As a female early career researcher in an exciting yet challenging new field of science: Palaeogenetics, Dr Wasef was capable of successfully conducting state of the art molecular genomics in the laboratory to determine the evolutionary relationships among individuals’ genomes. Her research focuses on retrieving genomic data from ancient human and animal skeletal remains in arid settings and the humid tropics.
Paleogenetics has challenges as DNA generally does not preserve well, if at all, in arid environments. However, Dr Wasef has successfully retrieved ancient DNA from Egyptian human and animal mummies, as well as s ancient Indigenous, remains in SEA and Australia.
Sally Wasef appears with thanks to Academic Partner Griffith University