SMBE Satellite Meeting on aDNA begins!

Apr 4, 2018

Sohini and Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, who will be joining the Brown University faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and CCMB in July 2018, are the co-organizers of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) Satellite Meeting on Modern Methods for Study of Ancient DNA (4/4-4/7/2018) in Providence, RI. 60 participants from seven countries will arrive in Providence for an exciting lineup of talks and posters.

The main goal of the meeting is to bring together early career scientists (junior faculty, postdocs and graduate students) interested in discussing state-of-the-art methods and the challenges of studying population-genetic processes across time using ancient and extant DNA. As with most areas in genomics, this is one where there is an urgent need for new quantitative tools for analysis; we look forward to discussing the technical and methodological challenges facing population genetic researchers studying ancient DNA, as well as the ethics of data generation and of direct-to-consumer testing.