The historical development of the fields of genetics and evolution has been intertwined, at least since the time of Darwin in the mid-nineteenth century. Both fields, by virtue of the domains they address, also impact upon how we humans conceive of ourselves. Consequently, advances in understanding in genetics and evolution are answering age-old mysteries about how we came to be the way we are, even as advances in genetic technologies are raising ever-new ethical issues for societies to grapple with. To explore some of these aspects in a manner accessible to students and non-specialists in the fields, Ashoka Biology in association with Indian Academy of Sciences is organizing a 2-day long mini symposium on Genetics and Evolution on 30th September-1st October, 2019. On day 2, after the talks, we will arrange for a longish open session where students/audience will be strongly encouraged to ask whatever they want about genetics/evolution to the speakers (Symposium-program).
Venue: Dr. Reddy’s Auditorium, Ashoka University
Timing: Day 1 (2 pm-4 pm) & Day 2 (10 am – 4 pm)
This is open to all and free of cost (Enter your name here to register)
Please note that the Indian Academy of Sciences will provide certificate of participation to students
Ashoka shuttle buses will be arranged from Jahangirpuri Metro station (Yellow line, New Delhi) to transport participants to and from campus (approximately 50 min travel time). Please find the detail timetable here.