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International Botanical Congress 2017

  • 23 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017
  • The Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Guangdong / China

Whats About

Conservation of our ecosystem is of prime importance for sustainability of life of plants, animals and human beings on earth. A well balanced ecosystem guarantees a healthy environment and acts as a perfect life support system for existence. Botanical science is an ever growing field which requires deep study of plants be it its history, roles it plays for a balanced ecosystem, its uses, the growth it offers and how various plants interact with organisms and varied species for a balanced environment. The International Botanical Congress (IBC) 2017 is the XIX IBC congress being held at Shenzen, China from 23 July to 29 July 2017 with the same aspiration to discuss studies and research works of leading scientists about the plants, their existence and their importance for sustainability of mankind. Plants are a vital part for existence of human race as it not only provides food and shelter, but is also an essential ingredient in medicines, cosmetics, wood and other fuels necessary for life on earth. Latest growing techniques, knowledge regarding the traits and characteristic of a variety of crops and plants and how they play an important role in the ecosystem will all be spoken and heard about at this congress. Valuable knowledge will be gained and imparted at this congress by scientists, botanists, professors and doctors about the various facets of botanical science be it botany, ecology, horticulture, mycology and agriculture. The IBC 2017 is being organized by the team work of Botanical Society of China and Shenzen Municipal Cooperation at the Shenzen Convention and Exhibition Centre. Deadlines for the IBC 2017

  • 15 February 2017 – Last date for submission of abstracts and poster
  • 15 February 2017 – Last date for submission of oral abstract

Registration Details

All fees are in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) and are inclusive of 6% GST.

 Early Bird Rate
(on or before March 15, 2017)
Standard Rate
(from March 16 until June 15, 2017)
Onsite Rate
(from June 16, 2017)
One Day Registration¥800¥1,000¥1,200
Accompanying Person¥800¥1,000¥1,200

Programme Details

The programme at the International Botanical Congress 2017 is divided into VI themes. These themes will cover a wide range of topics. They are as under:


THEME I – Bio-diversity, Resources and Conservation Coordinator – Hong Wen HUANG

  1. T1-01 : Developing priorities for the conservation of Karst flora ( 2 Sessions)
  2. T1-03 : Crowdsourcing herbarium digitization: partnerships, platforms and the worldwide engagement for digitizing biocollections event
  3. T1-04 : Arboreta and botanical garden as major centers for research and conservation of global trees and forests
  4. T1-05 : Climate change, conservation and the future of Asian pine species
  5. T1-06 : Reintroduction and management of rare plants in response to global change
  6. T1-07 : Urban parks : effects of management and planting schemes on insect diversity
  7. T1-08 : Hot forests and cold storage
  8. T1 -09 : Exploration history on eastern Asian floras
  9. T1 -10 : Spatial phylogenetics as applied to floras around the world 1 an 2 (2 session)
  10. T1-11 : Biodiversity informatics and Mapping Asian Plants (MAP)
  11. T1-12 : Contribution of Brazilian private natural heritage reserves to Atlantic forest biome flora conservation
  12. T1-13 : The evolution redwoods of event in botany sciences
  13. T1-14 : Brasilian Amazonian flora : Situation and prospects in Amapa
  14. T1-15 : Building a global system for the conservation of all plant diversity
  15. T1-16 : Pollination and breeding systems of endangered plant species
  16. T1-17 : The World Flora Online – a response by the International plant taxonomic community to the global strategy for plant conservation
  17. T1-18 : Pollintion by non-flying mammals
  18. T1-19 : Ethnobotany of mountain regions
  19. T1-20 : Biodiversity and conservation of aquatic plants
  20. T1-21 : Green digiti;ization: Online botanical collections date answering real-world questions
  21. T1-222 : Microbiomes of bryophytes
  22. T1- 23 : Plant biodiversity data mobilization and management in the 21st century
  23. T1-24 : Systematics, population biology, morphology and conservation of the grape family Vitaceae : Overview and recent advances
  24. T1-25 : Science of the Jade dragon Mountain
  25. T1-26 : Plants on inselbergs: Speciation patterns, ecology and conservation
  26. T1-27 : The evolution of tropical biodiversity : A global comparative perspective (2 sessions)
  27. T1-28 : The biology of mycoheterotrophic plants (2 sessions)
  28. T1-29 : Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacy
  29. T1- 30 : TM and drug discovery
  30. T1-31 : Plants in human healthand well being
  31. T1-32 : Traditional medicinal plants
  32. T1-33 The megadiverse island of new Guinea: Diversity, evolution and conservation of a tropical wilderness
  33. T1-34 : DNA metabarcoding biodiversity
  34. T1-35 : Plant conservation, learning from the past!
  35. T1-36 : Plant diversity and conservation in Southeast Asia
  36. T1-37 : New insights on the assembly and biodiversity of the flora of north America
  37. T1-38 : Bio-geographic patterns and adaptive radiations in the Pacific


