ANCIENT DNA: How genetics can reveal the secrets of evolution
The mystery of what happens to DNA after death has long fascinated scientists. Our panellists will outline the biological processes that degrade DNA after death and then compare specific case studies to show how this unique substance changes in different environments. From the ancient penguins preserved in the frozen layers of Antarctica to the sacred ibis mummies from the catacombs of Egypt, our experts will reveal how they decode DNA from a range of archaeological sites centuries after death.
Prof David Lambert is the inaugural Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Griffith University and has a joint appointment in the Griffith School of Environment and the School of Biomolecular and...View Profile
Sally Wasef is a research fellow in paleogenetics. Sally’s primary focus over the past 10 years has been the study of ancient DNA from the Egyptian mummies.View Profile
Paul Willis is former Director of the Royal Institution of Australia, presenter on ABC TV's Catalyst program, palaeontologist and career science communicator.View Profile
Craig Millar is Co-director of the Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics at the University of Auckland and is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.View Profile
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