BABS dingo research project one of only five finalists in PacBio competition


A proposal by BABS Professor Bill Ballard to study the DNA of a two-year-old dingo called Sandy Maliki has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. More than 200 international entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides services worth about $20,000 to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating or important plant or animal.

The general public will decide the winner and Sandy fans are encouraged to vote on the competition website:

Sandy’s progress can be followed on the Dancing with Dingoes Facebook page and on Youtube

The research has been highlighted in The Sydney Morning Herald report on 15 March 2017.