The CSIRO Stopwatch: Reloaded

A kangaroo obscured behind shrubs and tall grass.

Using the “The CSIRO Stopwatch” technology for monitoring wildlife, assisting with forensic investigations and studies in health and nutrition.

This project seeks to extend the findings from the predecessor project “The CSIRO Stopwatch”, which outlined the possibility of a universal epigenetic clock that allows age determination for any animal. We are now focusing on optimising technical aspects of the assay, especially on the sensitivity (hoping to be able to work on low nanogram inputs), and accuracy (hoping our clock is correct more than twice every day).

We are also developing potential use-cases for this technology, especially in the wildlife monitoring, forensics, and health and nutrition spaces.

Lead: Yi Jin Liew