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2017 | 25.–27. Mai, Lund and Copenhagen
7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics
50 years of Human Genetics in Europe: discoveries, challenges and the foundation of the ESHG
after the first European Human Genetics Conference we will meet again in
Copenhagen for The European Human Genetics Conference 2017 and the 7th
International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics, starting with a
meeting of Mendel Society in Lund.
workshop will begin on May 25 afternoon in Lund, Sweden, very close and
connected by a bridge to Copenhagen. Lund has been an important centre of human
genetic research since the middle of the 20th century up to the
present and its Mendelian Society, founded in 1910, is probably the oldest
Society for genetics in the world.
International Workshop will focus on the development of human genetics in
Europe with the topics including
- Development of medical genetics and the establishment of genetic
counselling across Europe
- Establishment of societies involved with heredity like f.e. The
Mendelian Society of Lund (1910), The German Society of Genetics (1921)
and The European Society of Human Genetics (1967).
- Influence of human genetics on society
on other historical aspects of human and medical genetics will also be welcome.
length of abstracts is 250 words. Abstracts must be received by February 17,
2017. You can submit your abstract here.
registration fee for the History Workshop is EUR 120. The dinner costs EUR 40
and the contribution towards costs for the trip to Lund amounts to EUR 40. You
can register online under this link.
Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine