APPRENTICE PROGRAM: Evolutionary Biologist’s Apprentice
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Griffith University Nathan Campus

Age Recommendation

School Years 9 to 12 only

Venue

Griffith University Nathan Campus

Location

Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

Cost

$10

Summary

Join Professor David Lambert’s research team at Griffith University to discover what ancient DNA analysis is adding to the fascinating story of human evolution.

Learn how this recent scientific advance is building on the wealth of archaeological and ancient knowledge to explore why only one human species, Homo sapiens, has survived to roam the earth.

Discover also how unlocking secrets in the DNA of ancient bone samples is helping to repatriate Aboriginal remains and provide for reconnection to country, particularly for members of the Stolen Generation who may not know their kin.

At Griffith University, you will explore the Ancient DNA Laboratory, extract and analyse a sample of ancient DNA from bone and learn how the DNA sequence code can make links with the past.

Please note participants must be aged 15 and over and covered footwear is essential.

 

 

Griffith University Nathan Campus

Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Nathan, Queensland, Australia