International Symposium
Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems: History, the cutting edge and the future

Sokendai's Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems (ESB) was established in Hayama in 2007. Currently, twenty faculty members and around thirty PhD students are striving to create a unique interdisciplinary graduate program covering evolutionary biology from theory to behavior, with special attention to the interface of science and human society. The symposium will showcase some of ESB's current activity from an international perspective. We will organize stimulating lecture sessions with four plenary speakers from overseas. One session will be dedicated to “science and society”, focusing on science as a human social activity. We hope to stimulate discussion on how best we can direct ESB to make the next decade even more fruitful.

Shonan Village Center, Hayama

Dates & Venue

February 26th & 27th, 2018
Shonan Village Center, Hayama, Kanagawa, JAPAN 
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Invited Speakers

Prof. Brandon S. Gaut (University of California, Irvine, USA) (link to website)
Prof. Scott F. Gilbert (Swarthmore College, USA) (link to website)
Prof. Dan-Eric Nilsson (Lund University, Sweden) (link to website)
Prof. Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna) (link to website)

Speakers from SOKENDAI

Prof. Mariko Hasegawa (Dean, SOKENDAI)
Prof. Kentaro Arikawa (ESB, SOKENDAI)
Prof. Hisashi Ohtsuki (ESB, SOKENDAI)
Prof. Shohei Takuno (ESB, SOKENDAI)
Prof. Yohei Terai (ESB, SOKENDAI)

Tentative Schedule

Feb. 26th (Monday)
13:00 - 20:30
Feb. 27th (Tuesday)
9:00- 13:00