Conference Programme

The programme will include three days of presentations, two days of workshops, social events and a post conference excursion.

The draft detailed conference programme is now available on-line.

On Sunday, 13 September 2015, conference participants will get together at an icebreaker party in the Main Tropical Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden.  The core conference (September 14-16) will be followed by two days reserved for workshops. The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday (September 15). A post conference excursion to the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin (northeast of Berlin) will be offered on Saturday, September 19.

Topics / Sessions

  • Adaptive evolution in the Caryophyllales
  • Systematics and diversity of Amaranthaceae s.l.
  • Systematics and diversity of Caryophyllaceae (3 sessions)
  • Phylogeny, systematics and evolution of Portulacinae
  • Aizoaceae
  • Floral morphology and evolution in Caryophyllales
  • A wider picture
  • Phylogeny and evolution of different Caryophyllales lineages
  • The Caryophyllales Network – Quo vadis?


On Sunday evening (September 13, 18:30) conference participants will get together in the Main Tropical Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden.
Entry (and registration for the conference) is possible Sunday evening from 17:00 until 20:00 only at the North entrance of the Botanic Garden (this is the entrance to the right of the Botanical Museum, Koenigin-Luise-Platz). See the map; you can get there by bus number X83 from the S/U train station Rathaus Steglitz. Please note that the station Botanischer Garten is quite a long way off to the South of the Garden.  

Main Tropical Greenhouse (© I. Haas, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem)

Conference dinner

On Tuesday (September 15) participants will come together in the restaurant "Alter Krug" for the conference dinner. The restaurant is situated in Berlin-Dahlem (Königin-Luise-Straße 52) in easy walking distance from the BGBM.