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Interested in an ancient DNA PhD? Join us at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, The University of Adelaide, we have two PhD opportunities available:

"Paleoclimate analysis using ancient microbial DNA: The history of Antarctic melting" (http://bit.ly/1RIQN8X)

"Aboriginal Heritage Project: Phylogeography, Genetics and Ancient DNA" (http://bit.ly/1hF1Um4)

Work with international researchers and collaborators, developing skills in ancient DNA recovery and analysis, interdisciplinary interpretation, and academic and science outreach writing and presentation. Apply for each project via the respective links.
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Join us at ACAD, The University of Adelaide, two PhD opportunities available:

"Paleoclimate analysis using ancient microbial DNA: The history of Antarctic melting" (http://bit.ly/1RIQN8X)

"Aboriginal Heritage Project: Phylogeography, Genetics and Ancient DNA" (http://bit.ly/1hF1Um4)

Work with international researchers and collaborators, developing skills in ancient DNA recovery and analysis, interdisciplinary interpretation, and academic and science outreach writing and presentation. Apply for each project via the respective links.

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And now for Australia! We just got a grant to explore the impacts of climate change on some of Australia's iconic species, the dingo, emu, red kangaroo and Tasmanian tiger. The University of Adelaide media release: tinyurl.com/ntx8ydn

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Was it man or the ice ages that drove the ancient giant animals extinct? Neither, it was global warming. New paper in Science today.

Check out the Conversation article: tinyurl.com/q86xjw6 and the paper: tinyurl.com/pent58p

The DNA Timelord is back, this time Jeremy and the team have developed methods to allow accurate criminal ID from ever smaller samples of hair evidence left at a crime scene.
University of Adelaide media release: tinyurl.com/otalgq3 Paper: tinyurl.com/oqocl2k

OAGR brings together ancient DNA data for collaborations, medical research, and the public. Jimmy explains why OAGR is needed and how it will allow the building on current knowledge.

https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/open-access-to-ancient-human-dna/

Jeremy is the DNA Timelord, find out how he and 3 other Adelaide researchers are working to save world's species from extinction.
Follow Jeremy on Twitter:@DNATimelord

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/special-features/the-fight-to-bring-animals-back-from-the-brink/story-fnmp5xnf-1227412710484

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OAGR has launched! Free access to ancient human genomes and microbiomes from around the world. Academic or civilian scientist, it's all there for you! https://www.oagr.org.au/

Thanks to our collaborators the University of Adelaide library, eResearch SA and ANDS

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Ancient wheat from the world's oldest winery could help improve grain yields today. Jimmy went to the archaeological site and now we're on the case.
New blog by Jimmy Breen: http://wp.me/p42e8A-be

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Rats may not be our idea of the best sailing partners, but early Polynesians intentionally took the Pacific rat on their voyages. Now, the rat's DNA can help us retrace the human colonisation of the Pacific.

New blog by Vicki Thomson: http://wp.me/p42e8A-b4
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