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The Human Mutation Rate Meeting (THMR2015)

A meeting dealing specifically with research on topics related to human mutation rates will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology from 25th - 27th February 2015.

This meeting aims at bringing together researchers from different fields that are interested in estimating the rate of mutations in humans and apes, the application of these rates to date events in the past, the differences in male and female mutation rates, the evolution of the mutation rate, the molecular and chemical mechanisms leading to germline and somatic mutations, and other topics related to the human mutation rate.

The registration and abstract submission deadline was 15th December 2014.

Registration for the meeting was free of charge and coffee breaks and small meals are included as part of the conference.  Unfortunately, we are not able to support participants by funding travel or accommodation. The meeting will start on the evening of 25th February 2015 to allow guests to fly in on the first day of the meeting.

Invited Speakers

  • Richard Durbin
  • Kelley Harris
  • Jean-Jacques Hublin
  • Agnar Helgason
  • Michael Lynch
  • Kateryna Makova
  • Molly Przeworski
  • David Reich
  • Aylwyn Scally
  • Mikkel Schierup
  • Michael Stratton
  • Shamil Sunyaev


  • David Reich
  • Kay Prüfer

Organizing Committee

  • Viola Mittag
  • Manjusha Chintalapati
  • Stéphane Peyrégne
  • João Teixeira


Download Conference Poster here (PDF).


This meeting is funded by the Max Planck Society and supported financially by Harvard Medical School and Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.