Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics
The ACWG comprises our Applied Genetics expertise - where our natural science collections meet next generation DNA sequencing technologies
The Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics is based at the Australian Museum, Sydney.
Conduct high quality research in the fields of molecular systematics, ecological population genetics, and functional genomic analysis.
Our research scientists apply their expertise to a diversity of research questions on a wide range of taxa.
Meet the staff of the Wildlife Genetics and Microscopy Unit.
Include providing DNA-based "molecular diagnostic" services in ecological applications such as species identification, individualisation, conservation and small population management.
Our 'wildlife forensics' DNA-analysts work with state and federal government agencies in the identifcation of smuggled wildlife, suspected quarantine incursions.
We also work closely with the aviation industry who regularly use our applied genetics services in the molecular identification of aviation wildlife strike.
We have collaborators in Museums, Herbaria and Universities across the Australia and the world.
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Our frozen tissue bank contains tens of thousands of samples comprising a large variety of both exotic and native Australian animals.
Dr Rebecca Johnson , Head, Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics