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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Helena Baird

Helena Baird uses cutting-edge genetic techniques to explore the evolution, patterns, and vulnerability of biodiversity in the Antarctic. Her doctoral work uncovered several new, cryptic species of crustacean in the deep sea. Since attaining her PhD in 2012, Helena has worked in Indonesia as an Australian Youth Ambassador, at sea on various research expeditions, at the Natural History Museum in Paris, and at the Australian Antarctic Division. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Monash University, where she is using next-generation sequencing to explore how a group of flightless beetles arrived and diversified on remote islands in the sub-Antarctic.

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Stories from the Science Lab

Six scientists. Six amazing careers. Pull up a chair, meet these unique minds and talk to them about their dreams and achievements. Network with some of Melbourne's most influential scientists and discover how these experts' stories can help you with your own career goals.

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