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 ( Return your
completed submission to 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

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


Joanne Stout
SMBE 2014 Meeting Secretariat on behalf of SMBE 2014 Local Organizing

*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

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

- 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: *

*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

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


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