Human evolution, migration and history revealed by genetics, immunity and infection

Easter Island Image courtesy of Professor Erik Thorsby

Organised by Professor Danny Altmann, Dr Francois Balloux and Dr Rosemary Boyton

This meeting offers a journey from molecules to history, bringing together geneticists, immunologists, anthropologists and historians. Infection has been the most potent evolutionary force in human history, eliminating genes offering poor resistance and selecting for new mutations conferring protection against a threat. Can genetics help us understand natural selection, human evolution and migration over the past 70,000 years?

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The proceedings of this meeting have been published in an issue of Philosophical Transactions B.

Biographies and audio recordings are available below.

Human evolution, migration and history revealed by genetics, immunity and infection 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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