The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) exists to “…provide facilities for association and conference among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolutionary biology and its practitioners, including the publication of two journals, Molecular Biology and Evolution, and Genome Biology and Evolution” (Society By-Laws, amended November 7, 2008).

In addition to supporting its annual meeting, SMBE Council will provide funds in aid of one or more workshops or small meetings per calendar year, that number depending on total cost.

SMBE’s first satellite meeting sponsored under this competition was “Phylomedicine” held March 2012 at Arizona State University (

In the past two years, SMBE supported five satellite symposia: “Eukaryotic Metagenomics” (, “Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II” (, “The Origin of Life”  (, “Causes of Genome Evolution” ( and “Phylogenomic Networks in Microbial Genome Evolution” (

SMBE is now calling for proposals for small satellite meetings and/or workshops to be held in Fall 2014/Spring 2015.  Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to members of the molecular evolution research community to run a small meeting or workshop on an important, focused and timely topic of their choice.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 May, 2014.

Please click here for a .DOCX file with more information and application procedures:  SMBE satellite symposia 2014.