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Human evolution in the genomic era | 1-4 April 2014 | Leicester UK
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Human evolution in the genomic era: Origins, populations and phenotypes

Organisers: EMBO; contact Chiara Batini or Mark Jobling (University of Leicester) embo2014humanevolution@gmail.com

Dates: April 1st- 4th, 2014

Location: College Court Conference Centre, Leicester, UK

Website: http://events.embo.org/14-human-evo/
The website gives all the necessary information on abstract submission, fees, registration, conference agenda, hotel, exhibitions and other important facts.

Purpose of the conference

“Molecular studies of human evolution have undergone an extraordinary transformation in the last decade. The analysis of human genetic diversity has shifted from locus-specific to genome-wide, with new molecular techniques and informatic methods, and their application in large-scale collaborative projects. This revolution is providing new insights into the human past, into mutation rates and recombination processes, and into adaptation and the molecular and evolutionary basis of genetic disease. This EMBO Conference aims to provide an accessible opportunity for early-career researchers and PhD students to exchange ideas and knowledge with each other, and with key senior investigators who have contributed some of the major advances. The meeting represents a dynamic and stimulating forum for discussing the state of the art and future of this field.”

Topics:
• Human genome sequence variation
• New frontiers in sequencing technologies
• Processes shaping human genome diversity
• Making inferences from genome diversity
• Humans as apes
• What genetic changes made us human?
• The function of the human genome
• Origins of modern humans
• Crossing disciplinary boundaries
• The global distribution of genome diversity
• Migrating out of Africa
• The impact of agriculture
• Into new-found lands
• Phenotypic variation among humans
• Evolutionary aspects of simple and complex disease
• The personal genome

Confirmed Speakers

Guido Barbujani, Universita' di Ferrara, Italy
Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatic Institute, UK
Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Lounes Chikhi, CNRS Toulouse, France
Vincenza Colonna, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics - ABT, Italy
Graham Coop, UC Davis, USA
Anna Di Rienzo, University of Chicago, USA
Richard Durbin, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Pascal Gagneux, UC San Diego, USA
Garrett Hellenthal, University College London, UK
Brenna Henn, Stony Brook University, USA
Turi King, University of Leicester, UK
Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC), Spain
Joanna Mountain, 23andme, US
Mark Pagel, University of Reading, UK
Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University, USA
Aylwyn Scally, University of Cambridge, UK
Mark Shriver, Pennsylvania State University, USA


Who are the organisers?

This is an EMBO conference. The local organisers are Prof Mark Jobling and Dr Chiara Batini of the Department of Genetics in the University of Leicester. They can be contacted at the email address given above. Further details on the organisers and co-organisers can be accessed via the conference website given above.
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This EMBO Conference aims to provide an accessible opportunity for early-career researchers and PhD students to exchange ideas and knowledge with each other, and with key senior investigators who have contributed some of the major advances. The meeting represents a dynamic and stimulating forum for discussing the state of the art and future of this field.”Angel
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