Should we bring back the T-Rex? - Ancient DNA

Lost Creatures: Big Questions

This event has now passed. Tune into the podcast of this discussion on the ABC Big Ideas program, Radio National online.

Be part of the audience of ABC’s Big Ideas in the first discussion when a team of scientific experts pose the question of bringing back creatures using Ancient DNA.

Get ready to step into a DNA time portal when this Q&A style debate heats up with experts exploring the possibility of bringing these 250-million-year-old creatures back to life. Which creatures would make the cut in our very own Jurassic Park and what genetic modifications would be needed for these lost creatures to survive in the modern day world? Deliberate, discuss and dispute alongside our experts in the first of three Q&A Series that will fuel your imagination and challenge you.

Moderator: Paul Barclay, presenter and producer of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National.


  • Professor David Lambert, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Griffith University
  • Professor Mike Archer, Evolution of Earth & Life Systems Research, UNSW
  • Dr Jessica Worthington Wilmer, Research Fellow / Molecular Identities Lab Manager, Queensland Museum 
  • Professor Hugh Possingham, Director ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland

Time: Doors open 5.30pm for exhibition viewing. Discussion 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Drinks and snacks available for purchase 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

Date: Thursday 6 February

Location: Level 2

Cost: All prices include booking fees.

Adults $21.50
MyMuseum Adults: $16.50
Concession: $16.50
MyMuseum Concession: $11.50

Event Details

06 February 2014, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Queensland Museum

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