Important reminders and society updates

Dear SMBE Members,
We hope this finds you all doing well!
In preparation for SMBE Everywhere and our upcoming society initiatives, we’d like to share some important info and reminders with you:
  • SMBE IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) 2022 Proposal Call - Extended Deadline 23 May 2022. More info here.

  • SMBE Everywhere – Registration and Abstract Submission Systems are open. More info here.

  • SMBE 2022 Caregiver Awards are available for SMBE Everywhere. More info here.

  • SMBE Election – The online ballot link will be sent to all members on 23 May 2022. 

  • Best Graduate Student Paper Awards – The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 June 2022. More info here.
Additionally, please join SMBE President James McInerney for an update on SMBE and the exciting times ahead! Please click the screen capture below or find the direct link &a

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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Call for Best Graduate Student Paper of 2021 Nominations

Dear SMBE Members,

SMBE is calling for nominations for Best Graduate Student Papers of 2021. These awards provide recognition for outstanding papers in both our SMBE journals,  Molecular Biology & Evolution (MBE) and Genome Biology & Evolution (GBE). There will be one Best Graduate Student Paper award for each journal. Like last year, each journal may also name up to 3 ‘honorable mentions’ for outstanding runners-up.

All articles published in the calendar year 2021 are eligible for nomination. This corresponds to papers published in the printed volume 38 in MBE and volume 13 in GBE. Please see below for additional information on eligibility.

Winners will receive a prize each of US$ 500, runners up a prize each of US$ 100.

Best Regards, 
James McInerney
President, SMBE

Eligibility & Nomination

1. All articles published in the two SMBE journals, Molecular Biology & Evolution and Genome Biology & Evolution (one prize for each journal), in the calendar year 2021 are automatically eligible if the final publication date of the nominated paper is not more than two years later than the date of the nominee's Ph.D.

2. The nominated graduate student must be the first author or joint first-author of the nominated paper.

3. An article and its first author can be nominated by anyone; self-nominations are acceptable.

4. A signed letter from the Ph.D. advisor, MSc advisor, or equivalent, confirming that the paper was part of the nominee’s thesis or graduate work is required.

5. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2022.

How to Enter

Please send the name of the nominee, a scan of the signed advisor letter, and the name of the paper for which the award is to be considered as a SINGLE PDF to smbe@allenpress.com. Please use the email subject line "MBE/GBE Best Student Paper Nomination", deleting journal name as appropriate.

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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We are excited to announce SMBEeverywhere!

Dear SMBE Members,
We are excited to announce SMBE's Global Symposia series for 2022-23, SMBEeverywhere! We have a terrific slate of symposia topics and are thrilled to bring these events to our members free of charge. If you are not yet a member, please join SMBE so that you can attend. The first symposium is slated for July 11, 2022, so please mark your calendars for this event!
SMBEeverywhere will be a series of ten virtual, 1-day Global Symposia which will occur in time zones across the globe starting in July 2022 and running through April 2023. Each GS will consist of plenary talks, contributed talks, a poster session, and time for discussion. Talks will be delivered via livestream, and recorded when possible. All recorded talks and posters will be available in the Gathertown space until June 2023, allowing for real-time interactions both during and between each GS throughout the year.
Please visit the SMBEeverywhere website for a glimpse of the GS themes and dates for this year. Registration will be opening May 10, 2022 and will be available throughout the year. You can register for as many events as you would like to attend! Abstract submissions are now open, and deadlines for each GS are listed, as well as the invited speakers and organizers. A special thank you to all of our organizers, we appreciate the hard work you have already put into making SMBEeverywhere happen!
Sincerely,
Sarah Schaack and Stephen Wright
SMBEeverywhere Co-Organizers

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  • Tuesday, May 03, 2022
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