Darwin 2009 Commemoration: International Conference on Fungal Evolution

CharlesThe year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the great evolutionary biologist, and the 150th anniversary of his publication of “On the Origin of Species”.

To commemorate these auspicious occasions, BIOTEC will be organizing an international conference on “Fungal Evolution and Charles Darwin: From Morphology to Molecules”. The event will be held from 9 – 11 July 2009 in Thailand at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani.

The aim of the conference is to examine the contributions that mycology has made over the years to our understanding of evolution, natural selection and the concept of species since Darwin. It will also focus on the progress of taxonomy, classification and applications of fungi after Darwin. The outcome of this conference will be an initiation of fruitful partnership for evolutionary relationships and classification of fungi. The activities of the events include scientific conferences, poster presentations and exhibition.

For those who would like to join our celebration, registration online is now available at http://www.biotec.or.th/darwinconf2009/home/Registration.asp and please note that early bird rate is valid until 30 April 2009.

List of keynote speakers who will join us at the event:


Prof. Meredith Blackwell
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA


Dr. Linda M. Kohn
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Toronto, Canada


Prof. Jacobus Boomsma
Department of Population Biology,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Prof. Jens Christian Frisvad, PhD, Dr. techn.
Department of Systems Biology,
Technical University of Denmark


Prof. Gregory M. Mueller
Chicago Botanic Garden, USA


Prof. Matthew C. Fisher
Public Health and Primary Care,
Imperial College London, UK                

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
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Posted on 26 February 2009.