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Sequencing the Koala Genome Night Talk

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Australian Museum

1 William Street

Sydney, NSW 2010

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Australia has the highest mammal extinction record of any country during the Anthropocene. Hear first-hand from the leaders of the team of Australian and international scientists whose successful sequencing of the full koala genome is a scientific breakthrough with far-reaching consequences for the koala’s long-term survival.

Hear from the team who led the consortium of 54 scientists from 29 different institutions across seven countries to unlock unprecedented insights into the unique biology of the koala:

- Professor Rebecca Johnson, Director, Australian Museum Research Institute;

- Professor Marc Wilkins, Director, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, UNSW

- Professor Katherine Belov, Comparative Genomics, University of Sydney

5:45pm - Doors open | complimentary access to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition and photo opportunity with special guest Archer the Koala | complimentary drinks & snacks.

6:30pm - Talk starts
Recommended for adults and youth aged 13 and up.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition displays nearly 100 stunning, large-format photos from Australia, New Zealand and the New Guinea region. Featuring images taken by professional, emerging and junior photographers, this exhibition documents the story of our unique and ever-changing natural world.


Photo credit: Aspects of DNA work in AM Lab by Stuart Humphreys

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