Genomics in Anthropology: new challenges and opportunities
Barcelona 12 July 2017
With the occasion of the XX Congress of the Spanish Physical Anthropology Association, under the motto Physical Anthropology in the Genomic Era, we realise the opportunity to arrange the International Symposium Genomics in Anthropology: new challenges and opportunities. We will bring together prominent international and national scientists to share and discuss with the audience the more recent advances and challenges in genomic anthropology.
The genomics era has come to stay; high resolution studies are going to become cheaper and faster and they are now a reality that is gradually reaching anthropological genetic laboratories. Despite the potential of these new technologies and methodologies, they require training in novel laboratorial and bioinformatics methods, representing an important challenge to the field. If anthropologists around the world, are able to meet this challenge, traditional questions of anthropological importance can be addressed in new and much more efficient ways, as it is evidenced by the last year’s revolution in paleogenomics and primate genomics. In this context, we are confident that the Symposium Genomics in Anthropology: new challenges and opportunities will represent an excellent opportunity for all of us interested on human diversity and evolutionary story.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Cristina Santos and David Comas
The registration to the XX Congress of the Spanish Physical Anthropology Association includes the assistance to the symposium. However, if you prefer you can register only in the symposium with a different registration fee.