Call for proposals for SMBE Satellite meeting funding 2014

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

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...

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Satellite Meeting on Reticulated Microbial Evolution

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

Lateral gene transfer (LGT) is the process by which prokaryotes acquire DNA across wide taxonomic boundaries and incorporate it into their genome. Accumulating evidence shows that LGT, a distinctly non tree-like evolutionary process, plays a major role in prokaryote evolution. Virtually all prokaryotic gene families have been affected by LGT and only few gene families are resistant to it. The biological and evolutionary significance of lateral...

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Call for Symposia for SMBE 2014

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

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...

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Proposal for Hashtags for SMBE 2013

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Meetings | 2 comments

Hi folks, As you probably know, Twitter uses Hashtags to group tweets together and if you look for a particular hashtag you can see all/many tweets that have used this hashtag. Facebook has now introduced these as well.  Therefore, we are suggesting some hashtags that you can use on twitter and facebook so that we can add to the discussion and instantaneous analysis.  Also, if somebody cannot get to the meeting or if somebody cannot make a...

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Congratulations to Harmit Malik and Hopi Hoekstra

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Today HHMI announced its 2013 Investigator awards and we were pleased to see SMBE council member Harmit Malik and plenary lecturer at SMBE12 in Dublin, Hopi Hoekstra being honored with these awards.  The awards have been made to only 27 of America’s top biomedical scientists and represents an investment of $150 Million over the next five years. This is truly a remarkable achievement for Harmit and Hopi and indeed for the other...

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Call for Proposals to host SMBE2015

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

Dear SMBE Members: SMBE is accepting proposals to host its International Meeting in 2015. The meeting is usually held in June or July and attracts ~1500 scientists from throughout the world. The Society will accept proposals from any location, but the successful location will need to have a lecture venue of sufficient size to host plenary lectures for all attendees and will also need to be near housing, preferably with a wide variety of...

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Call for nominations for President-elect and Two Councilors

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Dear SMBE members, *Nominations for Pres-elect and 2 councillors due by May 22 2013* I am writing to solicit nominations for SMBE President-Elect and 2 counsillors whose terms will begin on January 1, 2014. As the society grows and thrive, members of council play very important roles in guiding its development and in soliciting and implementing programs that support our members, enrich opportunities for young scientists from around the world,...

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