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Human Evolution

Open Symposium, October 10th 2013, organized by the Swedish Society for Medical Genetics and Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala. Internationally recognized scientists will present updates on findings about whom – and why – we are. The symposium is addressed to an educated public and to scientists.


The Svedberg Lecture Hall (B8) BMC, Uppsala

08.45 Registration and coffee

09.20 Introduction, Niklas Dahl and Lars Feuk

09.30 Inference of early human history. Mattias Jakobsson, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala

10.30 Duplications, Disease and Human Evolution. Evan Eichler, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

11.30 Lunch break

12.30 Genetic adaptation of the human fatty acid metabolism: selection for efficient biosynthesis of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and development of the human brain. Ulf Gyllensten, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala

13.30 Causes of Stress Sensitivity: The Interplay between Genetics and Life Experiences. Judy Cameron, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh

14.30 Coffee break

15.00 Award Ceremony – The Dahlberg Medal

15.10 Archaic Genomics. Svante Pääbo, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

16.10 Concluding remarks

Organizer: SciLifeLab