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Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)

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Combining advanced ancient DNA facilities with dedicated bioinformatics capabilities, ACAD conducts leading research into ancient human migration, megafaunal extinction, ancient microbiomes and forensic analysis.

Development of cutting-edge ancient DNA approaches is undertaken in collaboration and partnership with research teams, museums and industries around the world. Our success is based on a passion for science and a strong team dynamic, which results in the delivery of high impact publications, mentoring higher degree researchers and science outreach.

Latest publication First largescale study showing first real time genetic record of the timing and process of the peopling of the Americas. To read more about this latest research published in Science Advances, visit here.


ACAD latest Blog post Inside view into ACAD, commentaries, fieldwork and all that is science.


PhD opportunities at ACAD pdf Come join our team and work on exciting and interesting projects. Both domestic and international scholarships are available via the Adelaide Graduate Centre. To view available PhD projects, click here.


Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
School of Biological Sciences
Darling Building
North Terrace Campus

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005


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