PUBLIC LECTURE: Lecturesaurus: Time travelling with ancient DNA
|Lecturesaurus: Time travelling with ancient DNA : Public lecture with Dr Mike Bunce at Scitech
You may have seen Jurassic Park, where dinosaurs were from insects, but how much time travelling is really possible with ancient DNA? Join us for the first public lecture in Scitech's Lecturesaurus series with expert Dr Mike Bunce from Murdoch University.
Mike will tell us about his groundbreaking research extracting DNA from extinct birds. From the fossilised poo of the twelve foot moa bird of New Zealand, to eggshell fragments from the massive Madagascan elephant bird, ancient DNA can reveal more about what these creatures ate, how they evolved and how they became extinct.
This lecture is part of a series of public lectures in which local scientists will provide insight into some of the fascinating research in the world of palaeontology and extinct animals. The lecture series coincides with Scitech’s current feature exhibition Explore-a-saurus, and each lecture will include time before and after the lectures to step back in time and walk amongst the dinosaurs.
Time: Doors open 6.00pm, lecture 6.30-7.30pm
Location: Lotterywest Science Theatre, Scitech
Cost: $5 per person, or free to Scitrekker members.
The fee includes time in Scitech’s Explore-a-saurus exhibition which will be open before and after the lecture (6pm-8pm).
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