From September 29th to October 2nd 2011 in Opatija was held a scientific conference under the informal title Archaic hominin genetics meeting in organization of Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, and Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb.
There were present the following researchers: S. Pääbo, B. Viola, S. Sawyer, A. Heinze, Q. Fu, J. Mullikin, M. Meyer, S. Castellano, G. Parra Farré, M. Kircher, J. Kelso, T. Maričić, H. Burbano, M. Lachmann, D. Falush, G. Hellenthal, D. Reich, N. Patterson, S. Sankararaman, M. Slatkin, J. Schraiber, M. Yang, A. Malaspinas, P. Johnson, M. Lachmann, K. Prüfer, I. Janković, J. Krause, P. Rudan, A. Briggs, I. Gušić, Ž. Kučan, Saša Missoni, F. Jay, J. Dabney, M. Gansauge and F. Racimo.
Between 20th and 24th of February 2009 an international meeting of the Neandertal consortium was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Professor Svante Pääbo, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology conducted the meeting organized together with the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb. The meeting is a result of a collaboration between the two aforementioned institutes, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Present at the meeting were: A. Ayinuer, A. Briggs, H. Burbano, A. Butthof, Z. Duraković, M. Fritz, Q. Fu, J. Good, E. Green, B. Hoeber, B. Hoeffner, I. Janković, J. Jensen, P. Johnson, M. Kircher, J. Krause, M. Lachman, A.-S. Malaspinas, T. Maričić, M. Meyer, S. Missoni, J. Mullikin, S. Pääbo, N. Patterson, V. Pribačić, K. Pruefer, S. Ptak, A. Riley, P. Rudan, M. Siegemund, U. Stenzel, J. Šarac, T. Šarić, A. Tomljenović, C. Verna and J. Visagie.