Human Evolution – From fossils to ancient and modern genomes

Two human skulls, one of ancient human another of modern human
30 October, 2019 - 1 November, 2019

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ

General Information

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  • Bursary deadline: 20 August 2019
  • Abstract deadline: 03 September 2019
  • Registration deadline: 01 October 2019

The conference aims at bringing together population and evolutionary geneticists, archaeologists, palaeontologists, primatologists and medical geneticists to discuss advances in the field of human evolution.

The combination of genome sequencing tools, recent archaeological and palaeontological discoveries is reshaping our understanding of both human evolution and history. This meeting will highlight the emerging archaeological discoveries and advances in ancient DNA methods that are transforming the field.

This year’s conference will not only focus on human demography, genetic admixture and adaptation but will also explore the evolution of technological innovations, languages and behaviour in human evolution as well as human diversity and dispersal.

Meeting organisers:


Keynote Speakers

Robert Foley – University of Cambridge, UK
Chris Tyler-Smith – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

Confirmed speakers

Joshua Akey – Princeton University, USA
Susana Carvalho – University of Oxford, UK
Chris Clarkson – University of Queensland, Australia
Francesco d’Errico – University of Bergen, Norway
Anna Di Rienzo – University of Chicago, USA
Russell Gray – Max Planck Institute, Germany
Garrett Hellenthal – University College London, UK
Asifa Majid – University of York, UK
Maria Martinon-Torres – CENIEH, Spain
Iain Mathieson – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Lisa Matisoo-Smith – University of Otago, New Zealand
Carina Schlebusch – Uppsala University, Sweden
Sarah Tishkoff – University of Pennsylvania, USA