Emeritus Professor Leigh Burgoyne

Emeritus Professor & Web Supervisor

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (339)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Degrees: Bachelors 1962; Hons 1963;
Except for one year of relatively pure genetics at Yale, work has mainly been in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and research has mainly been with DNA and chromatin, genetics and genome structure since 1965. Been in Forensic-related DNA technology since 1987.

Fulbright Scholar 1967-68  P (Fulbright scholar) Yale University, Connecticut USA 1967-68; 
Certificate awarded to Flinders technologies and the Flinders University of South Australia, in "Excellence in the development of technology from a University." th May 1999.

SA-great award for Science, Awarded 28th December 1999 (Proclamation day). Details as per award- Science, 1999 SA great Award, Mentor South Australian Museum,

Teaching interests
Now retired from undergraduate teaching. Teach at post graduate level usually as co-supervisor in molecular-biology related topics.
Supervisory interests
DNA mixture analysis
Macrofungal antibiotics
Molecular biology
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: soil DNA and Antibiotic preparation and structure (2)
Principal supervisor: Trace contact DNA evidence recovery and Genotyping from very Low Levels of degraded DNA template (1), Investigtion of DNA Profiling Methods for Forensic Examination of Soil Evidence (1), Tuna Genome as a basis for selection of Loci for Genetic diversity studies and breeding programs (1), Population Specific Retrotransposon Clusters in the Vertebrate Genome (1)
Associate supervisor: Forensic Identification of Avian Species using Mitochondrial Loci. (1), Biochemical and Functional Studies of the Novel Dipeptidyl Peptidase like Protein 2 short Isoform (1), Comparison of Methods for Forensic DNA Typing of Soils (1), Protein Kinase C in the Regulation of Apoptosis (1), The Adaptation of Meiotic Recombination in Neurospora Crassa for the Diversification of Heterologous Transgenes in Vivo (1), Principles of processing and analysis of clinically important genomes from nucleic acid protection media (1)
Expert for media contact
DNA Studies
Forensic Science
Molecular Biology
Dna Technology
Forensic Dna
Human Individualisation
Molecular Biology
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Media expertise
  • DNA Studies
  • Forensic Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dna Technology
  • Forensic Dna
  • Human Individualisation
  • Molecular Biology
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