THEME II : Taxonomy, Phylogenetics and Evolution
Coordinator : De-Zhu LI

  • T2-01 : Evolution, ecology and physiology of carnivorous plants- Part I and Part II (2 sessions)
  • T2-02 : The moss tree of life : Phylogenomic approaches to reconstruct moss evolution, diversification, biogeography and biotic interactions
  • T2-03 : Ericaceae – Phylogeny, biogeography and evolution
  • T2-04 : Phylogenomic perspectives on flagellate plant evolution
  • T2-05 : Hybridization and phylogenetic reconstruction
  • T2-05 : Causes and consequences of the Cretaceous Terrestial Revolution to the tree of life with focus on seed-free land plants and trophic interactions
  • T2-07 : Mimicry in plants
  • T2-08 : Cyperaceae I : Early diverging lineages
  • T2-09 : Electronics Floras – Integrating the best of the past with the possibilities of the future
  • T2-10 : Polyploidy : Evolution, function and diversification
  • T2-11 : Next generation botany : Outcrossing evidence, integrating knowledge
  • T2-12 : Pattern, function and evolution of biodiversity across the ancient EA-ENA floristic disjunction (2 sessions)
  • T2-13 : Zingiberales : Taxonomy, Phylogeny and evolution
  • T2-14 : Integrated research in Magnoliales
  • T2- 15 : Phylogeny and evolution of the lamiids
  • T2-16 : Orchid phylogenomics: Diversification, evolution and biogeography
  • T2-17 : Biodiversity and phylogeography of bryophytes
  • T2-18 : Plant speciation in the 21st Century (2 sessions)
  • T2-19 : Evolution of the mega-diverse genus Begonia
  • T2-20 : The Brassicaceae family – A model system to study evolutionary processes with high resolution in space and time
  • T2-21 : Cyperaceae II : Later diverging lineages of the Cyperoideae
  • T2-22 : Mechanical forces in flowers : An evolutionary perspective
  • T2-23 : New data on early Cretaceous seed plants
  • T2-24 : the origin of plants : Rocks, genomes and geochemistry
  • T2-25 : Poaceae : Systematics and phylogeny of major leagues
  • T2-26 : Lamiales: Phylogenetic insight into the patterns and mechanisms of phenotypic diversity (2 sessions)
  • T2-27 : Asian and Chinese bryology (2 sessions)
  • T2-28 : Evolutionary genomics and adaptation of Arabidopsis relatives
  • T2-29 : Apocynaceae : Phylogeny, bio-geography and diversity
  • T2-30 : Evolution and development of the flower : From genes to development
  • T2-31 : Key questions onangiosperm macroevolution : Where do we stand, and where are we heading now?? (2 sessions)
  • T2-32 : The Juan Fernandez Archipelago : A model system for studying plant evolution and biogeography in oceanic islands
  • T2-33 : Evolution of mangroves : Phylogeny, conservation geneticsand genomics
  • T2-34 : Evolution and ecology of bamboos I : Phylogenetics and evolution of woody and herbaceous bamboos, II: Ecology and biogeography of temperate and tropical woody bamboos (2 sessions)
  • T2-35 : Insights into the evolution and biogeography of the Compositae : Beyond the book
  • T2-36 : Systematics Agenda 2050 : Call for strategies for the future of systematic biology
  • T2-37 : Evolution of floraltraits
  • T2-38: Plant DNA barcoding in evolution, ecology and conservation (2 sessions)
  • T2-39 : Ecology and evolution of parasitic plants
  • T2-40 : Systematics and evolution of palms- A model group for the tropics
  • T2-41 : Practical importance of polythetic approaches to the taxonomy of plant associated Ascomycota
  • T2-42 : Evolution of land plants and their interaction with the environment
  • T2-43 : Natural history of Ginkgo biloba and its interaction with human
  • T2-44 : Building and exploring the green plant tree of life (2 sessions)
  • T2-45 : Plant genome sixe diversity and evolution : From genomics to ecology
  • T2-46 : Plant phylogeography in East Asia
  • T2-47 : Taxonomy and conservation of ferns and Lycopods (2 session)
  • T2-48 : Plant diversity and evolution in Africa: Challenges and oppurtunites in a changing world
  • T2-49 : Origin and diversification of the East Asian Flora
  • T2-50 : Systematics of Orchidaceae
  • T2-51 : Systematics and evolution of Lilliales and ASparagales
  • T2-52 : The evolution of apomixes in natural plant formations
  • T2-53 : Role of plant-pollinator interactions in generating and maintain biodiversity
  • T2-54 : Ranunculaceae and the Evo-Devo of the flower
  • T2-55 : Neuro-pollination Biology
  • T2-56 : Polyploidy : Early effects and their evolutionary implications
  • T2-57 : Evolutionary and biogeographic studies of gymnosperms in the genomic era
  • T2-58 : Orchid pollination
  • T2-59 : Phylogenomics and evolution of legumes
  • T2-60 : Use of target capture and high throughput sequencing as a tool for plant systematic
  • T2-61 : Diversification, evolution, biogeography and conservation of the family Magnoliaceae ( 2 sessions)
  • T2-62 : Evolutionary and developmental morphology of basal monocots
  • T2-63 : Ecological and biogeographic implications of Asian Oligocene and Neogene fossil floras
  • T2-64 : Floral adaptation and mating efficiency
  • T2-65 : Using fossil eveidence to explore the plant evolution, diversity and their response to global changes
  • T2-66 : Evolution of intercontinental disjunctions in ferns and lycophytes

