Event Details

Monday, 12 September 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
360 Building 63
UQ Location:
Physiology Lecture Theatres (St Lucia)
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Ms Leonie Small
336 58598
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Event Description

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We are delighted to have Professor Alan Cooper from the University of Adelaide speak about his latest research in Ancient DNA as part of the 2016 Douglas Ormonde Butler Memorial Lectures in Genetics.

Professor Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA, starting with his PhD research in Allan Wilson’s UC Berkeley laboratory with Svante Paabo. He established the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford, and was Professor of Ancient Biomolecules from 2001-2005. He then moved to the University of Adelaide as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in 2005 and established the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). He was an ARC Future Fellow 2011-2014, and was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2015. In 2016 he was named the South Australian Scientist of the Year.

Professor Cooper’s research interests include the use of ancient genetic data and analytical approaches to study key evolutionary processes across a broad range of timescales and biogeography – including genomic responses to past climate and environmental changes, extinction events, human evolution and migration, and the evolution of microbiomes and disease. His multi-disciplinary focus integrates data from genomics, bioinformatics, zoology, archaeology, microbiology, forensics, palaeontology, physical dating methods, and climate records.

This is a free event, please register your interest for catering purposes: http://ems.gs/3iGO0iPbaax

For more information on the Douglas Ormonde Butler Memorial Lectures in Genetics visit: www.science.uq.edu.au/dobml

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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