How DNA Techniques are solving mysteries

jeremy-austin  Dr Jeremy Austin, DNA researcher is a guest speaker at our District Conference in Geelong. His fascinating work with ‘ancient DNA’ will open your minds is seeing how DNA sampled through space and time to understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct animals and birds, to assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal and bird populations, and to provide valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species.

Dr Austin’s second focus utilizes ancient DNA techniques to allow forensic identification of highly degraded human remains – murder victims, missing persons and war dead. In this area Jeremy’s group is developing new “genomics” techniques for human identification as well as providing a service to the Australian Defence Force, Australian Police and humanitarian agencies to assist with the identification of human remains.

District Conference at Geelong March 23rd – 26th 2017

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