On the morning of Thursday November 10 at Humboldt University 7 leading evolutionary and clinical scientists will present short talks that will be of interest to the general public, as well as scientists and health professionals. It is free and open to the public and all are welcome, but registration is required. See details below and information about the afternoon session for those with a special interest or expertise. Registration and full conference information is here.

The goal of the symposium is to showcase new ideas and discoveries that use evolutionary biology to solve problems in medicine and public health, and to encourage new connections between those with an interest in evolutionary medicine.

Confirmed speakers:
  • John Baines (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  • Martin Brüne (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Peter Hammerstein (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Joachim Kurtz (Westffälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Tobias Lenz (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology)
  • Randolph Nesse (Arizona State University)
  • Rainer Straub (Universitätsklinikum Regensburg)

The symposium is free and open to public but registration is required.

Additionally, there will also be a private afternoon session from 2:00 until 6:00 pm at which a group of up to 20 scientists and clinicians with a special interest or expertise in evolutionary medicine will discuss more technical topics and strategies for advancing evolutionary applications in medicine. If you would like to be considered for participation in that session, please click the relevant box on the registration form. Space is very limited. Notifications will be by November 4.

The conference is sponsored by the Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences, a unique collaboration between the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max-Delbrück-Center (MDC) for Molecular medicine.