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The ACAD Team

Professor Alan Cooper, ARC Laureate Fellow, Director
Research interests
: One of the leaders in the field of ancient DNA, Alan works between the fields of earth sciences, evolutionary genetics, archaeology and medical sciences.
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Ph: +61 8 8313 5950
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 209b

A/Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director
Jeremy has a long career working on the genetics of Australian biota and the impacts of climate change.
Research interests: evolutionary and conservation biology, human and wildlife forensics, ancient DNA, phylogeography, conservation genetics.
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Ph: +61 8 8313 4557
Fax: +61 8 8313 4364
Office: Darling Building, Rm 213

Ms Maria Lekis, Centre Coordinator
Area: Centre administration (marketing, financial matters, reporting, web design, PR and communication).
Ph: +61 8 8313 3952
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 209a

Dr Bastien Llamas, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Human evolution (ancient human DNA), phylogeography, immunogenetics, epigenetics.
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205c

Dr Laura Weyrich, ARC DECRA Fellow
Research Area: Microbiomes and Dental Calculus.


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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205c

Dr Kieren Mitchell, ARC Research Associate
Research Area: Megafaunal evolution and extinction.

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Office: Darling Building, Rm205c

Dr Denice Higgins, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Human Forensics.


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+61 8 8313 8242
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Dr Stephen Richards, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Ancient cereals.


Ph: +61 8 8313 1484
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 206

Dr Holly Heiniger, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator
Research area: Megafauna extinction.

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Ms Corinne Preuss, Technical Officer/Lab Coordinator


Research Area: Ancient Plants

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Dr Ray Tobler, ARC (DAATSIA) Research Fellow
Research area: Megafauna extinction.

Ph: +61 8 8313 8242
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

Dr Pere Bover Arbos, ARC Research Associate
Research area: Megafauna extinction

Ph: +61 8 8313 3698
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205e

Dr Yassine Souilmi, ARC Research Associate
Research interests: Bioinformatics



Ph: +61 8 8313 8242
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Office: Darling Building, Rm 205b

PhD Candidates at ACAD

Luis Arriola

Luis Arriola
Ph: +61 8313 5148| Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Bioinformatics

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Muslih Abdul-Aziz
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building Rm 205d

Research Area: Microbiomes.

Felicia Bardan

Felicia Bardan
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Human Forensics

Raphael Eisenhofer

Raphael Eisenhofer
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Using ancient dental calculus to trace human migration and disease in Polynesia. twitter feed

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Lindsey Fenderson
Ph: +61 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Ancient landscape genomics. twitter feed

Alex Salis

Alexander Salis
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Megafauna extinction

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Oscar Estrada Santamaria
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Ancient Plants

Andrew Farrer

Andrew Farrer
Ph: +61 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Identification of factors causing oral microbiotal change through time.

Graham Gower

Graham Gower (MSc)
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Bioformatics

 

Yichen Liu

Yichen Liu
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

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Ayla van Loenen

Ayla van Loenen
Ph: +61 8313 8245, Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Evolutionary genetics.

Tim Rabanus-Wallace

Tim Rabanus-Wallace
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

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Lauren White

Lauren White
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Wildlife and conservation genomics.

PhD Graduates from ACAD

Guido Valverde, PhD (2016)

Oliver Wooley, MSc (2016) Developing methods to process, interpret and present NGS data for end users using the Geneious platform.

Paul Czechowski (2016) Antarctic Soil biodiversity/environmental genomics.

Alex Boast, MSc (2016)

Jennifer Shaw (2016)

Kieren Mitchell: (2015)

Michael Herrera: (2015)

Steve Richards: Investigation and Application of Methods for Ancient DNA Research (2015).

Denice Higgins: Post-mortem degradation on the ability to retrieve DNA from ancient & forensic tooth speciems (2014).

Jennifer Young: Forensics investigation of soil samples (2014).

Jessica Wadley: Population Genetics and Phylogeography of Antilopine Wallaroo Using Degraded DNA from Scats and Museum Specimens (2014).

Vicki Thomson: Using ancient DNA as an essential tool to explore past Australian biodiversity (2013).

Julien Soubrier: What ‘molecular’ time is it? – Use of ancient DNA to refine estimates of molecular timescales (2012).

Christina Adler: Dental Calculus (2012).

Clio Der Sarkissian: Mitochondrial DNA in Ancient Human Populations of Europe. This project is also part of the National Geographic Society's 'Genographic Project' (2012).

Sarah Bray: The evolution and genetic diversity of ancient bears (2012).

Nic Rawlence: Palaeoecology and population demographics of the extinct New Zealand Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) (2011).

Trevor Worthy: Tertiary Fossil Waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes) of Australia and New Zealand (2008).

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

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Australia

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