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Call for Symposia for SMBE 2014

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 should read: Symposium Submission.

Successful applications will be confirmed by November 1st 2013 and a call for abstracts will follow.

Should you require any further information please contact the meeting secretariat at smbe2014@mci-group.com

We hope to see you all in Puerto Rico!

Kind regards,

  • Taras K Oleksyk
  • President of the Local Organizing Committee, University of Puerto Rico at
  • Mayaguez

and

  • Joanne Stout
  • SMBE 2014 Meeting Secretariat on behalf of SMBE 2014 Local Organizing
  • Committee
  • Website: www.smbe.org/annual/2014
  • Email: smbe2014@mci-group.com

*CALL FOR SYMPOSIA - one page maximum* 2014 Meeting Theme: *Molecular Evolution: From Genome Technology to the History of Life*

*Names and full contact information for all organizers* (Two or more organizers)

Organizer 1:

Organizer 2:

*Symposium Title*:

*Symposium Summary:* (15 lines maximum):

Please indicate why this particular symposium is timely and necessary and also how it is likely to be of interest to a broad range of researchers in the fields of genome biology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology.

*Symposium Overview:*

  • - Each symposium will consist of a maximum of 2 invited speakers and 10 contributed speakers.
  • - The contributed speakers will be drawn from the abstracts submitted by registered delegates.
  • - The local organizing committee (LOC) may suggest one, additional invited speaker per symposium (Based on symposium title), at no cost to the symposium.
  • - The symposium organizers will be responsible for selecting at least one invited speaker for their symposium
  • - The symposium organizers will select the contributed speakers from submitted abstracts.
  • - The final decision on the selection of symposia, invited and contributed talks will be made jointly by the LOC and International Advisory Board.

*Invited Speaker:*

We ask you to suggest one or two "invited speakers" of high quality capable of delivering an interesting talk of wide interest. Please indicate whether they have been approached and/or whether they have confirmed their participation and the likely topic for their talk.

(e.g. *Prof A.N. Other - confirmed or approached and likely to speak but not yet confirmed)*

*Important Dates:*

Call for Symposia will *close on Friday October 25th 2013.* No extensions will be granted.

Successful Symposium *applications will be confirmed on November 1st 2013*.

The Online *Abstract Submission will open on November 4th 2013.*

The LOC and International Advisory Board will make their decision based on the standard of proposals received. Symposium submissions from local scientists in the Caribbean and Latin America are encouraged.

*Please email Symposium Submissions to: *SMBE2014@mci-group.com

*Subject Line:* SMBE 2014* *Symposium Submission

*Please Note:*

Each successful symposium will be funded with $1,500 USD to help with the costs of inviting speakers to the meeting. If you have any queries about this please email the meeting secretariat on smbe2014@mci-group.com.

Sponsored symposia are encouraged, however, please contact our Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager Margaret Andreucetti (margaret.andreucetti@mci-group.com) before beginning sponsorship discussions and to enquire about the industry prospectus. Taras K Oleksyk UPR-M Biology Department, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00680

Taras K Oleksyk <taras.oleksyk@upr.edu>


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