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Professor, Principal Scientist (Genomics), ESR

Professor Bunce's research interests and expertise revolve around using DNA sequencing technologies on trace, environmental and forensic substrates to address a variety of biological questions.

He has worked on a diverse variety of projects with the common theme of extracting and amplifying degraded DNA - these include studies of extinct species, DNA from ice/sediment cores, environmental DNA and microbes.


  • 2013–present
    Professor of environmental genomics, Curtin University
  • 2006–2013
    ARC Future Fellow, Murdoch University
  • 2005–2006
    Post Doctoral Researcher, McMaster University, Canada
  • 2002–2005
    Post Doctoral Researcher, Oxford University


  • 2003 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1998 
    Lincoln University, New Zealand, Bachelor of Science (1st Class Hons)