Evolutionary theory forms the basis for our understanding of the natural world. The development, behaviour and physiology of our own species has been shaped by million of years of evolution. Furthermore, the interaction of humans with species that directly affect our health and survival is constantly being modified by evolutionary forces through natural or artificial selection.
The conference aims to explore the interplay of evolution and medicine, acting either in our own species or on species directly affecting our well being. We will explore topics in cancer evolution, the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and other drugs, the origin and evolution of pathogens, and the evolutionary influence on our own construction and predisposition to various diseases.