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Rebecca Johnson: Koala Genome Project. Photo: Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum.

Australian Museum Blog, Amplify Podcast, 5 April 2016

AMplify is a weekly look behind the scenes at Australia’s first museum.

Join Director & CEO Kim McKay AO in conversation with scientists from the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) and experts in Indigenous Australian and Pacific cultures.

When not ‘in conversation’, AMplify will bring the best from the AM’s live talks, giving you a front row seat at enlightening presentations from inspirational people.


Episode 2: Dr Chris Reid, Entomologist

5 April 2016

In this episode, Kim chats with Chris about the decline of Christmas beetles, studying leeches in an igloo on Lord Howe Island, and the 6.5 million insect species held in the AM collection.

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Episode 1: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of AMRI

29 March 2016

“I look at the DNA of pretty much any species of animal, wildlife in our world here at the Australian Museum basically means all animals but not typically plants, and that also excludes humans…” – Dr Rebecca Johnson

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