The 1st International Biopetrological Congress was held in Shijiazhuang, China, on 

Sept. 22-25, 2023

Documents during the conference (会间文件)

Handbook (会议日程)     

Abstracts (摘要预出版)      

Address to the opening ceremony by Bin Wang, chairman of IBC Organizing Committee​ (组委会主席王滨的开幕式致辞)   

Address to the opening ceremony by Ya-Sheng Wu, chairman of IBA (in Chinese) (IBA主席吴亚生的开幕式致辞中文)    

Address to the opening ceremony of 1st IBC by Ya-Sheng Wu (in English) (IBA主席吴亚生的开幕式致辞英文)   

Address to the opening ceremony of 1st IBC by Sheng-He Wu, Chair of IPS (in English-Chinese(国际古地理 学会理事长吴胜和致辞)

Some photos of  speakers (部分特邀大会报告照片)    

Part 1 of the ppt for the plenary oral presentation by Ya-Sheng Wu (吴亚生大会报告后补多媒体之一)    

Part 2 of the ppt for the plenary oral presentation by Ya-Sheng Wu (吴亚生大会报告后补多媒体之二)     

Winners of Excellent Organizer Award (优秀组织奖名单)   

List of Winners of "Excellent Presentation Awards for Students” (优秀学生报告奖获奖者名单)    

Certificates of "Excellent Presentation Awards for Students" (优秀学生报告奖获奖者证书)     

Summary of 1st IBC by Ya-Sheng Wu (in Chinese) (IBA主席吴亚生的闭幕式致辞中文)    

Summary of 1st IBC by Ya-Sheng Wu (in English) (IBA主席吴亚生的闭幕式致辞英文)  

Media reports on the congress (部分媒体报道摘登)    

List of sponsors (赞助单位名单)    

Introduction to the sponsors (赞助单位介绍)

Documents before the conference (会前文件)

Scientific Programs

(1) pre-conference short course, (2) plenary presentations, (3) oral presentations, (4) poster sessions, (5) awarding and ceremony, (6) mid-conference field trips, and (7) post-conference field trips. 


Map of Shijiazhuang and Beijing

(1) The Paleoproterozoic microbialite sequence near Shijiazhuang, 2.

  (2) The Mesoproterozoic microbialite sequences near Shijiazhuang, 1, 3.

  (3) The Cambrian microbialite sequences near Shijiazhuang, 4, 5.

 (4) The Mesoproterozoic microbialite sequence in Jixian National Geological Park, 6.

  (5) The Great Wall, ☆7

8:​​​The Zhengding airport of Shijiazhuang.

Oral Presenation Time

  • The time length of each oral presentation is not more than 25 minutes for plenary and not more than 20 minutes for sessions

Academic Topics

The scientific topics of the congress include but not limited to the followings:

(1) Biomineralization,

(2) Travertine and modern microbialites,

(3) Modern reef systems and their environments,

(4) Co-evolution of ancient reef systems and their environments,

(5) Progresses in research of ancient reef organisms,

(6) Formation mechanism of bioliths and their spatial and temporal distribution,

(7) Geochemistry of bioliths,

(8) Recognition of extraterrestrial bioliths,

(9) Advances in taxonomy and ecology of microbes,

(10) Advances in paleomicrobiology,

(11) Mass extinctions and microbialites,


(12) Bioliths and oxygenation of the Earth,

(13) Bioliths and deep-time carbon cycle: history and models,

(14) Bioliths and deep-time paleogeography and paleooceanography,

(15) Bioliths and evolution of Earth system,

(16) Origins of carbonate micrites,

(17) Advance in research of dolomites and microbial dolomites,

(18) Advance in research of abiogenic carbonates,

(19) Biogenic structures in clastic rocks,

(20) Formation mechanism of biolith-related oil and gas reservoirs,

(21) Formation mechanism of large biolith-related ore deposits,

(22) New methods or thoughts in biopetrology.


Excellent Presentation Awards for Students


Excellent Presentation Awards for Graduate and Undergraduate Students are selected from the oral presentations and posters by the Academic Committees of IBC. The number of the awards will be 1/10 of the oral presentations and posters by students. The winners will be awarded a certificate and a bonus of 1,500 CNY. In today’s rate, 1 USD = 6.9 CNY.


