Joseph Felsenstein is Professor in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Biology and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is best known for his work on phylogenetic inference, and is the author of Inferring Phylogenies, and principal author and distributor of the package of phylogenetic inference programs called PHYLIP, and is currently serving as the President of the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution.

You can reach Joe at president.smbe@gmail.com

James McInerney is the principle investigator of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution Laboratories at NUI Maynooth. He was one of the founding directors of the Irish Centre for High End Computing, an Associate Editor of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Biology Direct, and Journal of Experimental Zoology, and is currently serving as the Secretary for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

You can reach James at secretary.smbe@gmail.com

Juliette de Meaux is interested in the molecular basis of Darwinian adaptation in natural plant systems. Her works combines the approaches of population, quantitative and molecular genetics to dissect the underpinning of adaptive changes. She completed her PhD at AgroParisTech, under the supervision of Prof. Claire Neema and studied the molecular basis of host-pathogen coevolution in natural populations of common bean. She then spent her Postdoc time in the lab of Prof. Tom Mitchell-Olds at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology in Jena and worked on the evolution of cis-regulatory DNA. Since 2005, she runs her own lab, first at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding in Cologne and then at the University of Münster. In January 2015, she relocated her lab at the University of Cologne. She is currently serving as the Treasurer for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

You can reach Juliette at treasurer.smbe@gmail.com

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On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to invite you to attend SMBE 2016 - the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. SMBE 2016 will be held from the 3rd-7th of July at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.  The meeting - including plenary talks, symposia presentations, the Walter Fitch symposium, and poster sessions - will showcase the latest research in genomics, population genetics, and molecular biology and evolution. Social activities will include an opening reception, mixers with each poster session, and a conference dinner - all social events are included with registration.  BYO scientific curiosity and surfboard.

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We’re delighted to announce that the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2017 Annual Meeting, taking place in Austin, Texas, USA, from July 2nd – 6th, 2017. Selection of proposals will be aimed at spanning the range of interests of SMBE members, including exciting new scientific developments, and representing the geographic and gender diversity of members.

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SMBE 2016 Election Results

The 2016 SMBE election results are in and and we have four outstanding new officers who will begin their terms in January, 2017.

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Results of the Fall 2015 SMBE Membership Survey

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MBE & GBE Best Graduate Student Papers Announcement

Congratulations to the winners of the Best Graduate Student Paper in MBE and Best Graduate Student Paper in GBE for the year 2015! The winners will be given a certificate, a prize of $2,000 and a travel award to the 2016 annual meeting.

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SMBE 2016 Awards Announcement

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the SMBE Junior Award for Independent Research, SMBE Mid-Career Award for Research, SMBE Community Service Award and the SMBE Lifetime Contribution Award!

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SMBE is now calling for proposals for workshops/satellite meetings to be held between Fall 2016 and Fall 2017. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to members of the molecular evolution research community to run workshops/satellite meetings on an important, focused, and timely topic of their choice. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 15, 2016.

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