Robertson Lecture Theatre, R.N. Robertson Building 46, RSB, ANU. Thursday 12 May 2011, 4pm
Research School of Biology, ANU
Distinguished Professor, La Trobe University
Jenny and her talented research group made seminal contributions to the understanding of mammalian genome organization and evolution, exploiting the genomic differences of Australia’s unique animals as a source of variation to study highly conserved genetic structures and processes. Their studies of the chromosomes and genes of kangaroos and platypus, devils (Tasmanian) and dragons (lizards) has shed light on the organization, function nd evolution of mammalian genomes, and led to influential new theories of the origin and evolution of human sex chromosomes and sex determining genes, as well as the evolution of epigenetic silencing in mammals.