China has a rich diversity of vegetation types, ranging from tropical rainforests in the south to taiga forests in the north, to tundra on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, also known as the world’s third pole. The continuous mountain ranges that stretch from the northeast to the southwest are not only evolutionary centers for young plant groups, but also refugia for ancient lineages. As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, China is also the world’s fastest-growing supporter of scientific research. Recent decades have witnessed remarkable achievements in many scientific areas including plant sciences. China provides unique opportunities for the botanical visitor to experience an unforgettable assemblage of plants.
Shenzhen is a fantastic model of green urban development. The city has evolved from a small fishing village in the 1980s to a major international metropolis within three decades. Shenzhen is now a city of over 12 million people, the majority being immigrants from throughout China. The city is vital, creative, innovative and modern and is designed for fast growth. It has splendid cultural diversity and a range of events and activities that offer something for everyone. It is a beautiful green city with marvelous views of blooming street trees, nearby mountains, and shining seas.
The Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government are eager to welcome plant scientists from around the world to the 2017 IBC for an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable occasion.The Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government are eager to welcome plant scientists from around the world to the 2017 IBC for an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable occasion.
- ☆ A once in every six year opportunity to showcase all aspects of the plant sciences, from biodiversity to molecular biology.
- ☆ Over 5000 scientists expected to attend. The Nomenclature Section to be held pre- Congress.
- ☆ 250 general symposia in addition to keynote and plenary sessions.
- ☆ China-wide field trips designed to showcase the diversity of China and its distinctive and rich flora.
- ☆ As the southern gateway to China, Shenzhen is connected by air and high speed rail to all major cities in China. The Congress venue is within 50 km of both the Shenzhen International Airport and the Hong Kong International Airport.
Following the tradition of previous IBC meetings, the Scientific Program of the XIX IBC will cover all fields of plant sciences, including plant taxonomy and evolution, ecology, genetics and physiology, molecular biology, genomics, agriculture, and related fields. The Congress comprises plenary lectures, keynote symposia, general symposia (both oral and poster sessions), society and association meetings, discussions, and workshops.
1. Biodiversity, Resources & Conservation
2. Taxonomy, Phylogenetics & Evolution
3. Ecology, Environment & Global Change
4. Development & Physiology
5. Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics
6. Plants & Society
Call for symposia
The call for Symposia is now open at www.ibc2017.cn and will close on December 31, 2015. All prospective participants are invited to submit a proposal for a symposium that fits within one of the six broad themes. Proposed symposia that bridge two or more themes are also welcome and encouraged.
Proposals or questions regarding the Congress should be sent to:
XIX IBC Congress Secretariat
Lianhua Zhilu 4, Futian District
Tel: +86-755-8307 3632
Fax: +86-755-8307 3680
P. R. China