Excellent Presentation Awards


Five to ten Excellent Oral Presentation Awards will be selected by the Academic Committees from all non-student oral presentations. All winners will receive a certificate and a prize of 2,000 CNY.



The congress will compile an abstract collection. All attendees are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts. The abstracts should be in English, and include title, author's name, affiliation, email address, and text. Inserted figures are permitted. Please send your abstracts (word files) to

High quality abstracts will be published in Biopetrology, a peer reviewed international journal sponsored by the International Biopetrological Association (IBA), depending on the review results by members of the Academic Committees. The website of Biopetrology is


Financial Aids


The conference will provide financial aids to the attendees whose one-way travel cost is >3000 CNY (= 434 USD). Applicants are requested to submit an application to The decision on aids will be made by the Organizing Committees of the conference. Overseas scholars can participate in the conference online.





The congress will be held in the Taihang State Guesthouse, a five-star hotel in Shijaizhuang. It has more than 200 one-bed rooms at and two-bed rooms.   

The one-bed rooms are priced at 450, and the two-bed rooms are at 350 CNY. Today, 1 USD = 6.9 CNY.

Attendees should submit registration and accommodation requirement information in the website through email to biopetrology@qq.comso that the congress will reserve the room for you.


The sponsor of  the congress is the International Biopetrological Associationan international academic society for researchers in biopetrology and the related disciplines. Currently, it has more than 300 members from 29 countries.


(1)    Hebei GEO University

(2)    Hebei Strategic Key Mineral Research Collaborative Innovation Center

(3)    Hebei Key Laboratory of Strategic Critical Mineral Resources

(4)    Ophiolite Belt Metallogenic Theory and Prospecting Technology Innovation Base of Geological Society of China

(5)    Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

(6)    Henan Polytechnic University

(7)    Shandong University of Science and Technology

(8)    Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Sedimentary Mineralization and Sedimentary Minerals

(9)    Northwest Branch of Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Petrochina

(10)  Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences




(1) China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

(2) Guangxi University

(3) Yangtze University

(4)   Northwest Universit

(5)   Northeastern University

(6)    Hefei University of Technology

(7)    Chengdu University of Technology

(8)    National Natural Science Foundation of China

 Steering Committee(拼音排序)

  Zhi-Dong Bao (鲍志东),Li-Zeng Bian (边立曾)Zhong-Li Ding (丁仲礼)Jia-Yu Gu (顾家裕),Zheng-Tang Guo (郭正堂),Zhi-Jun Jin (金之钧)Xu-Long Lai (赖旭龙)Shu-Guang Li (李曙光),Xian-Hua Li (李献华),Jia-Qi Liu (刘嘉麒)Yong-Sheng Ma (马永生),Jing-Wen Mao(毛景文),De-Gan Shu (舒德干),Sheng-He Wu (吴胜和), Shu-Cheng Xie (谢树成),Qun-Yang (杨群),Ming-Guo Zhai (翟明国),Ren-Bin Zhan (詹仁斌)Min Zhu (朱敏),Ri-Xiang Zhu (朱日祥

Organizing Committee


Bin Wang (Professor, Vice President of Hebei GEO University)

Ya-Sheng Wu (Professor, Chairman of the Academic Committee of IBA)


Deputy Secretary General


Zhi-liang Dong, Zuo-Zhen Han, Hong Hua, Qiang Ji, Hongwei Kuang, Xian-Guo Lang, Yong-An Qi, Yuefen Shen, Jian-Gong Wang


