7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics.
“50 years of Human Genetics in Europe: discoveries, challenges and the foundation of the ESHG.”
Lund, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark.
May 25-27, 2017
50 years after the first European Human Genetics Conference we will meet again in Copenhagen for The European Human Genetics Conference 2017 and the 7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics, starting with a meeting of Mendel Society in Lund.
The workshop will begin on May 25 afternoon in Lund, Sweden, very close and connected by a bridge to Copenhagen. Lund has been an important centre of human genetic research since the middle of the 20th century up to the present and its Mendelian Society, founded in 1910, is probably the oldest Society for genetics in the world.
The 7th International Workshop will focus on the development of human genetics in Europe with the topics including
- Development of medical genetics and the establishment of genetic counselling across Europe
- Establishment of societies involved with heredity like f.e. The Mendelian Society of Lund (1910), The German Society of Genetics (1921) and The European Society of Human Genetics (1967).
- Influence of human genetics on society
Contributions on other historical aspects of human and medical genetics will also be welcome.
Programme: Aspects of Clinical Genetics after the Second World War
Joint Workshop of Mendelian Society in Lund and the 7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics (Satellite Meeting of the ESHG Conference in Copenhagen)
May 25, 2017 – Lund, Sweden
Grants by: Nilsson-Ehle Foundation, the Mendelian Society and the Royal Physiographic Society of Lund
|Thursday||May 25, 2017||Aspects of Clinical Genetics after the Second World War|
|14.00||Departure||Bus leaves for Lund at the metro station “Bella Center”|
|15.00||Workshop||Welcome and Refreshments VENUE: Museum of Sketches Welcoming Address: ULF KRISTOFFERSSON|
|15.30||Mendel Lecture||PETER HARPER (Cardiff): Human Genetics in Troubled Times and Places|
|16.30||ANA TUNLID (Lund): Medical Genetics: Promises and Challenges of a New Scientific Field LENE KOCH (Copenhagen): Development of Medical Genetics in Denmark after Second World War.|
|18.00||Museum of Sketches||Reception at the Museum – with visit of the museum and refresh-ments|
|20.00||City||Walk through the City of Lund|
|20.30||Departure||Bus leaves for Copenhagen|
May 26, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
|Friday||May 26, 2017||Discoveries, Challenges and the Foundation of the ESHG|
|09.00 – 09.30||Opening||Welcome|
|09.30 – 10.30||Session 1||Human Genetics in Denmark (Chair: Peter Harper)
1. SØREN NØRBY (Copenhagen): Medical Genetics in Denmark: Humble Beginning.
2. KAREN BRØNDUM-NIELSEN (Copenhagen): Margareta Mikkelsen (1923-2004): her impact as researcher and medial geneticists in Denmark
|10.30 – 11.00||Coffee Break||Poster Viewing and Personal Communication|
|11.00 – 12.30||Session 2||Women and Human Genetics
3. MARIA JESÚS SANTESMASES (Madrid): A Landscape of Women Sci-entists: Gender in Early Human Cytogenetics in Europe.
4. PAULA BLAIR (Glasgow): The Genetics of Prenatal Diagnosis, c1950-c1990: the West of Scotland Story
5. SHACHAR ZUCKERMAN (Jerusalem): The Establishment of Genetic Counselling in the 20th Century: the Influence of Diverse Social Advo-cacy Movements.
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch Break||Poster Viewing and Personal Communication|
|13.30 – 15.30||Session 3||Human Genetics in Czechoslovakia and Portugal
6. MILAN MACEK (Prague): Scientific, Clinical and Organisational De-velopment of Medical Genetics in Czechoslovakia from 1960 to 1970.
7. MICHAL SIMUNEK (Prague): Conceptions of Medical Genetics stipu-lating the Role of the Czech Society of Medical Genetics in their implementation between 1970-1989.
8. ALDA SOUSA (Porto): Amâdio Sampaio Tavares (1928-2016), the founder of Human Genetics in Portugal.
9. JORGE SEQUEIROS (Porto): A Contribution to the History of Human and Medical/Clinical Genetics in Portugal.
|Coffee Break||Poster Viewing and Personal Communication|
|Session 4||Human Genetics in Europe
10. Jan R. Kylingstad (Oslo): From Racial Typology to Population Genetics? Concepts of Race and the Swedish State Institute for Race Biology in Uppsala, 1930-1950.
11. Ana Barahona (Mexico City): Erasing Borders: The British Influence on Human Genetics in Cold War Mexico
12. Karen Pierce (Cardiff): The Human Genetics Historical Library: Collecting for the Future.
|17.30 – 18.00||Discussion|
|19.30||Dinner||City of Copenhagen|
May 27, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
|Saturday||May 27, 2017||Discoveries, Challenges and the Foundation of the ESHG|
|09.00 – 09.30||Start of the final day|
|09.30 – 11.00||Session 5||Human Genetics in German-speaking Countries
13. FELICITAS SÖHNER (Düsseldorf): Recent History of Medi-cal Genetics in the German-speaking Countries … in the memory of Contemporary Witnesses.
14. BIRGIT NEMEC (Heidelberg): Clinical Genetics, preven-tion and Reproduction in the Federal Republic of Germany.
15. HEIKE PETERMANN (Münster): German Scientists at In-ternational Conferences after 1945
|11.00 – 11.30||Coffee Break||Poster Viewing and Personal Communication|
|11.30 – 12.30||Session 6||European Society of Human Genetics
17. PETER HARPER (Cardiff): Jan Mohr and the beginnings of the European Society of Human Genetics.
18. GIOVANNI ROMEO (Bologna): The Role of the European School of Genetics Medicine (ESGM) in Facilitating the Re-form of ESHG
|12.30 – 13.00||Discussion||Further Projects / Next Workshop
Close of Workshop
|1||Tansey T, A Wilkinson, A Yapsley (London)||Witnessing Genetics in the UK ca. 1970 to Present|
|2||Petermann H, P Harper, S Doetz||History of Human Genetics. Aspects of its Development and Global Perspectives|
The registration fee for the History Workshop is EUR 120. The dinner costs EUR 40 and the contribution towards costs for the trip to Lund amounts to EUR 40. You can register online under this link.
Dr. Heike Petermann M.A.
Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
Von-Esmarch-Str. 62, 48149 Muenster