Human evolution – plagues, pathogens and selection
Organised by Professor Danny Altmann, Dr Francois Balloux and Dr Rosemary Boyton
In this Satellite meeting we aim to bring together an international cohort of academics from highly diverse backgrounds so that anthropologists, historians, geneticists, immunologists, molecular microbiologists and experts on the evolution of language can together bring their knowledge to bear on plotting the timeline of human history and the forces that have shaped it. We will consider the co-evolution of man, our immune system and our major pathogens, taking into account recent evidence from DNA sequencing initiatives alongside the evidence from historical artifacts.
Programme available to download here.