Modern Human Genetic Variation
A dozen of the currently most innovative minds in this rapidly expanding field will present and discuss their latest results.
2012-01-19 - 2012-01-20
Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
The National Committee for Biology at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public. Register further down at this webpage.
During recent years there has been a great advance in the understanding of the character and structure of human genetic variation. It has for example been possible to identify local adaptations to geographically variable environments. Moreover, we start to get a picture of the genetic changes that accompanied man's march from a relatively scarce African primate to a global inhabitant with a population size of nearly seven billion individuals.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and its National Committee for Biology organizes the symposium Modern Human Genetic Variation in Stockholm 19 - 20 January 2012. A dozen of the currently most innovative minds in this rapidly expanding field will present and discuss their latest results. The intention is to offer an overview of where we stand now, but also speculation on where we are going during the coming years.
Joshua M Akey
Michael F Hammer
Mark A Jobling
Noah A Rosenberg
Stephan C Schuster
Mark D Shriver
Jeff D Wall
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. For more information, download the detailed pdf-program (to the left). Please note that registration is binding for both days.