Open Lectures 2018

As in previous years, ConGen2018 will be offering an Open Science Lecture Series on the Conservation Genetics of the endangered species. These lectures are targeted to the general audience that are genuinely interested in the science of conservation. The open lectures will start at 8 pm daily on weekdays between August 20 – 30, 2018.  We will be updating you on the schedule, so if you are interested in attending one of these lectures, please bookmark this page and come back later.



Cindy Harper

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria at Onderstepoor, SOUTH AFRICA


Oliver Ryder

Director of Genetics and Kleberg Chair of San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, CALIFORNIA, USA


C. Scott Baker

Professor and Associate Director, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, OREGON, USA


Robert Wayne

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, USA


David E. Wildt

Senior Scientist and Head, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Genetics Institute, Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA


Alfred L. Roca

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS, USA


Luo Shu Jin

Principal Investigator, School of Life Sciences, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, CHINA


Stephen J O’Brien

Chief Scientific Officer at the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics , St. Petersburg State University, RUSSIA