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Ninth ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Bol, Island of Brač, Republic of Croatia
June 22-26, 2015

Due to the tremendous interest in participating and submitting abstracts for the ISABS 2015 Conference, the Scientific Committee has decided to extend the deadline for the abstracts submission until
April 13th, 2015. 

Deadline for early bird registration: Sunday, 15 March 2015!

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The Honorary Conference President:

Henry C. Lee
(University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Program Directors:

Manfred Kayser
(Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands) - Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics
Tamás Ördög
(Mayo Clinic, USA) - Individualized Medicine

Invited speakers of 9th ISABS Conference:

Inaugural Plenary Session
Henry Erlich (Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA, USA): Thirty years of forensic DNA analysis,
Michi Hofreiter (University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany): Recent revolution of ancient DNA analysis
Anthony Atala (The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA): Growing human organs
Gordan Lauc (Genos, Zagreb, Croatia): Patient stratification beyond individual genes: Glycans as integrators of genes and environment

Nobel Lecture
Robert Huber (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988; Max-Planck-Institute, Martinsried, Germany)

Keynote evening lecture
Walther Parson (Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Insbruck, Austria): Celebrity genetics: DNA identification of famed persons,
Turi King (University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom): Identification of King Richard III of England [1452–1485]

Genomics of Individualized Medicine
Tamás Ördög
(Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA): Epigenomics in individualized medicine: Translating transcriptional regulation,
Jorge Rakela
(Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA): Molecular signatures in management of hepatocellular carcinoma,
Carl Yeoman
(Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA): Vaginal microbiome in health and disease,
Nilufer Ertekin-Taner
(Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA): Genetics of Alzheimer's disease: Closing the gap with omics,
Keith Robertson
(Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA): Defining and targeting epigenetic defects in hepatocellular cancer,
John Kisiel
(Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA): Aberrantly methylated DNA for early cancer detection: A journey beyond the colon by Next-Generation Sequencing,
Zdenko Herceg
(Int. Agency for research on Cancer, France): Epigenome deregulation in cancer: drivers and passengers on the road to malignancy,
Tim Spector
(King's College London, UK): Twins omics and personalized medicine,
Aline Probst
(Clermont-Ferrant, France): Heterochromatin organization during development,
Vlatka Zoldoš
(Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia): Genetics and epigenetics of protein glycosylation

Anthropology Genetics Program:

Ancient human genome history
Matthias Meyer (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany): Sequencing of archaic genomes,
Kay Pruefer (Max Planck Institute, Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Leipzig, Germany): Genetic admixture between archaic and modern humans,
Janet Kelso (Max Planck Institute, Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Leipzig, Germany): Functional implications
of admixture between modern and archaic humans,
Mattias Jakobsson (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden): Paleolithic vs Neolithic genomes in Europe,
Christina Warinner (Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA): Ancient DNA perspective on human disease,
Mehdi Moini (Smithsonian Institution, Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, MD, USA): Setting time lines for aging proteins

Modern human genome history
Chris Tyler-Smith (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK): Evolutionary aspects of the 1000 Genomes Project,
Mark Jobling (University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom): Evolutionary insights from large-scale Y-chromosome sequencing,
Toomas Kivisild (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom): Evolutionary insights from whole mitochondrial genomes,
Yali Xue (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK): Human genomic signatures of selection and adaptation,
John Novembre (The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA): Human population substructure and evolutionary implications,

Human genetic history of the continents
Carina Schlebsuch (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden): Genetic history of Africa,
Evelyne Heyer (National Museum of Natural History in Anthropology Genetics, Paris, France): Genetic history of Asia,
Theodor Schurr (University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, USA): Genetic history of America,
Mark Stoneking (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany): Genetic history of Oceania,
Guido Barbujani (University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy): Genetic history of Europe,
Dragan Primorac (The Pennsilvania State University and University of New Haven, USA; University of Split and Univeristy of Osijek, Croatia): Genetic history of Croatia,

Forensic Genetics Program:

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in forensics
Bruce Budowle (University of North Texas, Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA):
NGS in forensic identification,
Jeremy Austin (The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia): NGS in missing person identification,
Mitch Holland (The Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA): NGS in forensic mtDNA analysis,
Sree Kanthaswamy (University of California Davis, College of Biological Sciences, Davis, CA, USA): NGS in animal forensics,
Antti Sajantila (Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland): NGS in forensic medicine

DNA Investigative Intelligence
Manfred Kayser (Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands): Forensic appearance prediction,
Chris Phillips (University of Santiago de Compostela, Institute of Legal Medicine, Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Forensic ancestry inference,
Marie Allen (University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden): Forensic molecular human age estimation,
Jack Ballantyne (University of Central Florida, Orlando,FL, USA ): Forensic molecular cell type identification,
Richard Zehner (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Institute for Forensic Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany):
Time since death determination with molecular entomology

Advancements In Forensic DNA Routine
Fred Bieber (Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA):
Familial DNA search in forensics,
Lutz Roewer (Charité University Hospital, Institute of Legal Medicien, Berlin, Germany): Improved forensic Y-chromosome analysis,
Roland Van Oorschot (Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia): Trace DNA analysis,
Timothy Palmbach (University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA): The power of DNA analysis in the war on human trafficking,
Tom Parsons (International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): Missing person
DNA identification,
Damir Marjanović (International Burch Univesrity, Sarajevo; Genos, Zagreb, Croatia) Identification of Skeletal Remains of the Victims from the World War II Mass Graves,
Daniel Vanek (Forensic DNA Service, Prague, Czech Republic): An Improved Forensic Bone DNA Analysis

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