The Devil’s in the D-tales: How ancient DNA is demystifying today

Analysis of up to 100,000-year-old DNA at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA promises to throw new light on some of today’s most intriguing questions.

Do the Tasmanian Devil’s ancestors hold genetic clues to halting the voracious devil facial tumour disease? Was the iconic Dodo really just a big pigeon? Can the lone sailor recovered from the HMAS Sydney finally bring closure to his living relatives? In clear, everyday language, Dr Jeremy Austin will bring this fascinating field of discovery to life.

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About the Speaker

Jeremy AustinDr Jeremy Austin is an ARC Senior Research Associate in the School of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide.

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