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.