SMBE Satellite Meeting on Modern Methods for the Study of Ancient DNA

Date: April 4-7, 2018

Location: Hotel Providence , Providence, RI

Hotel block lasts until: 3/8/2018. Reserve a room now using this booking weblink .

Abstract deadline: 3/5/2018 at 5 p.m. US Eastern Time.

Registration fee (includes all meals): $150 per person for trainees and $200 per person for faculty.

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Keynote Speakers

Josh Akey Princeton University

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

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Carina Schlebusch Uppsala University

Researcher, Department of Organismal Biology

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Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Inference of demographic history with ancient DNA
  • Revealing the purifying and positive effects of natural selection
  • New discoveries in ancient human DNA sequence analysis
  • Studies of ancient non-human samples

Local Arrangements

The conference will be held in Hotel Providence . You can make reservations for the conference using this booking weblink (which is recommended), or by calling the hotel directly at +1-800-861-8990.

The hotel block lasts until 3/8/2018.

The registration fee (which includes all meals) is $150 per person for trainees and $200 per person for faculty.

We will offer travel awards to multiple trainees (graduate students and postdocs), and encourage talk submissions from trainees and early-career faculty.

Note that income from a travel award or honoraria may be taxable. Check the IRS website for more details.


Sohini Ramachandran, PhD
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, PhD

Special thanks to Brown CCMB for co-sponsoring the event.