Conference: Genes, Fossils and Behaviour: an Integrated Approach to Human Evolution

Nick Goldman N.Goldman at gen.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 24 10:07:41 EST 1998


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Places are still available for the following NATO ASI, and the closing
date for applications is 30th April 1998. Please also pass this
information on to any colleagues who may be interested - Thanks.

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                 A NATO Advanced Study Institute

                   GENES, FOSSILS AND BEHAVIOUR:

              AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO HUMAN EVOLUTION

                    6 - 18 September 1998

While the basic pattern of hominid evolution is well documented, the
recent evolutionary history of homo sapiens is less clear.   Application
of molecular genetics techniques has great potential for resolving
issues over this period, but as the complexity of such data increases
the quantitative methods used for its analysis become more important.
This phase is also one of the richest for biological and behavioural
evidence derived from both fossils and archaeology.  The ASI aims to
bring together experts from these diverse areas and through survey and
research lectures to inform participants of the latest developments in
the field, covering data and its interpretation, and experimental and
analytical techniques.

The programme will be aimed at research scientists at postdoctoral level
and beyond, though it will also be accessible to advanced graduate
students.

                       Organising Committee:

                 Director: Peter Donnelly (Oxford)

    Robert Foley (Cambridge), Svante Paabo (Munich), Alan Rogers (Utah)

                         Other Lecturers:

      Guido Barbujani (Ferrara)       Lynn Jorde (Utah)
      Jaume Bertranpetit (Barcelona)  Marta Lahr (Sao Paulo)
      Robin Dunbar (Liverpool)        Mark Stoneking (Penn State)
      Robert Griffiths (Monash)       Nayouki Takahata (Kanagawa)
      Jean-Jaques Hublin (Paris)      Ryk Ward (Oxford)

Applications: To participate in the NATO ASI, please complete and return
an application form and, for students and postdoctoral fellows, arrange
for a letter of reference from a senior scientist. Limited financial
support is available for participants from appropriate countries, and
the
usual guidelines for the NATO ASI series will be followed in the
selection
for participants.

Location and Costs: The workshop will take place at the Isaac Newton
Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson
Court, adjacent to the Institute. The conference package costs 600
UK pounds for academics and 1000 UK pounds for others, which includes
accommodation from 6 to 18 September, together with breakfast, and
evening
meals, plus lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take
place.

Information and Application Forms: are available from the WWW at
http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/programs/bfgw02.html. Completed forms and
letters of recommendation should be sent to Heather Hughes at the above
address, or by e-mail to: h.hughes at newton.cam.ac.uk

          Closing Date for the receipt of applications
         and letters of recommendation is 30 April 1998

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If you are submitting an email application to attend the NATO ASI and
require funding, please also forward a hard copy of your application
form
by post or by fax to;

Heather Hughes
Conference and Programme Secretary        email:
h.hughes at newton.cam.ac.uk
Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road,       Fax: +1223 330508
Cambridge, CB3 0EH, UK                    Tel: +1223 330119




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