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21 November 2011

On 17th and 18th November, The School of Biosicence's Prof Mike Bruford participated in the World Wildlife Fund's annual Kathryn Fuller Symposium, held at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society in Washington DC.

This year is WWF's 50th anniversary and the meeting was themed towards exploring innovations shaping the future of conservation. Mike was talking in a session focusing on Transformative Technologies and his title was  "Trends in conservation genetics: the bottom line and the genome revolution". He focused on the impact of genomics in conservation biology and was drawing from studies carried out in collaboration with colleagues in China on the giant panda and on the Danau Girang Field Centre's ongoing work in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary.

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