IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium 2012: Human Evolution

Posted on January 20th, 2012 | News

Announcing the launch of the first IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium on the topic of human evolution on Monday May 7th, 2012.
Human evolution is a topic that lends itself to a variety of approaches, such as genetics, cognition, the evolution of language and palaeontology, including extensive informatic applications. With this symposium we aim to bring together people from diverse academic backgrounds and give participants the opportunity to hear about research that they would perhaps not normally experience.

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers:
Bence Viola (MPI Leipzig, DE)
Bill Sellers (Manchester, UK)
Eörs Szathmáry (Budapest, HU)
Daniel Nettle (Newcastle, UK)
Johannes Krause (Tübingen, DE)
Gil McVean (Oxford, UK)

This one-day event is organised by the students and postdocs of IST Austria, and will take place on the IST Austria 18km North of Vienna. Registration is free and includes lunch, and a shuttle bus will be provided too and from Vienna free of charge. There will also be an opportunity for a campus tour if you wish to take a look at the rest of what goes on at IST Austria

We are especially keen to give scientists at the start of their career the opportunity to interact with top scientists, and as the day will also include a question and answer session with the speakers at the end of the day on the future of human evolution, so that students can pitch their questions directly to the experts. Students are especially encouraged to register!

For more information and to register for this event, please see the following website:

Note that registration is strictly limited to 140 people.

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