Discovering Our Ancestry Through DNA
Tuesday March 7, 2017

Arranged by:

David Stewart, Jan Witkowski & Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

This special annual celebration (“Double Helix Day”) is intended to coincide with the actual date that James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (February 1953) in Cambridge, England. Each year, a theme related to DNA science is explored through a series of review-style talks aimed at a broad scientific audience. The theme of what DNA tells us about the ancestry and migrations of modern human has been selected as the theme of the 2017 celebrations. The program will commence in the early afternoon (2.00pm) and conclude with an early evening reception (6.00pm) on Tuesday March 7th, 2017, and will be held in the Grace Auditorium at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  

Invited Speakers:

Peopling of the Americas
Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University School of Medicine 
Fine Genetic Structure of the UK
Peter Donnelly, University of Oxford, UK
Population Structure of North America:  Insights from One Million Genomes
Catherine Ball, Ancestry
Crowd Genomics
Yaniv Erlich, New York Genome Center/Columbia University

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor at the beginning of March. The proceedings will also streamed live in open-access format via the internet for those not able to attend in person (details to follow). 

This special conference will be supported by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Double Helix endowment


Academic Rate $50
Graduate/PhD Student Rate NO CHARGE

Rates are inclusive and cover registration, coffee-break, closing reception and parking. Housing is available at Cold Spring Habor Laboratory  (please enquire through the Meetings & Corses Office should you require housing - NOTE: separate fees apply)