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Professor, Head of Trace and Environmentl DNA (TrEnD) Laboratory, Curtin University, Curtin University

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 and characterising DNA in herbal medicines


  • 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)