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State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
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Established in 1987, State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany (LSEB) was formerly a key laboratory of CAS. In 2005, LSEB became a state key laboratory by intergrating the Department of Plant Taxonomy, the Herbarium, the Department of Paleobotany, and the Chinese Paleobotany Museum. LSEB now has 17 research groups and 67 researchers, in which 2 are Academicians of CAS, 22 are professors, and 5 won the "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars". The CAS Academician Xiaoya Chen is the President of the LSEB's academic committee, and Prof. Xiaoquan Wang is its director.

LSEB aims to study the pattern, formation and variation of plant species diversity, in order to reconstruct plant phylogeny and unravel the processes and mechanisms underlying evolution. The laboratory also studies the character variation and genetic background of resource plants, particularly the evolutionary and developmental patterns of key characters, as to provide a theoretical basis for the genetic improvement of crops and economic plants for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

In 2015, LSEB gained 20 Ordinary Projects, 1 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and 4 Young Scientists Fund from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 1 Major Research Plan. LSEB members published over 80 research papers in SCI journals in this year, including those in the well-known journals such as Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Global Change Biology, Journal of Biogeography, Plant Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Plant Biology, American Journal of Botany, Cladistics and Taxon. And 9 monographs were published, such as Flora of Pan-Himalaya, etc.


2014 annual report meeting and seminar on the developmental strategy of LSEB

State Key Lab Academic Committee 2015 annual meeting

2015 Plant Taxonomy Summer Camp hosted by LSEB

Institute of Botany, CAS    Add: No.20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China
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