Darwin Day Free Public Lecture: Genetics, genealogy, and our vast family tree

Event Details

February 12, 2019
7:30 pm
Sydney Smith, Room 2102


Darwin Day

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at The University of Toronto invites you to celebrate International Darwin Day with this thought-provoking lecture. International Darwin Day inspires people around the world to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.

What can our DNA really tell us about our distant relatives, our ancestors, and the history of human migration?

With the increasing popularity of human genome sequences databases such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe, questions are rising about the use, misuse and application of the data gathered. Professor Graham Coop, a leading scientist in this field, will discuss how DNA databases are used in the context of understanding family history, ancestry, and solving crimes.

Guest Speaker: Graham Coop – UC Davis
Host: Aneil Agrawal

Date: Tues. Feb. 12, 2019
Time: 7:30PM

Sidney Smith Hall – room 2102
100 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3