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Welcome From the Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee, I sincerely invite you to join the First AsiaEvo Conference which will be held during 18-20th April 2018 at Dameisha in Shenzhen, a high-tech center and young megacity in south of China.

Despite the fact that there are increasing numbers of exciting findings made by evolutionary biologists from Asian countries, we had no international community to enhance this academic trend. The AsiaEvo is not to exclude scientists from Asian countries, but to actively mix scientists and students from all over the world to promote evolutionary studies.

The programme promises to be exciting with the 44 sessions covering all major research topics in evolutionary topics and over 120 distinguished invited speakers from all over the world. The conference will also organize a poster session in the fantastic main building of China National Genebank, which will be an enjoyable place for your social networking.

Shenzhen is easily accessible from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport or Hong Kong International Airport. We will arrange for transfer services from both airports to the conference venue at Sheraton Dameisha Resort Hotel. The conference venue is also surrounded by other accommodation options of all price ranges.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful Shenzhen!

Guojie Zhang

Chair of the First AsiaEvo Conference

  • Zhonghe Zhou
    Dr. Zhonghe Zhou is a vertebrate paleontologist, focusing on early bird evolution.
    He is currently director of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and president of the international Palaeontological Association, the member of the CAS and foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences of USA.
    The 1st AsiaEvo meeting would not have been possible without the tremendous effort of Prof. Zhou in fund-raising and in persuading numerous researchers and administrators to support this community.
    To acknowledge his great contribution, and in accordance with his wish to leave all AsiaEvo scientific content decisions to an independent organizing committee, we have invited him to join as an "honorary chair" of the conference.
  • Guojie Zhang
    Dr. Guojie Zhang is an evolutionary geneticist working on biodiversity genomics. He is a full professor at Department of Biology in University of Copenhagen , associate director of China
    National Genebank, and the adjunct professor at Kunming Institute of Zoology.
  • Hiroshi Akashi
    Population Genetics and Genome Evolution
    Department of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics at Japan
  • Shu-Miaw Chaw
    Evolution, Phylogenetics and Comparative Genomics
    Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
  • Qiaomei Fu
    Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Naoki Irie
    Evolutionary Developmental Biology
    University of Tokyo
  • Antonia Monteiro
    Evolutionary Developmental Biology
    National University of Singapore
  • Kinya Ota
    Evolutionary Developmental Biology
    Academia Sinica
  • Uma Ramakrishnan
    Heritage of South Asia
    National Centre for Biological Sciences at India
  • Chau-Ti Ting
    Genetic and Morphological Diversity
    National Taiwan University
  • Zhiheng Wang
    Macroecology, Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Biology
    Peking University
  • Xing Xu
    Vertebrate Paleontology
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jr-Kai Yu
    Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms; Origin of VertebrateAnimals
    Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica
  • Qi Zhou
    Evolution of Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination Mechanisms
    Zhejiang University
  • Guojie Zhang
    Phylogenomics and Behavior Genetics
    University of Copenhagen & China National GeneBank & Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS

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