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 (http://smbe.org/annual/2014/). Return your completed submission to smbe2014@mci-group.com 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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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 Proposals for Satellite Meetings 2013

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Featured, Meetings, News | 0 comments

Call for 2013 SMBE Satellite Meetings (this message to also be distributed via email to the membership) Purpose 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...

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SMBE Satellite Meeting, “Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II”

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II was held as an SMBE Satellite Meeting February 7-9, 2013 on the campus of University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO. An amusing video describing the meeting was produced by James McInerney: In the meeting, many themes touching on protein evolution were touched upon and several of the talks are mentioned below. Andy Clark (Cornell) described a Drosophila species that exists only with a specific...

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EVOLUZIONE 2013

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Featured, Meetings | 0 comments

Trento_Italy.SIBE_Evoluzione2013.Aug28-31 EVOLUZIONE 2013, The V Congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE-ISEB) August 28-31, 2013.  Trento, Italy REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN Dear friends and colleagues, Registration is now open for EVOLUZIONE2103 (www.evoluzione2013.it), the biennial congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE). The congress will be held at the end of August (28-31)...

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