Developing a forensic mitochondrial DNA database for human identification

ADIFF dna testing

Immerse yourself in research that uses ‘ancient’ DNA techniques in the fields of genetics and evolution.

Associate Professor Jeremy Austin’s research uses ‘ancient’ DNA techniques to allow forensic identification of highly degraded human remains - murder victims, missing persons and war dead.

In this area, Jeremy's research group is developing new ‘genomics’ techniques for human identification as well as providing a service to the Australian Defence Force, Australian police and humanitarian agencies to assist with the identification of human remains.

Jeremy Austin


Associate Professor Jeremy Austin

Research area: Ancient DNA, conservation genetics and forensic biology - Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Evolution and Palaeobiology

Tagged in Honours projects - Evolution and palaeobiology, Honours projects - Jeremy Austin

STEM Careers Night - May 12

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.

You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 12 May to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

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