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.
|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||—|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2011 - 2014||Victoria University of Wellington||New Zealand||BSc (Honours) - Molecular Microbiology|
|2018||Eisenhofer, R., & Weyrich, L. (2018). Proper authentication of ancient DNA is still essential. Genes, 9(3).
|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.
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|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.
|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.
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