November 1, 2006


The 2007 AIBS annual meeting, on the theme "Evolutionary Biology and Human Health," will be held 14–15 May 2007 in Washington, DC, at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The program chair is 2007 AIBS president Douglas Futuyma, of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. To register online, go to

Plenary speakers and discussion groups will approach the meeting's topic through a variety of cross-cutting themes involving science, education, and public policy. Principles and methods of evolutionary biology are becoming increasingly important in many aspects of health science, among them understanding the human genome, the normal functions and malfunctions of human genes, and the origin and evolution of infectious diseases. These are some of the topics addressed in sessions on infectious diseases, genes and genomics, and human adaptation and malfunction. The rest of the meeting's program will be rounded out by events such as a contributed poster session, a diversity lunch, and AIBS awards.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Natural Science Collections Alliance (separate registration is required; e-mail: and will be followed by a meeting of the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations, 15–16 May (contact:

Preliminary Program

Monday, 14 May


  • Opening remarks, AIBS President Douglas Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook

  • Keynote address by Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Session A: Infectious Diseases

  • Edward Holmes, Department of Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University

  • Rustom Antia, Department of Biology, Emory University

  • Discussion session


Session B: Genes and Genomics

  • Carlos Bustamante, Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University

  • Douglas C. Wallace, Center for Molecular and Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California–Irvine

  • Discussion session

Special Discussion Groups: Education and Other Topics


  • Welcome reception and poster session

Tuesday, 15 May


Session C: Human Adaptation and Malfunction

  • Sarah Tishkoff, Department of Biology, University of Maryland

  • Martin Nowak, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

  • Discussion session

  • Endnote address by Randolph Nesse, Evolution and Human Adaptation Program, University of Michigan

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