The International Society of Evolution, Medicine and Public Health will hold it 5th annual meeting August 13-16 in Zurich, Switzerland.
ISEMPH 2019 is profoundly interdisciplinary and emphasizes the multiple interfaces between evolutionary biology and human health in the complementary fields of medicine, evolutionary biology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology and epidemiology. This meeting will particularly welcome students and clinicians at all stages of professional development. Full information and registration links are here.
The meeting his hosted by the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich and a committee chaired by Frank Rühli and Nicole Bender.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers include
Prof. Bernard J. Crespi, Simon Fraser University, Canada: How evolutionary biology can frame a unified theory for understanding human mental illness.
Prof. Dario Valenzano, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany: African killifishes shed light on the genomic basis of life history trait evolution in vertebrates.
Prof. Kayla King, University of Oxford, UK: Protectors vs. killers: microbes within the host as drivers of pathogen evolution.
Prof. Verena Schünemann, University of Zurich, Switzerland: Ancient DNA and pathogens: uncovering the past of human diseases