    THEME III : Ecology, Environment and Global Change
    Coordinator : Li-Zhe AN

    1.T3-01 : Plant climatic adaptation in the new genomic era
    2.T3-02 : Patterns and processes of the subtropical/ Warm-temperate vegetation of East Asia
    3.T3-03 : Nectaries and nectars : From molecules to ecosystems
    4.T3-04 : Rising atmospheric CO2 and higher plants : Physiology, genetics and biological diversity of plant responses
    5.T3-05 : Niche evolution and biome assembly through time (2 sessions)
    6.T3-06 : Functional traits explaining plant responses to past and future climate changes
    7.T3-07 : Interspecific pollen transfer : Ecological circumstances, behavioral mechanisms and evolutionary consequences
    8.T3-08 : Ecology and evolution of plant mating systems (2 session)
    9.T3-09 : Seeds and climate change
    10.T3-10 : Plant traits under global change : From traits-environment-ecosystem function relationship to trait-based vegetation modeling (2 sessions)
    11.T3-11 : Interaction between plants and insects
    12.T3-12 : Ecological Genetics
    13.T3-13 : Halophyte physiology
    14.T3-14 : harnessing new genetic approaches to improve restoration success
    15.T3-15 : Effects of thermophilisation on alpine vegetation
    16.T3-16 : Floral chemistry and plant-pollinator diversification
    17.T3-17 : Increasing the sustainability of agricultural ecosystems
    18.T3-18 : Plant invasive risk, control and ecosystem security
    19.T3-19 : Species interaction and community structure across environmental conditions ecosystem
    20.T3-20 : Interactionsof plants and herbivores under global change
    21.T3-21 : Ecological processes of grassland ecosystems in a changing world (2 sessions)
    22.T3-22 : Atmospheric nitrogen deposition and its impact on plant growth and sustainability of ecosystems
    23.T3-23 : Tropospheric ozone as part of global change – effects on plant growth and terrestrial ecosystems
    24.T3-24 : Linking abover ground and below ground interactions under global changes
    25.T3-25 : Forest diversity and degradation in Asia/Pacific
    26.T3-26 : Small RNAs and plant response to climate change and environmental stress


