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Professor Michael Bunce

Professor Michael Bunce Professor Michael Bunce

BSc. Hons (Lincoln University), PhD. (Australian National University).

Position Professor (Distinguished Research Fellow)
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Environment and Agriculture
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 311.121
Phone 08 9266 5103
Email Michael.Bunce@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

 

 

Overview

 

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Recent grants and awards

2013: CIA, NHMRC project grant ($480,000) to investigate new DNA and toxicological methods for auditing herbal medicines in Australia.

2013: CI, ARC Linkage ($295,000) to study ticks and tick diseases in Australia.

2011: Co-CI, ARC discovery grant ($350,000) to study extinction and biodiversity on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

2011: CI, ARC Discovery grant ($152,000) to study ancient DNA preserved in sediments Archaeological sites in the South West of Western Australia.

2010: Awarded the Murdoch University VC’s prize for outstanding early career researcher.

2009: ARC Future Fellowship, ~$800,000 to study past biodiversity in WA,

2009: Marsden Fund: ~$777,000 to study the archaeology of moa hunter sites in NZ,

2006: CI, ARC Discovery grant ($192,000) to Study Long term DNA survival in Australia.

2006: Marsden Fund (New Zealand) $825,000 (NZD) to study the population structure of the extinct moa in North Canterbury. (Collaboration with Prof Richard Holdaway - University of Canterbury)

 

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Employment History

Undergraduate at Lincoln University (NZ) 1994-1997

Doctoral research at the ANU (1998-2002)

Post-doctoral Researcher Oxford University (2002-2005)

Post-doctoral Researcher McMaster University (2005-2006)

Associate Professor, Murdoch University (2006 - 2013)

Professor, Curtin University (2014 - present). 

 

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Teaching

 

 

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Research Interests

My research interests and expertise revolve around using DNA sequencing technologies on trace, environmental and forensic substrates to address a variety of biological questions. I have worked on a diverse variety of projects with the common theme of extracting and amplifying degraded DNA - these include studies of extinct species, DNA from ice/sediment cores and characterising DNA in herbal medicines

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=YPoEsJcAAAAJ&hl

 

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Specialty Areas

 

 

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Publications

2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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Additional publication categories

2015

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2009

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Other Information

 

 

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