The inaugural Mitchell Conference was held in December 1998 in conjunction with the Jean Mitchell Watson Lectureship. The program included Medical Geneticist C. Thomas Caskey, MD; Evolutionary Geneticist Svante Paabo, PhD; Geneticist James D. Watson, PhD, and Evolutionary Biologist Edward O. Wilson, PhD.
Subsequent Mitchell Conferences have been convened to focus discussion on a specific theme of contemporary importance in human genetics research. Each conference has brought in the world's most distinguished and innovative leaders to share their work on the chosen theme.
David Reich's talk entitled, "Towards a New History and Geography of Human Genes informed by Ancient DNA" is available here.
Christina Warinner's talk entitled, "Ancient Microbiome and Human Health" is available here.
Alan Cooper's talk entitled, "Ancient DNA as a Window to Paleoecology and the Biotic Response to past Climate Change" is available here.
2001 Cloning and Genetic Technology: Legal, Social and Ethical Implications
Lori Andrews, JD, Legal Scholar, Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law
Leon R. Kass, MD, PhD, Ethicist, University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought
Gerald P. Schatten, PhD, Stem Cell Biologist, Oregon Health Sciences University
Lee M. Silver, PhD, Molecular Biologist, Princeton University
2003 Genetic Influences on Animal and Human Behavior
Jonathan Flint, MD, Psychiatric Geneticist, Oxford University
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, Psychiatrist and Behavioral Biologist, Stanford University
Gene Robinson, PhD, Behavioral Geneticist, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
2007 Epigenetics of Human Biology and Disease
Susan Lindquist, PhD, Molecular Geneticist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Waterland, PhD, Nutritional Geneticist, Baylor College of Medicine
Huda Zoghbi, MD, Neurodevelopmental Geneticist, Baylor College of Medicine
2012 Genetics and Genomics of Stem Cells
Fred Gage, MD, Neurobiologist, Salk Institute
Geoff Rosenfield, MD, Stem Cell Biologist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rudolf Jaenisch, MD, Stem Cell Biologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology