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It's In My Genes

Past event - 2022
09 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne,
Melbourne 3000
How does genetics play a role in animal conservation and de-extinction?

How humans can, and have controlled evolution

Mikaeylah Davidson (PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne )
Evolution: what is it and how have humans learnt to control it? Smaller dogs, bigger cows, and faster horses. We have been manipulating the world around us for thousands of years – and we're only just getting started.

Mikaeylah is a wildlife biologist undertaking her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her current research is focused on using genomics and selective breeding to try and save the critically endangered Southern Corroboree frog.

Who's your (frog) daddy?

Alexander Wendt (PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne)
Alexander will explain how his team studies frogs and how they use genetics to monitor and better understand them.

Alex recently hopped over from America to Australia for his PhD. Before coming down under, Alex worked throughout Yellowstone National Park monitoring animal diseases, including the amphibian chytrid fungus.

De-extinction; Back from the dead!

Prof Andrew Pask (Professor, The University of Melbourne )
We now have the technology to bring species back from the dead through a process called de-extinction... but should we? Andrew will explain the technology and marsupial conservations tools we are developing to do just this for the Tasmanian Tiger.

Dr Andrew Pask is a Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in 1999 at LaTrobe University. He worked as a postdoc in the USA and Australia and has held several fellowships from the NHMRC and ARC.

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