This event is kindly supported by

CIBIO Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Porto University
Association Parisienne de Génétique des populations
The Municipal Council of the City of Porto
Human Biology - The International Journal of Population Genetics and Anthropology
Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)
 University of Porto

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Comparing Ancient and Modern DNA Variability
in Human Populations

International Conference -- Porto (Portugal), 23-25 November 2011
Convenors: Franz Manni, PhD (Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France) and
Jorge Rocha, PhD (CIBIO, Porto, Portugal)
This is the fifth conference of the series DNA POLYMORPHISMS IN HUMAN POPULATIONS

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The aim of this conference is to compare the results emerging everywhere about the genetic variability of ancient populations with the modern variability of their supposed descendants, or with populations inhabiting the same region.

Contemporary ancient DNA technology allows the typing of several specimens and a population genetics approach of ancient and remote populations is now emerging. With this meeting we want to give emphasis to this new dimension of population studies that equally challenge scholars working with modern or ancient material.

While case studies based on one single ancient sample are acceptable in special research frames, particular attention will be given to studies providing reasonable evidence of possible population replacements, admixture or continuity over the time. While technical issues usually deserve a lot of attention in the ancient DNA world, only one session of the conference will be devoted to them because we are also largely addressing population geneticists working on modern material.

Domestication issues are within the focus of the meeting, provided that they directly relate to human history and that ancient and modern DNA samples are compared.

Submitted abstracts may cover all kind of timeframes and geographical locations provided that a comparison with modern DNA variability, or with ancient DNA, is attempted. The final program, released in early September, will be mainly based on submissions received.

Scientific committee:
Miguel Carneiro, PhD; Phillip Endicott; PhD;  Nuno Ferrand, PhD;
Franz Manni, PhD; Jorge Rocha, PhD.

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