2009 marks the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
Inspired by these events, ESF-COST are organising a multidisciplinary High-Level Conference at which different scientific domains, such as life sciences and medicine, humanities and social sciences, meet around the guiding mechanisms of evolution and the legacy of Charles Darwin.
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The conference will be organised around the following four basic Darwinian principles:
* Variation and diversity (variations among individuals form the driver of evolution);
* Abundance (more offspring (progeny) are produced than that grow to adulthood);
* Selection (the one that is best adapted to his environment, has more chance to survive);
* Reproduction and transfer (Organisms reproduce and pass-on their beneficial traits (inheritance))