    THEME IV : Development and Physiology
    Coordinator : Kang Chong

    1.T4-01 : Stomatal guard cells: Model systems for signaling and development
    2.T4-02 : Recent cell biological insights in plant sexual reproduction
    3.T4-03 : Breaking the mold : a role for non-model species in plant development
    4.T4-04 : Comparative genomics perspectives on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)
    5.T4-05 : Revealing the secrets of angiosperm resurrection plants
    6.T4-06 : Calcium transport and signaling
    7.T4-07 : Plant responses to flooding
    8.T4-08 : Development and genetics of dioecy and sex chromosomes in plants (2 sessions)
    9.T4-09 : Foliar vasculature : Transport and communication hub
    10.T4-10 : Stem cell and root meristem regulation
    11.T4-11 : Plant kinase and sugar signaling
    12.T4-12 : Intracellular communication in higher plants
    13.T4-13 : Programmed cell death and senescence
    14.T4-14 : Organ Size Control (2 sessions)
    15.T4-15 : Plant regeneration
    16.T4-16 : Mechanisms of hybrid vigor
    17.T4-17 : Hormone biosynthesis, metabolism and transportation
    18.T4-18 : Flavonoid bio-synthesis and regulation
    19.T4-19 : Terpenoid biosynthesis and regulation
    20.T4-20 : Plant response to drought and salt (2 sessions)
    21.T4-21 : Plant response to ambient and stress temperature
    22.T4-22: Plant response to phosphorus and nitrogen (2 sessions)
    23.T4-23 : Germline development and fertilization mechanisms
    24.T4-24 : High resolution X-ray computed tomography in plant sciences: Methods and applications
    25.T4-25 : Photosynthetic efficiency and environmental regulation
    26.T4-26 : Hormone and plant development
    27.T4-27 : Light signal and photomorphogenesis
    28.T4-28 : Floral organ development and regulatory mechanism of flowering (2 sessions)
    29.T4-29 : Plant branching
    30.T4-30 : Molecular and genetic analysis of seed development
    31.T4-31 : Metabolites in biotic and abiotic stresses
    32.T4-32 : Stem cell maintenance and cell differentiation in shoot meristem and cambium
    33.T4-33 : Male sterility and EGMS
    34.T4-34 : Hormone perception and signaling
    35.T4-35 : Signaling by RAC/ROP, GTPases and G-proteins
    36.T4-36 : structure, function and regulation of photosynthetic systems
    37.T4-38 : Fruit physiology and quality regulation
    38.T4-39 : Novel insights into wood research- From Evolution to developmental genetics and functional traits


    THEME V : Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
    Coordinator : Yu-Xian ZHU

    1.T5- 1 : Polyploid genomics
    2.T5 – 2 : Gymnosperm genomes and comparative genomics
    3.T5-3 : State of the art phenotyping: Deep, high-throughput and field (2 sessions)
    4.T5-4 : Evolution of plant reproductive systems : From ecology to genomics
    5.T5-5 : Plant genome evolution from the very beginning (2 sessions)
    6.T5-6 : Ontologizing botanical knowledge (2 sessions)
    7.T5-7 : Extremophye genomics
    8.T5-8 : Chromosome evolution and introgression : Past, present anf future
    9.T5-9 : Plant organelle genomics and phylogenomics, driven by the NGS approaches (2 sessions)
    10.T5-10 : The genomes of orphan crops
    11.T5-11 : Genomics and domestication of economic crops
    12.T5-12 : Arabidopsis: Genomics and transcriptomes
    13.T5-13 : Extremophye: Genomics and transcriptomes
    14.T5-14 : Epigenetics II : Histone modifications
    15.T5-15 : Phylogenomic studies of mosses and algae
    16.T5-16 : New frontiers in genetics and molecular biology
    17.T5-17 : Genomics and domestication of food crops
    18.T5-18 : Bioinformatics resources for comparative functional and phylogenetic analysis of plant genomes, pathways and diversity
    19.T5-19 : Genetic improvement of forest plantation species
    20.T5-20 : Non-coding RNAs: The long and the short of it
    21.T5-21 : Epigenetics III : DNA modifications
    22.T5-22 : Plant genome editing
    23.T5-23 : Plant microbe interactions
    24.T5-24 : Genomics and molecular breeding
    25.T5-25 : Phenotyping beyond technology- Approaching real world problems (2 sessions)
    26.T5-26 : Woody plants: Genomics, transcriptomes and evolution
    27.T5-27 : GWAS and genetic regulatory networks
    28.T5-28 : Genome duplication and variation
    29.T5-29 : Genetics and metablomics and studies of higher plants
    30.T5-30 : Omics of plant stress resistance
    31.T5-31 : Genetically engineered crops: Challenges and potential


    THEME VI : Plants and Society
    Coordinator : Shi-Wei ZHAO

    1.T6-01 : Latin American botanical research and the journal impact factor
    2.T6-02 : Interpretation, interrelationships and representation of plants as symbols in different cultural expressions
    3.T6-04 : Prescriptions for overcoming plant blindness
    4.T6-05 : Botanical contributions from the Biodiversity Heritage Library
    5.T6-06 : Early land plants : From early adopters to transformative models for citizen science engagement connecting natural history collections to biodiversity research and education
    6.T6-07 : Interpretation of plants to the public
    7.T6-08 : Transgene flow in plants :Its possible social and environmental impacts
    8.T6-09 : Turning toxics to treasure using plants
    9.T6-10 : Capturing biodiversity for food security
    10.T6-11 : Exploration of new ornamental plants
    11.T6-12 : plants as symbols of nations and cities
    12.T6-13 : Citizen science and conservation: Inspirational projects to get the common public into investigating and conserving regional biodiversity
    13.T6-14 : Botanical gardens and the exploration of salt tolerant plants
    14.T6-15 : Species richness of the pan-tropical genus Begonia and its conservation challenges at Internet Age