November 28, 2022
For the past 12 years, Dr. Carolyn Hogg has been working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, utilizing genomics as a vital tool to save this endangered marsupial. Dr. Hogg is a conservation biologist who has been working with threatened species for over twenty five years. She is the science lead for the national Threatened Species Initiative, a program generating genomic resources for Australia’s threatened species, as well as co-lead of the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group at the University of Sydney.
Genome BC was thrilled to present Dr. Carolyn Hogg as the keynote speaker at the 2022 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address where she presented Australian case studies of the Tasmanian devil and koala to highlight how genomic research is being applied to solve conservation challenges.
During her stay in Vancouver, Dr. Hogg joined Stu McNish for a “Conversation That Matters” about the role genomics is playing in an all-out effort to save the Tasmanian devil. You can watch that interview below as well as her Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address below. As an added bonus, listen to our podcast episode “Nice Genes! – The Devil is in the Details.”