An-Jiang Shen, Ao-Ran Liu, Bogusław Kołodziej, Chunfang Cai, Dominic Papineau, Deng Liu, En-Pu Gong, Fritz Neuweiler, Gong-Liang Yu, Guang-You Zhu, Hai-Long Sun, Hao Yan, Hong-Mei Wang, Hong-Xia Jiang, Hua-Xiao Yan, Jin-Hua Li, Jing-Jie Cao, Ke Pang, Ke-Fu Yu, LeYaoi, Li-Fu Tian, Li-Jing Liu, Luisa I. Falcon, Markus Aretz, Michael Steiner, Ming-Cai Hou, Ming-Yi Hu, Peng-Ju Liu, Qiang Ji, Robert Burne, Robert Riding, Su-Ping Ma, Subir Sarkar, Tian-Ran Chen, Wen-Chao Yu, Wen-Qing Pan, Wen-Sheng Wu, Xian-Cai Lu, Xiao-Min Xie, Xiu-Cheng Tan, Xiu-Juan Zheng, Xin-Qiang Wang, Xiu-Fen Zhai, Xiu-Juan Zheng, Xiu-Qing Yang, Xue-Song Tian, Yi-Liang Li, Ying-Jie Li, Yong-Li Zhang, Yuan Wang, Yue Li, Zhi-Fei Zhang, Zhi-Liang Dong,  Zhi-Liang He, Zhong-Wu Lan.


Financial management Team
Zuo-Zhen Han, Yong-An Qi, Jian-Gong Wang, Ya-Sheng Wu, Ao-Ran Liu

Academic Committee

Shu-Cheng Xie (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor, China University of Geosciences at Wuhan, China)


General Academic Director​​​​​​

Ya-Sheng Wu (Chairman of IBA)    

Robert Riding (University of Tennessee, USA)

Rachel Wood (Fellow of the Royal Society, Professor at University of Edinburg, UK)

Dominic Papineau (University College London, UK)

Luisa I. Falcón (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)



Abigail C. Allwood (USA), Achim Wehrmann (Germany), An-Jiang Shen (China), Brian Jones (Canada), Christophe Dupraz (Sweden), Chun-Fang Cai (China), Concha Arenas (Spain), Deng Liu (China), Dong-Jie Tang (China), Emmanuelle Vennin (France), En-Pu Gong (China), Edoardo Perri (Italy), Fei Li (China), Fumito Shiraishi (Japan), Geraint Wyn Hughes (UK), Gong-Liang Yu (China), Guang-You Zhu (China), Hai-Liang Dong (China), Hai-Ruo Qing (Canada), Hong-Mei Wang (China), Hong Hua (China), Hong-Wei Kuang (China), Hong-Xia Jiang (China), Jeong-Hyun Lee (Korea), Ji-Tao Chen (China), Jian-Gong Wang (China), Jin-Hua Li (China), Karim Benzerara (France), Ke Pang (China), Ke-Fu Yu (China), Le Yao (China), Ming-Cai Hou (China), Ming-Xiang Mei (China), Ming-Yi Hu (China), Peng-Ju Liu (China), Pieter T. Visscher (USA), R. P. Reid (USA), Ricardo J. Jahnert (Brazil), Robert Burne (Australia), Robert Riding (USA), Qiang Ji (China), Shu-Hai Xiao (USA), Subir Sarkar (India), Tadeusz Marek Peryt (Poland), Tian-Ran Chen (China), Xian-Cai Lu (China), Xian-Guo Lang (China), Xiu-Cheng Tan (China), Yue-Feng Shen (China), Yi-Liang Li (Hongkong, China), Yin-Ye Wu (China), Yong-An Qi (China), Yue-Feng Shen (China), Zai-Hua Liu (China), Zhi-Fei Zhang (China), Zhi-Liang He (China), Zuo-Zhen Han (​​China).




Universities, research institutes and enterprises are welcome to financially support the conference. Universities and research institutes that provide financial aids to the conference are automatically included in the list of organizers. The companies that have sponsored the conference will have the right to show and promote their business or products at the conference booth. For details about sponsorship, please contact: 19933071917 (Ao-Ran Liu).

 Sponsorship  Policy


Mobile phone and wechat:

+86-10-18618382036 (Hong-Xia Jiang), +86-10-19933071917Ao-Ran Liu,+86-10-18032066002 (Zhi-Yuan Zhang)


Letter of Invitation: 

Available in the website of 1stIBC

Website: (for PC) (for mobile phone, simple and unable to register)


Contact Information