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2007 AIBS Annual Meeting Focus on Health

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1444 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 628-1500

For Immediate Release
6 December 2006

For more information, contact:
Sue Burk, AIBS Meetings Director or

Speakers to present topics on “Evolutionary Biology and Human Health” May 14-25, Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC. The 2007 AIBS annual meeting will be held 14 to 15 May, 2007 in Washington DC, on the theme of “Evolutionary Biology and Human Health,” at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The program chair is 2007 AIBS President Douglas Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Following the AIBS annual meeting, the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations will also meet at the Capital Hilton, 15-16 May. Accredited members of the press are invited to attend all events at no charge.

Principles and methods of evolutionary biology are becoming increasingly important in many aspects of health science, among them understanding the human genome, the normal functions and malfunctions of human genes, and the origin and evolution of infectious diseases. These are among the topics addressed in sessions on Infectious Diseases; Genes and Genomics; and Human Adaptation and Malfunction. The rest of the meeting’s program will be rounded out by events such as a contributed poster session, a diversity lunch, and AIBS awards.

Speakers include:

  • Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Edward Holmes, Department of Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Rustom Antia, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Carlos Bustamante, Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Douglas C. Wallace, Center for Molecular & Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics and Biological Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Sarah Tishkoff, Department of Biology University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Martin Nowak, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Randolph Nesse, Evolution and Human Adaptation Program, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

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