Studying Human Evolution from Ancient DNA

Sun, 17/05/2015 to Wed, 20/05/2015
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Liran Carmel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Major technical advances in the last few years improved the feasibility of sequencing DNA from ancient samples. Today, we have genomic information for individuals who lived hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands of years ago. Given these exciting developments, the goals of the conference are to discuss research avenues and to establish collaborations in order to promote the study of human evolution using ancient DNA (aDNA). 

The conference will cover diverse topics, including: human population genetics and population admixtures, domestication of animals and plants and the human cultural evolution, historical epidemics and transmission of zoonotic diseases as inferred from the genome of the ancient pathogens, and the latest technological developments in the field.


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Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin
Elyashiv Drori, Ariel University
Yigal Erel, The Hebrew University
Suheir Ereqat, Al-Quds University
Marina Faerman, The Hebrew University
Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University
Cristina Gamba, University of Copenhagen
Charles Greenblatt, The Hebrew University
Eran Halperin, Tel Aviv University
Israel Hershkovitz, Tel Aviv University
Naama Goren-Inbar, The Hebrew University
Johannes Krause, MPI for the Science ofHuman History
Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University
Ben Krause-Kyora, Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Hila May, Tel Aviv University
Meirav Meiri, Tel Aviv University
Almut Nebel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Rasmus Nielsen, UC Berkeley
Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen
Carla Oz, Israel Police
Mark Pallen, University of Warwick
Clio Der Sarkissian, University of Copenhagen
Daniel Shouval, The Hebrew University
Mark Spigelman, The Hebrew University
Steve Weiner, Weizmann Institute
Albert R. Zink ,EURAC Research