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  • [ October 22, 2009]

    PKU-Harvard International Symposium on Evolutionary Dynamics Held at PKU

  • Supported by the Graduate School of Peking University, the PKU-Harvard International Symposium on Evolutionary Dynamics was held in the South Conference Room of the Main Library on October 12.

    The symposium was organized by Professor Long Wang of the PKU College of Engineering and emceed by Feng Fu, a Ph.D. candidate from the College of Engineering.

    At the beginning of the symposium, Professor Shaoqiang Tang, vice dean of COE, gave a brief introduction about the college. Five world famous experts on evolutionary dynamics from Harvard University, Tibor Antal, David G. Rand, Thomas Pfeiffer, Daniel I. Rosenbloom, and Michael Manapat, attended the symposium, and Professor  Tianguang Chu was also present.

    The five experts gave special lectures on hot topics in this field, including the application of evolutionary dynamics in cancer, punishment, metabolic systems, evolutionary origins and vaccination. Their lectures attracted nearly 50 teachers and students from PKU, Tsinghua University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Faculty and students alike exchanged ideas and had deep discussions with the experts following their lectures.

    The symposium sought to enhance the exchange and understanding between PKU and other world top research institutes in the field of evolutionary dynamics. Its organizers believed that this symposium can improve the research level of Ph.D. candidates in this field, and it can also promote the cooperation between PKU and other world renowned universities.