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Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Darling Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA
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Personnel Organisation at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA(ACAD)

 

Prof Alan Cooper, ARC Future Fellow, Director
Ph: +61 8 8313 5950 | Darling Building, Rm 209b

One of the leaders in the field of ancient DNA, Alan works between the fields of earth sciences, evolutionary genetics, archaeology and medical sciences.
Research interests
: ancient DNA, environmental genomics, forensics, extinctions, population genetics, climate change, conservation biology, human evolution, and megafunal ecosystems.

Dr Jeremy Austin, ARC Future Fellow, Deputy Director
Ph: +61 8 8313 4557 | Darling Building, Rm 209a

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.

Dr Wolfgang Haak, Senior Research Associate
Ph:
+61 8 8313 5565 | Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research Area:
ancient human DNA, phylogeography, prehistory, human evolution

Ms Maria Lekis, Executive Support Officer
Ph: +61 8 8313 3952 | Fax: +61 8 8303 4364 | Darling Building, Rm 209a

Area: Centre administration (marketing, financial matters, web and communication).

Bastien Llamas

Dr Bastien Llamas, ARC Research Associate
Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research Area: Human evolution (ancient human DNA), phylogeography, immunogenetics, epigenetics 

Laurence

Dr Laurence Clarke, ARC Research Associate
Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research Area: Environmental Genomics

Julien Soubrier

Dr Julien Soubrier, ARC Research Associate
Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Laura

Dr Laura Weyrich, ARC Research Associate
Ph: +61 8 8313 5565 | Darling Building, Rm 205c

Research Area: Microbiomes

Jimmy Breen

Dr Jimmy (James) Breen, ARC Research Associate (via the School of Ag, Food & Wine)
Ph: +61 8 8313 5280 | Darling Building, Rm 206

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Vicki

Dr Vicki Thomson, ARC Research Associate
Ph: +61 8 313 8242 | Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research Area:

Jessica Wadley

Jessica Wadley
Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research Area: Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics.

Elenor

Ms Eleanor Tobe, Lab Coordinator & Research Assistant (Advanced DNA Forensic Facility).

Ph: +61 8 8313 5282 | Darling Building, Rm 209a

Pere

Dr Pere Bover Arbos, Visiting Marie Curie Fellow
Ph: +61 8 8313 8242 | Darling Building, Rm 205b

Research Area: Marsupial extinction

Luis Arriola

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

Research Area: Bioinformatics

Alex Boast

Alex Boast
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Conservation biology

Paul

Paul Czechowski Co-joint with the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity (ACEBB
Ph: +61 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Antarctic Soil biodiversity/environmental genomics.

Janette

Janette Edson

Research Area: genetic approaches to the forensic analysis of human hair

 

Andrew Farrer

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

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

Michael

Michael Herrera
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245| Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Domestication

Denice

Denice Higgins
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building Rm 205a

Research Area: Post-mortem degradation on the ability to retrieve DNA from ancient & forensic tooth specimens

Kieren

Kieren Mitchell
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building Rm 205d

Research Area: Vertebrate phylogenetics and macroevolution

Stephen Richards
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: R&D to Immortalize Ancient Genomes as Libraries

Jennifer

Jennifer Shaw
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building Rm 205d

Research Area: Environmental genomics/ DNA assessment of freshwater systems (quality & health)

Guido

Guido Valverde
Ph: +61 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Pre-columbian human genetic diversity in South America using ancient DNA

Oliver

Oliver Wooley
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Developing methods to process, interpret and present NGS data for end users using the Geneious platform.

Jennifer

Jennifer Young
Ph: +61 8 8313 8245 | Darling Building, Rm 205d

Research Area: Forensics investigation of soil samples.

Tim

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

Research Area:

Lauren White

Lauren White
Ph: +61 8 8313 5148 | Darling Building, Rm 205a

Research Area: Wildlife and conservation genomics

 

Dr Linh Nguyen
ARC Super Science Fellow

Oliphant Building
School of Chemistry and Physics

Dr Jessica Metcalf, USA

Research Area: evolution, phylogeography, population genetics, and climate envelope models

Guilian

Dr Guilian Sheng, China

Research Area: phylogeography, phylogenetics

 

Dr Jamie Wood, Research Fellow
Landcare ResearchLtd, New Zealand

Project: Moa coprolites

Dr Kyle Armstrong
Ph: +61 8 8313 1484| Darling Building, Rm 115

Research Area: phylogeography, taxonomy, landscape genetics, conservation, bioacoustics

 

Andrew Wiewel, PhD Candidate

Darling Building, Rm 205e

student

Congratulations to Trevor Worthy who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2008.

Thesis title: Tertiary Fossil Waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes) of Australia and New Zealand.

 

Congratulations to Nic Rawlence who was awarded a doctor of Philosophy in late 2010

Thesis title: Palaeoecology and population demographics of the extinct New Zealand Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes)

Congratulations to Sarah Bray who graduated in April 2011 with her PhD thesis: The evolution and genetic diversity of ancient bears.

Congratulations to Clio Der Sarkissian who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2012 for her thesis, entitled 'Mitochondrial DNA in Ancient Human Populations of Europe. This project is also part of the National Geographic Society's 'Genographic Project'.

Christina Congratulations to Christina Adler who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2012. Christina's project was on Dental Calculus.
JSoubrier

Congratulations to Julien for being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2012 on his thesis, What ‘molecular’ time is it? – Use of ancient DNA to refine estimates of molecular timescales.

Vicki Congratulations to Vicki for being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2013. Her thesis was entitled, 'Ancient DNA in the Australian context: Investigating evolutionary and ecological responses to environmental change".