29-31 MAY, 2019, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
The international conference
"Centenary of Human Population Genetics"


About conference
This year marks the centenary of human population genetics.
The study discovered genetic variability in human populations was published in the Lancet journal a hundred years ago (Hirschfeld and Hirschfeld, 1919) and it is unanimously recognized by scientists as the date of birth of our science

Session Topics
* Research of gene pools of the peoples of the world
* Studies of ancient DNA
* Forensic genetics
* Development of population genetic databases
* Population-based biobanks
* Development of new methods and programs
* Interdisciplinary research
* Genetic genealogy

Abstracts selected by the Program Committee for oral presentations will be published in the Russian Journal of Genetics (included in the Web of Science Core Collection). A poster session will also be organized. Abstracts of both oral and poster presentations will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

REGISTRATION FORM
Early bird registration is over. Late registration and abstract submission continues till April 1
The registration fee (and reduced registration fee for students) will be announced before March 15
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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Chris Tyler-Smith
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Yali Xue
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Wolfgang Haak
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany

Martin Sikora
Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark
Gyanishver Chaubey
Banaras Hindu University, India
Bayzit Yunusbayev
Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia
Pierre Zalloua
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Kristiina Tambets
University of Tartu, Institute of Genomics, Estonia
Jose Raul Sandoval
University of San Martín de Porres, Centro de Investigación de Genética y Biología Molecular, Peru
Choongwon Jeong
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Department of Archaeogenetics, Germany
Theodore Schurr
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology, USA
Siiri Rootsi
University of Tartu, Institute of Genomics, Estonia
Mait Metspalu
University of Tartu, Institute of Genomics, Estonia
Li Jin
Fudan University, School of Life Sciences, China
Oleg Balanovsky
Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Research Centre of Medical Genetics, Russia
Maxat Zhabagin
National Center for Biotechnology, Kazakhstan
David Comas
University Pompeu Fabra, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Spain
Iain Mathieson
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pensilvania, USA
Ornella Semino
Università di Pavia, Italy
Tatiana Tatarinova
University of Southern California, USA
Pavel Flegontov
University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Elza Khusnutdinova
Ufa Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Participants map
On February 18, the conference has 218 registered participants from 24 countries. Registration continues...
COMMITTEE
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Chairman
O. P. Balanovsky, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of Laboratory of Genomic Georgaphy, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Deputy Chairman
S. K. Abilev, Professor, Dr.Biol.Sci
Deputy Director for Science, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences



Honorary members
E.K. Ginter, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Director for Science, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics"
V.M. Govorun
, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
General Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution "Federal Research and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine"
A.V. Dybo
, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of Department of Uralo-Altaic languages, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
S.I. Kutsev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Director, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics"
N.K. Yankovsky, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Director for Science, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences



Members
S. V. Garayeva, Head of scientific-organizational department, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
J. A. Kagazezheva, Research fellow, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
I. Yu. Zaitseva, Secretary, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
E. N. Lukianova, Research fellow, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
N. V. Markina, PhD (press secretary), Senior researcher, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences
M. V. Olkova, Research fellow, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics"
S. A. Petrov, Research fellow, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics"



Secretary
A.T. Agdzhoyan, PhD
Research fellow, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

PROGRAMM COMMITTEE
Honorary Chairman
R. Villems, Professor, Member of Estonian, Royal Swedish, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish Academies of Sciences
Leading researcher, Estonian Biocentre

Chairman
I. A. Zakharov-Gezekhus, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Advisor at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Co-chairman
E. V. Balanovska, Professor
Head of Laboratory of Human Population Genetics, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Centre for Medical Genetics"

Deputy Chairman
O. L. Kurbatova, Dr.Biol.Sci.
Leading Researcher, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Members
L. M. Yepiskoposyan, Dr.Biol.Sci.
Professor of Department of Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology, Russian-Armenian University

E. A. Pocheshkhova, M.D.
Professor of the Department of biology with the course of medical genetics, Kuban State Medical University, General Director of JSC "Biobank of Northern Eurasia"

