2018 Space Genetics Symposium
2018 Space Genetics Symposium:
Genetics, Biomedicine, and the Human Experience in Space - II
Date: November 30, 2018
We at the Consortium for Space Genetics at Harvard Medical School are excited to announce the 2018 Space Genetics Symposium: Genetics, Biomedicine, and the Human Experience in Space - II. With the explosion in the number of exoplanets being discovered, an increasing presence of humans in Space, and a growing interest in interplanetary travel, there is no time more thrilling than now for considering space exploration, and the challenges faced by human life in space are more pressing than ever.
The 2018 symposium will focus on the Human Experience in Space, particularly, how the environment of Space influences biology and how genetics could be used to mitigate such influences. This year’s topics will include: the influence of microgravity and solar radiation on human biology; current and future strategies to mitigate these influences; strategies to adapt human biology to novel non-terrestrial environments; and the impact of human health considerations on emerging public and private Space interests.
Special for this year, we are inviting attendees to submit abstracts (< 250 words) describing current or potential research relating to this year’s symposium theme of Genetics, Biomedicine, and the Human Experience in Space. Abstracts will be reviewed by organizers and may be chosen for presentation during the symposium. Please send abstracts to HMS.space.consortium at gmail.com.
We welcome anyone (human or non-) interested in discussing the important role of Genetics in the context of Space!
Abstract submission: November 18th at 5PM EST
Symposium registration to ensure meal: November 18th at 5PM EST
Confirmed speakers and Topics (topics subject to change):
Humans in Space discussion panel leader:
Gary Ruvkun, Harvard Medical School, USA
David Thompson, Harvard Medical School
Huy Nguyen, Harvard Medical School
Vonda Shannon, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Merry, Harvard Medical School
Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School