Amber Condell

Hi there! My name is Amber Condell. I’m a third year Bachelor of Genetics student, who has happily been led astray by the fascinating Chemistry and Science Communication courses here at the ANU. 

One day, I hope to become a genetic counsellor or researcher - I’m the kind of person that loves patterns of genetic inheritance and enjoys drawing hypothetical family-tree diagrams for fun. 

In my very rare free time I like to knit, research film and technology history, sing and write sketches for the ANU Science Revue (hopefully) bringing smiles to audiences.


A longhorn beetle (Rhytiphora).

Research story, Student profile

Beetle mania! PhD student Lauren is reshaping the family tree of longhorn beetles

Why judging a book by its cover has led to a tangled family tree for the longhorn beetle.

Marika Niihori outside on campus.

Student profile

From ANU to Cambridge: Marika is changing healthcare on the nanoscale

After being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, ANU Physics student, Marika Niihori, is on her way to Cambridge with a vision to transform healthcare.

Matthew Spence and Vanessa Vongsouthi stand behind a sheet of PET plastic film, the breakdown target of their PETase enzyme.

Student profile

Breakin’ it down with plastic-degrading enzymes

Two PhD students are harnessing the power of an enzyme to break down plastic.