Haploid Markers 2018 Conference
17-19th May 2018
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We would like to announce and cordially invite you to the 11th Haploid Markers Conference (HM2018).
For the first time, and hopefully not the last, HM2018 will be taking place in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The previous conferences have taken place in the magnificent cities of Berlin, Porto, Innsbruck, Ancona, and Brussels. This year, we have organized the conference in Bydgoszcz, founded over 670 year ago in central Poland, situated along the picturesque banks of the Vistula and Brda rivers. The Department of Forensic Medicine of Nicolaus Copernicus University located in Bydgoszcz, one of the most experienced in haploid markers’ research in Poland, will be hosting the conference.
We have chosen “Inferring Ancestry from DNA” to be the main theme of this year’s conference. For some time now, we have been gathering knowledge on how to decipher DNA sequences for the purpose of extracting information regarding their ancestral origin. We will be exploring contemporary biogeographical analysis based on genetic testing, not only encompassing Y chromosome or mtDNA, but of equal importance, autosomal DNA. Therefore, attendees who specialize in biogeographic analysis are encouraged to submit relevant abstracts.
This biennial event attracts the most prominent researchers from all over the world. It is one of the most valuable opportunities to exchange ideas, thoughts and build new scientific networks.
The conference will take place over three days of strictly technical and poster sessions on cutting edge issues and perspectives crucial for forensic geneticists. The previous conference which was held in Berlin attracted over 200 scientists from 43 countries worldwide. This year we are anticipating an even larger turnout.
We hope to see you there!
Lutz Roewer & Walther Parson - HM2018 Scientific Committee
Tomasz Grzybowski - HM2018 Organizing Committee