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FRIDAY
Session
9:30 Registration
TITLE Introduction
10:00 Morning Welcome Toomas Kivisild
10:10 Morning The evolutionary bases of human adaptation to cold and high altitude Cynthia Beall
11:00 COFFEE
TITLE Coping with high altitude and cold
11:30 Morning Metabolic response of heart and muscle to high altitude hypoxia Andrew Murray
12:00 Morning An evolutionary perspective to hypoxia adaptation Hugh Montgomery
12:30 Morning Cold adaptation and human physique: natural selection or developmental plasticity? Jay Stock
13:00 LUNCH
13:30 LUNCH
14:00 LUNCH posters
TITLE Peopling of extreme cold environments and the New World
14:30 Afternoon Evolutionary history of Siberian Populations Miroslava Derenko
15:00 Afternoon Peopling of the New World Arctic Eske WIllerslev
15:30 Afternoon Native American paleodemography and paleoclimate Dennis O'Rourke
16:00 COFFEE
TITLE Genetics of adaptations
16:30 Afternoon Genomewide methods and selection scans Gianpiero Cavalleri
17:00 Afternoon Learning about the genetic architecture of adaptations to different climates and altitudes Anna Di Rienzo
17:45 Afternoon New approaches to detecting signals of selection in humans Bill Amos
SATURDAY
TITLE Physiology and genetics of high altitude adaptation
9:30 Morning Translational lessons from mountain to bedside Dan Martin
10:00 Morning Genetics of acute responses to high altitude hypoxia: challenges and limitations Kenneth Baillie
10:30 Morning Identifying genetic variants responsible for hypoxia tolerance by re-sequencing experimentally evolved populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Aashish Jha
11:00 Morning Metabolic network modelling detects positive and negative selection pressures for hypoxia Mike Weale
11:30 COFFEE
TITLE High Altitude adaptation in the Old World
12:00 Morning Evolution of HIFs in Tibetans Peter Robbins
12:30 Morning Is altitude adaptation in Tibet caused by selection on standing variation or from de novo mutations? Emilia Huerta-Sanchez
13:00 Morning Altitude Adaptation in Ethiopia: the effect of admixture Michael DeGiorgio
13:30 LUNCH
14:00 LUNCH
14:00 LUNCH posters
TITLE High Altitude adaptation in the New World
14:30 Afternoon Chasing genes for high-altitude adaptation: lessons from pregnancy Lorna Moore
15:00 Afternoon High Life': Human Growth and Morphology in the Andes Emma Pomeroy
15:30 Afternoon A genomewide study reveals new high altitude adaptation genes in Andeans Tina Eichstaedt