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

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

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


Forgot username/password?

Registration and Membership

Non-Members: You must Register for an account to purchase a membership and conduct other transactions. Future visits to the website will only require login.

After login or registration: You may conduct online transactions such as joining or renewing a membership, registering for an annual meeting and making donations.

Events Calendar

Check out our Events Calendar
for upcoming meetings. 

If you have an event you wish to add,
just email it to


The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution is an international organization whose goals are to provide facilities for association and communication among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolution, as well as its practitioners and teachers. In order to accomplish these goals, the Society publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Molecular Biology and Evolution and Genome Biology and Evolution. The Society sponsors an annual meeting, as well as smaller satellite meetings or workshop on important, focused, and timely topics. It also confers honors and awards to students and researchers.

SMBE 2017

On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to invite you to attend SMBE 2017 - the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. SMBE 2017 will be held from the 2nd-6th of July at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX, USA. 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. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Austin this summer!

More information can be found HERE

Featured News and Updates

Call for proposals for SMBE Satellite meeting funding 2014

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...

Continue Reading →

  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014
  • Comments (0)

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Molecular Systems Biology

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Molecular Systems Biology

The Molecular Cell Biology unit and Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate group at UC Merced invite applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position from exceptional candidates in the field of Molecular Systems Biology. We seek experimental biologists who make technically innovative, theory-driven, high-dimensional measurements of whole cells...

Continue Reading →

  • Tuesday, May 06, 2014
  • Comments (2)

Satellite Meeting on Reticulated Microbial Evolution

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.

Continue Reading →

  • Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Comments (0)

Postdoc: Computational Analysis of Genome Rearrangement (Princeton/USF)

University of South Florida (USF), joint with Princeton University

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USF with focus on mathematical models and computational studies of DNA recombination, rearrangement, epigenetics, and non-coding RNA. This position will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.

Continue Reading →

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Comments (0)


Princeton University's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seek to jointly hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor focusing on Evolutionary and Quantitative Biology. Sample areas might include, but are not limited to: molecular/genome evolution, population genomics, evolution of development, behavioral genetics, experimental evolution, microbial evolution of prokaryotes or eukaryotes, epigenetics, metagenomics, and/or quantitative genetics, using traditional and/or emerging model systems (though the specific model system is less important than the nature of the questions being addressed). We seek applicants who pursue research that aims for significant conceptual integration across traditional disciplinary boundaries. We likewise seek colleagues who will enthusiastically contribute to a climate that embraces both excellence and diversity, and who share our commitment to a mentoring process that advances EEB, LSI and the university, and that attracts and retains students of all ethnicities, nationalities, and genders.

Continue Reading →

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Comments (0)

Faculty Position in Quantitative Evolution or Ecology

Michigan State University

The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor faculty position in evolution or ecology.The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the study of fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior, to establish an externally-funded research program that supports graduate training, and to make significant contributions to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants who integrate empirical study of biological systems with cutting edge computational and quantitative methods. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications.  MSU has additional resources, as part of an Excellence Hiring Initiative, to recruit exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels.

Continue Reading →

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Comments (0)

@OfficialSMBE Feed

MBE | Most Read

Molecular Biology and Evolution

GBE | Most Read

Genome Biology & Evolution