October 26, 2021 –
Have you ever wondered how life started and evolved into this amazing biodiversity we see around us? DNA Zoo team have studied the tree of life and have unveiled a new classification system for cell nuclei and discovered a method for transmuting one type of cell nucleus into another. Their experiments show that you can make a human nucleus reorganise to resemble a fly nucleus. Over the course of evolution, species can switch back and forth from one type to the other. When you look through the DNA lens, you will find that evolution has already done this experiment many, many times through mutations!
Dr Parwinder Kaur is an award-winning scientist, a passionate leader, inspiring pioneer and positive role model in biotechnology with 15+ years of initiating and delivering research outcomes across a range of fields. Dr Kaur’s journey has been inspired by problem solving and she leads an innovative DNA Lab that enables research to span the spectrum of scientific activities beyond the traditional ‘Lab-to-Landscape’ model. With DNA Zoo Australia she is on a mission to provide genomic empowerment to unique Australian biodiversity facilitating conservation efforts for the threatened and endangered species.