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  • The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG)


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AAAG Educational Workshop: Genomics and Anthropology in the Classroom

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Location: Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

Organizers: The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) in conjunction with the American Association of Physical Anthropology (AAPA) annual meeting

The "Genomics and Anthropology in the Classroom" workshop aims to provide participants with strategies for teaching next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and concepts in anthropological classes. The workshop will target a non-technical audience, and will feature speakers who are investigators directly involved in genomic research and educators who have integrated such research into their teaching regimens.

The workshop will be held at the start of the AAPA meeting on Wednesday afternoon and will consist of three hour-long sessions. The first session will provide an overview of NGS technologies. The second session will explore how genomics can help answer anthropological questions using case studies drawn from current research in paleogenomics, human population demography, and selection/adaptation in humans and other primates. The third session will feature a discussion of the practical issues associated with implementing genomics in an anthropology classroom.


Registration is open to all interested parties who are registered for the AAPA, Paleopathology, or HBA meetings. There is no cost to register, but space will be limited to the first 60 participants to register. Registration details and updates will be posted on the AAAG website (

AAAG Education Committee:

Paul L. Babb, Ph.D. (Workshop Organizer), University of Pennsylvania

Heather Norton, Ph.D. (Committee Chair), University of Cincinnati

Abigail Bigham, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Omer Gokcumen, Ph.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Krishna Veeramah, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Contact: For more information, email Paul Babb at [End Page 631]



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