SMBE2024 - Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 15, 2024.

Dear SMBE Members,

The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution is now accepting abstracts for the 2024 annual meeting. SMBE 2024 will take place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on July 7-11, 2024. Abstracts can be submitted to request participation as an oral or poster presentation on 37 different symposia. The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 15, 2024.

Visit the 2024 meeting website to register and submit an abstract for SMBE 2024. This year SMBE is offering registration rate discounts for low or middle income countries (LMIC). Register to SMBE 2024 before May 9 to have an Early Bird rate. Please direct any questions regarding abstract submission to

SMBE 2024 Awards can only be applied to when submitting an abstract at

The list of awards include:

Young Investigator Travel Award. Attending a major conference is important for young researchers because it allows them to present their work to an expert audience and gives them the opportunity to make useful contacts. However, SMBE recognizes that travel funds may not be easily available at this career stage. Postdoctoral researchers and graduate students may apply for travel awards to attend the annual SMBE meeting.

The SMBE Graduate Student Excellence Award.- This prize is given to the best presentation at the Graduate Student Excellence symposium which features talks from eight graduate students. Eligibility: Current graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who received their primary doctoral-level degree no earlier than one year prior to the start of the annual meeting of the society (minus any career disruption or delay). A candidate for the award must become a member of the Society at least a month before the first day of the annual meeting. You must also email your Curriculum Vitae to **The deadline for applications for this award is March 15th.**

The Undergraduate Mentorship Award provides support, advice and networking opportunities for undergraduate students (including Masters students under a 3+2 system) as they navigate their first international conference. Applicants for this award must be presenting their own work as a poster or talk at the conference. Applicants must email a short explanation (250 words) of why they want to attend this meeting, including a mention of whether you fall into a group traditionally underrepresented at SMBE (e.g. enrolling in university later in life, or being the first in your family to attend university). A short letter of support (250 words) should also be sent from your academic supervisor to confirming that you are undergraduate (or a Masters student under 3+2), and that the research to be presented is your own. **The deadline for applications for this award is March 15th.**

Caregiver award is open for SMBE members with expenses for the care of children or dependent adults (including adult children with a disability or elderly relatives) during their attendance at the annual SMBE meeting. The amount requested can be upto $2000 USD. Please review the information required to apply through the abstract registration URL.  **The deadline for applications for this award is March 15th.**

The Local Organising Committee

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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