Programme

 

1 April

 

3.00pm

registration and poster hanging  

 

4.00pm

welcome

Chiara Batini and Mark Jobling

 

4.15pm

opening lecture

Guido Barbujani

Human evolutionary genetics: a few questions for the next few years

 

5.15pm

Topic 1 plenary

Richard Durbin

Reconstructing human history from whole genome sequences

 

6.00-8.00pm

wine and cheese reception

 

 

 

2 April

 

Chair:

Matt Hurles

 

9.00am

Topic 2 plenary

Rowan Gibson

 

 

Scott Brouilette

Whole genome sequencing at a population scale

 

9.45am

Topic 3 plenary

Graham Coop

Processes shaping human genome diversity

 

10.30am

coffee break

 

11.00am

Raheleh Rahbari

Rate of germline de novo mutations and shared postzygotic mosaic events

 

11.20am

Elise Lucotte

Insights on Sexually Antagonistic Selection in the Human Genome

 

11.40am

poster talks Topics 1-6 

John Armour

Even and odd: resolving variation at the human amylase CNVs

 

 

Marc Pybus

A sensitive composite method to detect genomic regions under positive selection in 1000 genomes data

 

 

Mait Metspalu

The Genetic Legacy of the Expansion of Turkic‐speaking Nomads Across Eurasia

 

 

Cesare de Filippo

Recent change in selective pressure in genes previously affected by balancing selection in humans

 

 

Magdalena Gayà-Vidal

The nucleotide variation analysis of 41 human polymorphic inversions genotyped in different populations reveals a high degree of recurrence of inversions mediated by inverted repeats

 

 

Barbara Ottolini

Evolution of copy number variation in the rhesus macaque β‐defensin region

 

12.15am

Topic 4 plenary

Garrett Hellenthal

Making inferences from genome diversity – reconstructing history using DNA

 

1.00pm

lunch

 

2.00pm

poster session and coffee – Topics 1-6

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Chris Tyler-Smith

 

4.00pm

Topic 5 plenary

Tomas Marques-Bonet

Human and Great Ape diversity and Population history

 

4.45pm

Alicia Gallego Jiménez

Analysis of nucleotide changes in miRNAs along great apes evolution reveals functional consequences for human specific miRNA substitutions

 

5.05pm

Anders Eriksson

The effect of population structure on shared genetic variation among recently diverged species

 

5.25pm

Pierre Luisi

Recent Positive selection targets the centre of the human protein‐protein interaction network

 

5.45-6.30pm

Topic 6 plenary

Pascal Gagneux

What genetic changes made us human? – The Paradoxical Ape

 

 

 

 

7.30pm

informal research clinics  

 

 

 

3 April

 

Chair:

Giovanni Destro-Bisol

 

9.00am

Topic 8 plenary

Brenna Henn

Origins of modern humans

 

9.45am

Topic 11 plenary

Sohini Ramachandran

Migration Out of Africa: Insights from human genomic data and open questions

 

10.30am

coffee break

 

11.00am

Luca Pagani

Support for a southern exit out of Africa from 225 Ethiopian and Egyptian human genome sequences

 

11.20am

Liisa Loog

A Method for Exploring Past Migrations Using Biological or Cultural Variation Data

 

11.40am

Paul Heggarty

The Language of the Genes? How Linguistics and Genetics Should Co‐Evolve

 

12.00pm

Topic 9 round table: crossing disciplinary boundaries

Aylwyn Scally, Turi King, Mark Pagel

moderator: Joanna Story (University of Leicester, UK)

 

1.00pm

lunch

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Toomas Kivisild

 

2.00pm

poster talks Topics 7-11

Marta Puig

Evolutionary and functional analysis of a human inversion polymorphic in Asian populations disrupting a transcription factor gene

 

 

Cindy Santander

A fine scale survey of the worldwide similarity between humans and archaic hominins and its implication on the proposed admixture scenario

 

 

Louise White

Signatures of adaptation to levels of dietary selenium in recent human history

 

 

Bruce Winney

People of the British Isles: An analysis of fine‐scale population structure in a UK control population genome

 

2.20pm

poster session and coffee – Topics 7-11

 

4.00pm

Topic 15 plenary

Anna Di Rienzo

The genetic architecture of human adaptions to local environments

 

4.45pm

George Busby

The role of admixture and natural selection in establishing African population structure

 

5.05pm

Oscar Lao

On the new challenges of inferring population substructure in the human genome

 

5.25pm

Belen Lorente-Galdos

Demographic inferences from a diverse panel of African human genomes

 

5.45-6.30pm

Topic 7 plenary

Ewan Birney

The evolution of the human genome

 

7.30pm

conference dinner

 

 

 

4 April

 

Chair:

Mark Jobling

 

9.00am

Topic 12 plenary

Lounes Chikhi

Some things I read about the Neolithic transition in Europe

 

9.45am

Topic 13 plenary

Andres Moreno-Estrada

Population genomics in the Americas

 

10.30am

coffee break

 

11.00am

Etienne Patin

The impact of agricultural emergence on the genetic history of African rainforest hunter‐gatherers and agriculturalists

 

11.20am

Francesco Montinaro

Unravelling the hidden ancestry of American admixed populations

 

11.40am

poster talks Topics 12-16 

Michela Leonardi

Adaptation to lifestyle in South‐Eastern Asia

 

 

Torsten Günther

Genetic similarities in early farmers from Iberia, central and northern Europe

 

 

Anahit Hovhannisyan

Different waves and directions of Neolithic migrations in the Armenian highland

 

 

Alexander Mörseburg

Signals of selection and admixture in Island South East Asian populations

 

 

Chiara Barbieri

Language contact and genetic variation in South America: the case of the Peruvian Yanesha

 

 

Manuela Sironi

Photoperiod‐driven selection at human circadian regulatory loci and at risk variants for neuropsychiatric diseases

 

12.15am

Topic 10 plenary

Vincenza Colonna

What can we learn from genetic differences and similarities among humans?

 

1.00pm

lunch

 

 

 

 

2.00pm

poster session and coffee – Topics 1-6

 

Chair:

Ed Hollox

 

4.00pm

Topic 14 plenary

Mark Shriver

Phenotypic variation among humans

 

4.45pm

Mircea Iliescu

A genetic study of skin pigmentation variation in India

 

5.05pm

Shai Carmi

Whole genome sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jewish individuals supports population‐based personal genomics and illuminates Jewish and European origins

 

5.25pm

Eran Elhaik

Geographic Population Structure (GPS) of worldwide human populations infers biogeographical origin down to home village

 

5.45pm

Topic 16 plenary

Joanna Mountain

The future of Personal Genomics: a 23andMe perspective

 

6.30-7.00pm

concluding remarks