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Mr Raphael Eisenhofer Philipona

Raphael Eisenhofer Philipona
PhD Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.

My project is focused on analysing oral microbial communities (microbiomes) of ancient/historical people from Asia/Pacific. This information is obtained from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque), which is a material created by the microorganisms living in our mouths. Our microbiomes play an essential role in our health, by learning more about how our microbiomes have evolved and changed with us through time, we may be better able to treat the burgeoning incidence of 'diseases of affluence' (obesity, diabetes, asthma etc.) that we see today.

Key areas of research are:
Using ancient oral bacteria to trace past human migration.
Determining how the oral microbiome has changed through time, and how these changes relate to the health of the host.
Bacterial evolution through time.

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Mr Raphael Eisenhofer Philipona

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.

My project is focused on analysing oral microbial communities (microbiomes) of ancient/historical people from Asia/Pacific. This information is obtained from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque), which is a material created by the microorganisms living in our mouths. Our microbiomes play an essential role in our health, by learning more about how our microbiomes have evolved and changed with us through time, we may be better able to treat the burgeoning incidence of 'diseases of affluence' (obesity, diabetes, asthma etc.) that we see today.

Key areas of research are:
Using ancient oral bacteria to trace past human migration.
Determining how the oral microbiome has changed through time, and how these changes relate to the health of the host.
Bacterial evolution through time.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Research Award Royal Society of South Australia Small Research Grant Royal Society of South Australia Australia 1500
2015 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia
2014 Award Victoria Graduate Award Victoria University New Zealand $5000
2013 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship Victoria University New Zealand $6000
2013 Achievement Included on the Dean's List for Academic Excellence Victoria University New Zealand

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 - 2014 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand BSc (Honours) - Molecular Microbiology

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Eisenhofer, R., & Weyrich, L. (2018). Proper authentication of ancient DNA is still essential. Genes, 9(3), 5 pages.
DOI
2017 Eisenhofer, R., Cooper, A., & Weyrich, L. (2017). Reply to santiago-rodriguez et al.: Proper authentication of ancient DNA is essential. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(5), 3 pages.
DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2017 Eisenhofer, R., Anderson, A., Dobney, K., Cooper, A., & Weyrich, L. (2017). Ancient Microbial DNA in Dental Calculus: A New method for Studying Rapid Human Migration Events. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, Online, 1-14.
DOI
2016 Eisenhofer Philipona, R., Cooper, A., & Weyrich, L. (2016). Isolating viable ancient bacteria: what you put in is what you get out. Genome Announcements, 4(4), e00712-16.
DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1

Datasets

Year Citation
Philipona, R. E. (n.d.). Genomes-Used-For-Simulated-Metagenomes.
DOI
Philipona, R. E. (n.d.). Simulated_Metagenomes.
DOI
Position
PhD Candidate
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Darling Buidling, floor 2
Room Number
2 05
Org Unit
Genetics & Evolution

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