Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner and two keynote talks

Excavating archaic hominin DNA from the genomes of modern humans

Josh Akey, Princeton University

The genetic history of Africa based on modern and ancient DNA

Carina Schlebusch, Uppsala University
8:00 PM Reception

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 12:30 PM Session 1
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

The origins of the skeletons of Roopkund Lake

Éadaoin Harney, Harvard University
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Temporal dynamics of population seen from the aDNA genomes of Estonia

Kristiina Tambets, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM

Barbarian Migration and Social Organization in Medieval Europe: A Paleogenomic Approach

Eduardo Amorim, University of California Los Angeles
10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Mapping the earliest interactions between hunter-gatherers and farmers in Europe

Iain Mathieson, University of Pennsylvania
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Coffee Break
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Reconstructing the population history of Puerto Rico via ancient DNA Analysis

Maria A. Nieves-Colón, LANGEBIO, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Paleogenomic study of a Pre-Hispanic Civilization from Central Mexico

Viridiana Villa-Islas, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Queretaro, Mexico
11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

Identification of ancient pathogens through a paleogenomic approach in PreHispanic and Colonial indigenous individuals from Central Mexico.

Miriam Bravo-Lopez, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Queretaro, Mexico
12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Population structure in pre-contact North America: a whole-genome ancient DNA study

Freddi Scheib, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
12:45 AM - 3:00 PM Lunch and Posters
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Session 2
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Detecting ancient epidemics in human evolution

David Enard, Stanford University
3:25 PM - 3:50 PM

Analysis of ancient population genomics supports the mismatch hypothesis in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Oscar Lao, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM

Characterizing archaic introgression in Australo-Papuans

Anna Sapfo-Malaspinas, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
4:15 PM - 4:40 PM

Imputing the gene regulatory effects of ancient alleles reveals differential regulation between modern and ancient hominins.

Tony Capra, Vanderbilt University
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Coffee Break
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM

The Ancient DNA Revolution in Zooarchaeology

Katherine Brunson, Brown University
5:25 PM - 5:50 PM

A publicly accessible repository of the world’s ancient genomes

Shop Mallick, Harvard University
6:00 PM Dinner

Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Session 3
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Deleterious variation mimics signatures of genomic incompatibility and adaptive introgression

Kirk Lohmueller, University of California Los Angeles
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM

Shared polymorphisms reveal additional pulses of Neanderthal introgression

Recep Ozgur Taskent, State University of New York at Buffalo
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Neanderthal ancestry in modern-day humans provide clues for the pattern of Neanderthal-human admixture in the past

Fernando Villanea, Temple University
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM Coffee Break
10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Comparison of admixture estimation from ancient DNA

Joshua Schraiber, Temple University
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

Likelihood-based inference under the isolation-migration model using present-day and ancient DNA samples

Diego Ortega-Del Vecchyo, University of California Berkeley
11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Deep Learning coupled with ABC to study Native American Evolutionary History

Olga Dolgova, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Investigating the impact of reference bias on ancient DNA studies of prehistoric human populations

Torsten Günther, Uppsala University, Sweden
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Reception


Adaptive eQTLs in human populations reveal the evolutionary impacts of pleiotropy and tissue-specificity

Melanie Quiver, Georgia Institute of Technology

Evolutionary history and adaptation from whole-genome sequences of a pygmy population of Flores Island, Indonesia.

Serena Tucci, Princeton University

Paleogenetic Investigation of Medieval Nubian Population from El-Kurru, Sudan

Abagail Breidenstein, University of Michigan

Using ancient DNA to study natural selection in threespine stickleback during marine to freshwater transitions

Andy Foote, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales

aDNA Analysis Indicates Genetic Discontinuity After the Collapse of the Wari Empire

Ainash Childebayeva, University of Michigan

Paleogenomic investigations of the ancient inhabitants of the Lower Pecos region of Texas and Northern Mexico

Jennifer Raff, University of Kansas