Rotary Melbourne 7 Sep
Rotary Melbourne Weekly Club Meeting - 7 September 2022
Guest Speaker Professor Andrew Pask, Head, Thylacine Integrated Genomic Restoration Research
(TIGRR) Lab, University of Melbourne
Title 'Giant Leap Toward Thylacine De-Extinction'
Time 12.30 for 12.50 -2.00pm
Venue No35 Restaurant Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Price $53 (2 course lunch @ No35) / $10 Zoom only online access
The extinct Tasmanian tiger or thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was a large marsupial carnivore native to Australia. Once ranging across parts of the mainland, the species remained only on the island of Tasmania by the time of European colonization. It was driven to extinction in the early 20th century and is an emblem of native species loss in Australia.
Bringing extinct animals back from the dead is no longer the realm of science fiction but is fast becoming a scientific reality. Around the world, research is ongoing to bring back key species using modern science advances in DNA sequencing, DNA editing and reproductive technologies.
Professor Andrew Pask Professor In Epigenetics, and his team at the University of Melbourne are on a mission.