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If these genes could talk

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Carlton Brewhouse, 24 Thompson St, Abbotsford,
Melbourne 3067
Genetics - showing us the past and changing the future.

The deadliest ocean of all time

Mr Ben Francischelli (Vertebrate Palaeontology Field/Lab Preparator, Museums Victoria)
When was the last time you had an opportunity to discuss the evolution of whales and gigantic macro-predators in the Southern Ocean around Australia throughout the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene? This is it!

Ben Francischelli is a Vertebrate Palaeontologist from Museums Victoria where he has been exploring the southern coastline of prehistoric Australia. He has found evidence of the largest macro-predators the world has ever seen.

What can prehistoric DNA tell us?

Dr Cristina Valdiosera (Lecturer, La Trobe University)
Discover how DNA from archaeological remains can become a powerful tool, helping to reveal human history by reading into our genes.

Dr Valdiosera is a molecular archaeologist at La Trobe University, interested in human and animal history. She uses Ancient DNA to better understand how species lived and interacted in the past.

Genetic engineering: movies vs. reality

Mr Ben Novak (Lead Scientist, Revive & Restore)
Feats of genetic engineering once only imagined in science fiction are now emerging as real applications, changing the future of medicine, agriculture, and wildlife conservation. Unlike movie monsters, real GMOs are changing the world for the better.

Mr Ben Novak has emerged as a public voice for both the technical and sociopolitical development and use of biotechnologies for wildlife conservation. Working for Revive & Restore, he is currently focused on creating the world's first transgenic pigeons.