Presentation

Using the Micro to Understand the Macro with Dr Jessica Glass

by Dr Jessica Glass

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We are in the midst of a “Big Data Revolution” in science. How do tiny molecules of DNA play a role in this? What about microscopic elements like Carbon and Nitrogen? Through whole genome sequencing and other rapidly advancing technologies, scientists now have access to huge quantities of data at an unprecedented level.

Using iconic marine predators like the kingfish as a case study, Dr Glass will show how advances in genomics and chemistry enable us to understand macroevolutionary processes across the fish tree of life.

Join us for this story of how “big data, big fish” links genome sequencing, citizen science, animal behaviour and stable isotope analysis. You will also learn about the role of museum collections in fostering these big datasets and how a species’ genome can be used to answer questions about biodiversity conservation and management.

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