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Welcome to the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) at the Australian Museum.

The ACWG was founded by Professor Rebecca Johnson in 2012, who is the Chief Investigator of projects focussed on wildlife forensics, aviation wildlife strike and a range of conservation genomics projects including the koala genome.

This unit is comprised of NATA accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) DNA laboratories and biological tissue collection.

We support all molecular based research carried out by the Australian Museum Research Institute and offer DNA-based molecular diagnostic services to a wide variety of external partners.

Our primary focus is on ecological applications such as species identification, individualisation, conservation and small population management.


Our specialised DNA services


Our scientific research

We support AMRI's molecular based research in areas such as conservation, biogeography, taxonomy, systematics and population genetics, to name a few. We also co-lead the Koala Genome Consortium.



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