Dear Colleague,

The Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals
for symposium topics for the 2014 Annual Meeting, taking place in San Juan
Puerto Rico, June 8th – 12th 2014.

To submit your proposal please follow the instructions below and fill out
the word document template (http://smbe.org/annual/2014/). Return your
completed submission to smbe2014@mci-group.com byFriday October 25th 2013.
The subject line should read: Symposium Submission.

Successful applications will be confirmed by November 1st 2013 and a call
for abstracts will follow.

Should you require any further information please contact the meeting
secretariat at smbe2014@mci-group.com

We hope to see you all in Puerto Rico!

Kind regards,

Taras K Oleksyk
President of the Local Organizing Committee, University of Puerto Rico at
Mayaguez

and

Joanne Stout
SMBE 2014 Meeting Secretariat on behalf of SMBE 2014 Local Organizing
Committee
Website: www.smbe.org/annual/2014
Email: smbe2014@mci-group.com

*CALL FOR SYMPOSIA – one page maximum*
2014 Meeting Theme: *Molecular Evolution: From Genome Technology to the
History of Life*

*Names and full contact information for all organizers* (Two or more
organizers)

Organizer 1:

Organizer 2:

*Symposium Title*:

*Symposium Summary:* (15 lines maximum):

Please indicate why this particular symposium is timely and necessary and
also how it is likely to be of interest to a broad range of researchers in
the fields of genome biology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology.

*Symposium Overview:*

- Each symposium will consist of a maximum of 2 invited speakers and
10 contributed speakers.

- The contributed speakers will be drawn from the abstracts submitted
by registered delegates.

- The local organizing committee (LOC) may suggest one, additional
invited speaker per symposium (Based on symposium title), at no cost to the
symposium.

- The symposium organizers will be responsible for selecting at least
one invited speaker for their symposium

- The symposium organizers will select the contributed speakers from
submitted abstracts.

- The final decision on the selection of symposia, invited and
contributed talks will be made jointly by the LOC and International
Advisory Board.

 

*Invited Speaker:*

We ask you to suggest one or two “invited speakers” of high quality capable
of delivering an interesting talk of wide interest. Please indicate whether
they have been approached and/or whether they have confirmed their
participation and the likely topic for their talk.

(e.g. *Prof A.N. Other – confirmed or approached and likely to speak but
not yet confirmed)*

 

*Important Dates:*

Call for Symposia will *close on Friday October 25th 2013.* No extensions
will be granted.

Successful Symposium *applications will be confirmed on November 1st 2013*.

The Online *Abstract Submission will open on November 4th 2013.*

* *

The LOC and International Advisory Board will make their decision based on
the standard of proposals received. Symposium submissions from local
scientists in the Caribbean and Latin America are encouraged.

*Please email Symposium Submissions to: *SMBE2014@mci-group.com

*Subject Line:* SMBE 2014* *Symposium Submission

*Please Note:*

Each successful symposium will be funded with $1,500 USD to help with the
costs of inviting speakers to the meeting. If you have any queries about
this please email the meeting secretariat on smbe2014@mci-group.com.

Sponsored symposia are encouraged, however, please contact
our Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager Margaret Andreucetti
(margaret.andreucetti@mci-group.com) before beginning sponsorship
discussions and to enquire about the industry prospectus.
Taras K Oleksyk
UPR-M Biology Department,
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00680

 

Taras K Oleksyk <taras.oleksyk@upr.edu>