Oct. 24-26, 2009, Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University, Beijing, China中文版

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species". Darwin's discoveries of evolutionary mechanisms and facts have made immeasurable contributions to the development of life sciences. His theories of biological evolution have been widely disseminated in China with far-reaching impacts.

To celebrate this special moment in history, we jointly organize the Darwin-China 200 Conference in October 24-26, 2009 at Peking University. Internationally renowned scientists will speak on a wide range of exciting topics, including the comparison and dynamics of genomics, molecular evolution and speciation, reconstruction of phylogeny, biogeography, the origin of major groups and its paleontological evidences. We welcome you to join us for this special event.

The First Announcement The Registration Notice


The conference was very successful. More than 400 participants attended
the conference. Lecture video are to be made available in the future.

Invited Speakers (Updating)

Michael Benton (University of Bristol, UK)
Jan Bergstrom (Swedish Museum of Nature History, Sweden)
Stefan Bengtson (Swedish Museum of Natural History)
Thomas Cavalier-Smith (University of Oxford, UK)
Junyuan Chen (Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, CAS, China)
Mingsheng Chen (Insitute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, China)
Philip Currie (University of Alberta, Canada)
Per Ericson (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden)
Adam Eyre-Walker (University of Sussex, UK)
Shengguo Fang (Zhejiang University, China)
Else Marie Friis (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden)
Douglas Futuyma (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)
Bailin Hao (Fudan University, China)
David A. T. Harper (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Shunping He (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, China)
Hongzhi Kong (Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Marty Kreitman (University of Chicago, USA)
Dezhu Li (Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
John Long (Museum Victoria, Australia)
Manyuan Long (University of Chicago, USA)
Zhe-Xi Luo (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA)
Xuemei Lu (Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, China)
Jin Meng (American Museum of Natural History, USA)
Axel Meyer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Tomoko Ohta (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
Yin-Long Qiu (University of Michigan , USA)
Olivier Rieppel (The Field Museum, Chicago, USA)
Mark D. Rausher (Duke University, USA)
Dacheng Tian (Nanjing University, China)
Bruce Walsh (University of Arizona, USA)
Deming Wang (Peking University, China)
Wen Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, China)
Xiaoquan Wang (Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Fuwen Wei (Institute Zoology, CAS, China)
Jun Wen (Smithsonian Institution, USA)
Kenneth Wolfe (Trinity College, Ireland)
Chung-I Wu (Beijing Genomics Institute, CAS, China; The University of Chicago, USA)
Shuhai Xiao (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
Xing Xu (Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CAS, China)
Ziheng Yang (University College London)
Zhao-Bang Zeng (North Carolina State University, USA)
Zhan Renbin (Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, CAS, China)
Jianzhi Zhang (University of Michigan, USA)
Ya-Ping Zhang (Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, China)
Min Zhu (Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CAS, China)

Useful Links:

Darwin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin
Darwin200: http://www.darwin200.org/
Darwin Specials on Nature:http://www.nature.com/news/specials/darwin/index.html
Darwin200 Specials on New Scientist:http://www.newscientist.com/special/darwin-200