacteria on ancient teeth to track the evolution of diseases

Researchers from the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have led an International research team that have used DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons to shed light on the health consequences of the evolving diet and behaviour from the Stone Age to the modern day. The ancient […]

Posted in ACAD, News | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on EI scientists use preserved bacteria on ancient teeth to track the evolution of diseases

Ancient genes may explain modern threat to Tasmanian devils

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide have discovered that Tasmanian devils had low immune gene diversity for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years before the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease. The study, published today in the journal Biology letters, involves Environment Institute member Jeremy Austin from the Australian Centre […]

Posted in ACAD, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Ancient genes may explain modern threat to Tasmanian devils

New paper: A quantitative assessment of a reliable screening technique for the STR analysis of telogen hair roots

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Janette Edson, Alan Cooper and Jeremy Austin, as well as Elizabeth Brooks (Forensic and Data Centres, The Australian Federal Police), Carolyn McLaren (University of Canberra), James Robertson (University of Canberra), Dennis McNevin (University of Canberra) has recently been published in the Journal Forensic Science International:Genetics. The paper titled, […]

Posted in ACAD, News, Publications | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on New paper: A quantitative assessment of a reliable screening technique for the STR analysis of telogen hair roots

Issue 3 of e-Science out now!

Issue 3 of the Faculty of Sciences e-Science Magazine is out now! The new and exciting Issue 3 of e-Science features: The fight against a global health threat Discovery of the Higgs boson What DNA can tell us about the past How our love of chocolate can help developing communities New in this issue is […]

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Issue 3 of e-Science out now!