Sydney Analytical is the University’s core research facility dedicated to material, chemical and biological analysis. We offer open access to the University’s flagship capabilities for vibrational spectroscopy, x-ray analysis and magnetic resonance, as well as expert technical guidance, to support researchers as they address their most challenging research priorities.
Sydney Analytical fully complements the important work being undertaken at local and international centres for collaborative research, and our network of partnerships which includes members such as Sydney Nano, the Brain and Mind Centre and Charles Perkins Centre, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, as well as extensive industry collaborators, represents a significant knowledge base through which to drive academic excellence and high-impact research outcomes.
Although three Egyptian mummies have been part of the Nicholson Museum’s collection since 1860, modern scientific techniques enable us to examine these ancient individuals with new eyes. In this presentation six experts overview different aspects of the project: - Dr Jamie Fraser (Nicholson Museum): Nicholson and the mummies - Prof John Magnussen (Macquarie Medical Imaging): CT scanning the mummies - Dr Conni Lord (Nicholson Museum): Excavating the Mer-Neith-it-es coffin - Dr Therese Harrison (Sydney Analytical, University of Sydney): Analysing the remains - Dr Andrew Howells & Dr Bernadette Drabsch (University of Newcastle): Re-colouring the coffin.