8th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics:
The History of Eugenics and The Evolution of Techniques in Human Genetics

Thursday, June 4, 2020  – History of Eugenics
14:00-14:30 Welcome and Introduction
Heike Petermann: Otmar von Verschuer and Human Genetics in Germany
14:30-15:30 Session 1 – Eugenics in Germany
Bernd Gausemeier: Exploring the formation of Human Genetics with Wilhelm Weinberg
Susanne Doetz: Eugenics in the GDR
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 2 – Eugenics International
Andrew Rushton: Bibliometrics and Eminence of British Geneticists
18:15-22:00 Evening Programme*
Walk through University in Berlin-Dahlem – by Jens P. Fürste
Afterwards: Dinner at the Harnack-Haus
* seperate registration required
Friday, June 5, 2020  – Human Genetics in Berlin
09:00-09:15 Welcome
Heike Petermann
09:15-10:45 Session 3 – Human Genetics after 1945 in Berlin
Karl Sperling: History of Human Genetics in Berlin-West
Olaf Riess & Regine Witkowski: History of Human Genetics in Berlin East
Stefan Mundlos: Human Genetics in Berlin today
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 4 – History of Techniques in Human Genetics I
Didier Goidin: Evolution of Array-CGH
Nicole Fleischer: Evolution of Next-Generation-Phenotyping
Thomas Liehr: Evolution of Molecular Genetics
13:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 5 – History of Techniques in Human Genetics II
Milena Paneque: Technical Influence on Genetic Counselling
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:15 Session 6 – History of Human Genetics – What’s New?
From submitted abstracts 
17:15-18:00 Closing Remarks
Heike Petermann & Karl Sperling

June 4-5, 2020

Berlin Messe – CityCube
Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Registration Fees:
Workshop              € 75,00
Evening Ticket      € 50,00


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Dinner at Harnack-Haus
The Harnack House is located in the center of the German Oxford in Berlin-Dahlem, which is characterized by excellent scientific institutions. It was built in 1929 to provide guest accommodation and a conference venue for the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, the Max Planck Society’s predecessor organization. It established itself in the 1930s as a club for international science and as a social venue in the German capital. Scientists from all over the world, artists, politicians and captains of industry stayed here or came to attend events. Since 2000 the house is conference venue of the Max Planck Society.