Dr Benjamin Mayne


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Biography

Benjamin Mayne is molecular biologist/bioinformatician with expertise in epigenetics and next generation sequencing. Benjamin's PhD research focused on DNA methylation an epigenetic modification, known for its regulation of gene expression and association with aging.

Currently, Benjamin is working on developing non-invasive aging assays using DNA methylation in a broad variety of vertebrates. This project will focus on reducing cost and efficiency of aging assays in a wide variety of species and has the potential to improve wildlife management.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Doctor of Philosophy
    The University of Adelaide

  • 2014

    Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
    The University of Adelaide

  • 2013

    Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)
    The University of Adelaide

Current Roles

  • FSP Postdoctoral fellow
    Measuring animal age with DNA methylation

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2018

    Bioinformatician
    South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)