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SMBE 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 2023 Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution meeting in the amazing city of Ferrara!

Call for Symposia Proposals - Deadline 31 Ocotober, 2022

Keynote Speaker:
       Philip Donoghue       
School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol, UK

Keynote Speaker:
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Brown University, USA

Keynote Speaker:
Michael Lynch
School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution
Arizona State University, USA

President's Lecture:
Kateryna D. Makova
Department of Biology and Center for Medical Genomics
Penn State University, USA

New and revolutionary. Like many other large events, SMBE meetings are almost obligatorily held in modern congress centers. Although this is a safe choice, all congress centers always provide the same rendering. The Urban Diffused Meeting (UDM) in Ferrara represents an exciting novelty which will make SMBE 2023 a remarkable and pioneering event.

UDM does not mean hazardous. Ferrara has a proven record of multiple successful UDM events, and the city structure is perfectly suited for it. Even in the case of (extremely rare for the season) rain. We will be “on the street” for the poster session, the coffee break, and when moving from one room to the other; coincidentally, this increases the general safety in a pandemic era.

Just beautiful. The town is a great pedestrian renaissance city and part of the UNESCO world heritage: attendees will enjoy a spectacular view both during and between sessions.

Convenient. Ferrara has a range of budget sleeping options including hostels, private rooms and campsites, which will facilitate attendance of students.

In Italy! Ferrara is in the heart of Italy, close to the seaside and to iconic art and university cities such as Florence, Bologna, Venice, Padua and Rome.

Organising Committee

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Giorgio Bertorelle (Chair, University of Ferrara)
  • Silvia Ghirotto (University of Ferrara)
  • Omar Rota-Stabelli (University of Trento)
  • Andrea Luchetti (University of Bologna)
  • Luca Pagani (University of Padova)
  • Emiliano Trucchi (Marche Polytechnic University)

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