B. B. Yunusbayev, PhD
Research fellow, University of Tartu

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANIZERS

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
May 29
May 30
May 31
9.45-10.00 Opening the conference
Welcome by the Director of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetic
10.00-12.00 Summary of 100 years of research and prospects for the future
  • Chris Tyler-Smith. 100 years of human population genetics in Western countries
  • Richard Villems. One hundred years since Hirschfeld
  • Oleg Balanovsky. Human population genetics in (post)Soviet countries
  • Ilia Perevozchikov. Population genetics and physical anthropology. A сеntenary of coexistence. (point of view of an anthropologist)
12.00-12.30 Coffee-break
12.30-13.30 History and geography of human genome
  • Wolfgang Haak. Ancient human DNA and the genetic history of Europe
  • Martin Sikora. The early peopling of Asia - an ancient genomics perspective
  • Yali Xue. Structural variation in 54 worldwide human populations
  • Iain Mathieson. Ten thousand years of natural selection in Europe
13.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 The poster session
Viewing and discussion of posters in sections "History and geography of human genome", "Genetic diversity in indigenous American populations", "Interdisciplinary studies of human populations"
15.00-16.00 Genetic diversity in indigenous American populations
  • Theodore Schurr. Genomic Perspectives on North American Prehistory
  • Ornella Semino. Y-chromosome haplogroup Q and the first peopling of the America
  • Fabricio Rodrigues dos Santos. Towards an integrative model on the pre-Columbian settlment of Americas
  • Jose Raul Sandoval. Genetic legacy of Incas
16.00-16.15 Coffee-break
16.15-18.00 Interdisciplinary studies of human populations
  • James Mallory. The impact and challenge of ancient DNA research on archaeology and linguistics in the Indo-European world
  • Vladimir Napolskih. Finno-Ugrization of Eastern Europe and gene drift from the East: perspectives of correlation
  • Anastasiya Agdzhoyan. Synchronous expansion of Y-chromosomal lineages and Altaic languages
  • Alexey Kassian. Circumpolar peoples and their languages: ancient Chukotko-Kamchatkan–Nivkh and Yeniseian–Burushaski–Na-Dene connections
  • Elena Kurenkova. First People in the Eurasian North: Paleogeography, Time and Migration Routes
  • Elena Godina. Evolutionary changes in human body size
  • Olga Kurbatova. Megalopolis: difficult but actual object of human population genetics
10.00-11.30 Genetic diversity in West Eurasian populations
  • Pierre Zalloua. The Genetic makeup of Southwest Asia post LGP
  • Yahya Khubrani. Genetic structure in Arabia
  • David Comas. Dissecting the genomic landscape of North African human populations
  • Alessandro Raveane. Population genomic structure of modern Italians reveals patterns of ancient ancestries
  • Mait Metspalu. The structure and genesis of genetic variation in Estonia
11.30-12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-13.30 Genetic diversity in East Eurasian populations
  • Gyanishver Chaubey. Revisiting the role of Trans-Himalayan and Austroasiatic populations in shaping the population history of the old world
  • Li Jin. Genomic structure of East Asians
  • Lan-Hai Wei. Paternal Y-chromosome Phylogeny of Eastern Eurasia Populations
  • Elena Lukianova. Genomic structure of the Russian Far East population
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.00 The poster session
Viewing and discussion of posters in sections "Genetic diversity in West Eurasian populations", "Genetic diversity in East Eurasian populations", "North Eurasia: where West meets East", "Our tools: databases, biobanks, methods, and software", "Genetic genealogy and forensic genetics"
15.00-16.00 North Eurasia: where West meets East
  • Choongwon Jeong. The genetic history of admixture across Inner Eurasia
  • Pavel Flegontov. Studying the history of the steppe using a comprehensive admixture graph for Asians
  • Siiri Rootsi. Overview of Northern Eurasian Y-chromosomal variation
  • Maxat Zhabagin. Genetic diversity of the Y chromosome of Central Asian populations
16.00-16.30 Coffee-break
16.30-18.00 North Eurasia: where West meets East (continues)
  • Daria Zhernakova. The Genome Russia Project: a reference database of whole genomes from multiple populations across Russia
  • Elza Khusnutdinova. Genetic structure and history of the North Eurasian populations
  • Nadezhda Dubova. Genetic and morphological diversity of Bronze Age population from Gonur-Tepe (Turkmenistan)
  • Tatiana Tatarinova. Population history of Russian medieval nomads
  • Alexander Pilipenko. Role of Bronze and Iron Age migrations in the genetic history of South Siberian human populations
  • Egor Prochorchuk. Between Baltic and Baikal: what ancient and modern DNA can tell us about a genomic history of the Gateway to Europe
10.00-11.50 Our tools: databases, biobanks, methods, and software
  • Alexander Peltzer. EAGER2.0: A next generation analysis framework for ancient DNA
  • Judith Neukamm. mitoBench: Novel interactive methods and repository for population genetics of human mitochondrial DNA
  • Valery Zaporozhchenko. Y-chromosome phylogenies: the limits of resolution
  • Sergey Malov. Advanced framework for genes flow and genes flow barriers analysis
  • Bayazit Yunusbayev. Insight into genetic makeup of recent ancestors from unrecombined chromosomal tracts
  • Artem Muraviev. Population biobanks: lessons from years of expirience
11.50-12.20 Coffee-break
12.20-13.20 Genetic genealogy and forensic genetics
  • Maarten Larmuseau. A genetic genealogical reconstruction of the history of human extra-pair paternity
  • Thomas Krahn. Improving the Y chromosome analysis methods for maximizing the usable phylogenetic content
  • Zhaxylyk Sabitov. The role of genealogical projects in the study of gene pools of Central Asia
  • Wrap-up and closing the conference
13.20 - 13.50 Wrap-up and closing the conference

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