Meeting to celebrate the centennial of R.A. Fisher’s famous 1918 Paper on the theory of quantitative trait inheritance:
100 years of quantitative genetics theory and its applications: celebrating the centenary of Fisher 1918
The Royal College of Surgeons is a central location in Edinburgh, within walking distance of the main rail station and the airport bus and tram stops. It also has its own hotel adjacent to the conference centre. The meeting is sponsored by the Fisher Memorial Trust, the Genetics Society, the Galton Institute, the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Statistical Society.
There will be 8 invited speakers, with the Fisher Memorial Lecture at 5pm, followed by a reception.
In addition, 4 early career speakers and up to 30 posters will be selected from submitted abstracts by the organising committee.
Students – £5
Others – £15
A £250 bursary will be available to early career speakers.
The draft programme is as follows.
Tuesday October 9, 2018 at the Royal College of Surgeons, Nicholson St., Edinburgh EH8 9DW
8.50-9.10 Introduction (Brian Charlesworth, Edinburgh)
9.10-9.50 Nick Barton (Kloster Neuburg)
9.50-10.30 Jarrod Hadfield (Edinburgh)
10.30-10.45 Early Career Speaker 1
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-11.50 Sharon Browning (Seattle)
11.50-12.30 Heather Cordell (Newcastle)
12.30-12.45 Early Career Speaker 2
13.45-14.00 Early Career Speaker 3
14.00-14.40 Ed Buckler (Ithaca)
14.40-15.30 Richard Mott (London)
15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00-16.15 Early Career Speaker 4
16.15-16.50 Josephine Pemberton (Edinburgh)
16.50-17.00 Walter Bodmer (Oxford): Introduction to Fisher Memorial Lecture
17.00-18.00 Michael Goddard (Melbourne): Fisher Memorial Lecture
19.00- Dinner for invited speakers, conference organisers, members of the Fisher Memorial Trust Committee, and guests.
Celebrating 100 years of Genetics in Edinburgh & the Genetics Society in the UK