ANTHRO-DIGIT (Digital archive for Anthropology) è un progetto di raccolta e digitalizzazione di pubblicazioni, documenti e materiali di interesse storico-scientifico condotto  dall’ Istituto Italiano di Antropologia (ISItA), che prevede l’accessibilità  piena e gratuita a  tutti gli utenti della rete.


L’avvio del progetto è stato possibile grazie a un contributo del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (Direzione Generale per i Beni librari e gli Istituti culturali  SERV.III).





December 3, 2009


15.00 - 18.30 Registration and poster posting (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)



Opening Session (Statistics Building, Aula Gini)


16.30 - 16.45 Giovanni DESTRO-BISOL (Italy); Franz MANNI (France)
Welcome message



Opening lecture


16.45 - 17.45 Mark JOBLING (UK)
Molecular anthropology in the genomic era



17.45 - 18.30 Cocktail (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)





December 4, 2009


8.00 - 10.00 Registration (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)




Session 1 – Africa (Statistics Building, Aula Gini)


Keynote lecture


9.00 - 9.45 Jorge ROCHA (Portugal)
The peopling of Africa


9.45 - 10.05 Jeroen PIJPE (The Netherlands)
Skewed male population substructure among an agriculturalist Ghanaian tribe


10.05- 10.25 Sergio TOFANELLI (Italy)
Malagasy admixture: the tale of a recent encounter between deep-rooted lineages and beyond


10.25 - 10.45 Fulvio CRUCIANI (Italy)
Human Y-chromosome haplogroup R1b1a (R-V88): A paternal genetic record of early-mid Holocene trans-Saharan connections


10.45 - 11.05 A. RANCIARO (USA)
The Genetic Basis of Lactase Persistence in Africa



11.05 - 11.20 Africa: Poster presentations (5 minutes each)

GSTM1 and GSTT1 gene polymorphisms in European and African populations

Sarah MARKS (UK)
Molecular characterization of low recombination genomic regions for bio-anthropological studies: The peopling of Southern Africa

Valeria MONTANO (Spain)
A genetic perspective on the spread of Bantu communities



11.20 - 11.50 Coffee Break




Session 2 – Europe (Statistics Building, Aula Gini)


Keynote lecture


11.50 - 12.35 John NOVEMBRE (USA)

The genetic variability of the European continent




12.35 - 13.35 Europe: Poster presentations (5 minutes each)


Alessio BOATTINI (Italy)
The Genographic Project in Italy: Y-chromosome preliminary results and perspectives


Carla CALO' ( Italy)
Analysis of Y-chromosome polymorphisms in the linguistic isolate of Carloforte (Sardinia)


R. LELLI (Italy)
The peopling of Southern italy: A maternal view


Valentina COIA (Italy)
Italian oriental Alps: mtDNA variation in geographically and linguistically isolated populations


Analysis of Y-chromosome variation in Gypsies


Roberto RODRIGUEZ-DIAZ (Spain)
Distribution of Surnames and Genetic Flow in a Rural Spanish Region: Genetic Structure


When genetics and history clash: The origins of Hamshen Armenians


Renato POLIMANTI (Italy)
GST polymorphism in the Italian population: Anthropogenetic marker or marker of susceptibility?


Andrea NOVELLETTO (Italy)
Diet-driven dynamics of NAT2 variants in dispersed human populations


Elena GIGLI (Italy)
An improved PCR method for endogenous DNA retrieval in contaminated Neanderthal samples based on the use of blocking primers


A. ZAULI (Italy)
HaPlone: A user-friendly web-based application for the menagement of molecular anthropology data



13.35 - 14.45 Free lunch offered to all registred participants (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)



14.45 - 15.05 Avshalom ZOOSSMANN-DISKIN (Israel)
The origin of Eastern European Jews revealed by autosomal and sex chromosomal polymorphisms


15.05 - 15.25 Luca PAGANI (UK)
Characterization, through re-sequencing, of genetic variants associated with high altitude adaptation in North Caucasian ethnic groups


15.25 - 15.45 Turi KING (UK)
Genome-wide analysis of coancestry among men sharing British surnames




Session 3 – Beyond geography (Statistics Building, Aula Gini)


The Falush Corner

15.45 -  16.15 Daniel FALUSH (UK)
A new statistical method to infer population admixture events using genetic variation data


16.15 - 16.45 Coffee Break


16.45 - 17.05 Marco SAZZINI (Italy)
Is Molecular Anthropology ready for the Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies revolution? A whole transcriptome sequencing case study


17.05 - 17.25 Roscoe STANYON (Italy)
Evolutionary Molecular Cytogenetics provides aPictorial Legacy of Human Origins and an Explicative Foundation for Contemporary Genomics


17.25 - 17.45 Vincenza COLONNA (Italy)
Detection of genetic structure in isolated populations: effects of consanguinity, divergence time and effective population size


17.45 - 18.05  Francesc CALAFELL (Spain)
Recombination-based human population genomics


18.05 - 18.45 Poster viewing (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)


21.00 - Conference Dinner






December 5, 2009

Session 4 - Asia and the Americas (Anthropology Building, Aula Sergi)


Keynote lecture

9.30 - 10.15 Martin RICHARDS (UK)
Archaeogenetics and the peopling of Asia



10.15 - 10.35 Laure SEGUREL (France)
Looking for genetic adaptations to diet from a comparative study of herders and agriculturalists in Central Asia


10.35 - 10.55 Frederick DELFIN
Y-chromosome genetic diversity of Filipino Negrito and non-Negrito groups


10.55 - 11.15 Ellen Droefn GUNNARSDOTTIR (Germany)
High-throughput sequencing of complete mtDNA genomes in three groups from the Philippines



11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break and poster viewing



11.45 - 12.05 Irina PUGACH (Germany)
A genetic record of Australian aborigines based on large-scale genotyping data


12.05 - 12.25 Mannis VAN OVEN (The Netherlands)
Unexpected island effects at an extreme: human genetic diversity in Nias


Keynote lecture

12.25 - 13.10 Connie MULLIGAN (USA)
A genetic perspective on peopling of the Americas



13.10 - 14.30 Free lunch offered to all registred participants (Anthropology Building, Aula 1)


14.30 - 14.50 Rebecca JUST (USA)
Characterization of a Native American mtDNA haplogroup C lineare


14.50 - 15.10 Jodi IRWIN (USA)
Geographic substructure in the mitochondrial DNA distribution of U.S. “Hispanic” populations


15.10 - 15.20 Poster presentations (5 minutes each)

Mark WHITTEN (Germany)
Investigating potential ascertainment bias in sample selection using complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequences of Siberian populations

L. ROEWER (Germany)
Local evolution in the Amazon basin: Studies of  Y-chromosome markers



15.20 - 15.50 Coffee Break and poster viewing



Session 5 - Anthropology in the Genomic Era (Anthropology Building, Aula Sergi)


Invited lectures

15.50 - 16.15 David COMAS (Spain)
Overview of the Genographic project: preliminary results


16.15 - 16.40 Guido BARBUJANI (Italy)
Inference of demographic processes from comparisons of ancient and modern DNAs


16.40 - 17.05 Claudio FRANCESCHI (Italy)
Medical Anthropology


17.15 - 17.40 Mark COLLARD (Canada)
Anthropology and Archaeology


17.40 - 18.05 Quentin ATKINSON (UK)
The prospects for tracing deep language ancestry


18.05 - 18.30 General discussion


18.30 - 18.45 Final remarks and poster Prize

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