Exciting news for SMBE2024 attendees! New deadline for late-breaking poster submissions is April 9, 2024

Dear SMBE Members,

Exciting news for SMBE2024 attendees!

We're opening a new deadline for late-breaking poster submissions until April 9th.

Don't miss the chance to showcase your latest research.

Submit now through the following website, https://smbe2024registration.org/abstracts, and be part of SMBE 2024! 

Best Regards,


Questions about SMBE2024? Please contact: attendancesmbe2024@gmail.com

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  • Thursday, April 04, 2024
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Faculty Award Nominations and Judges committee 2024

Due by April 15, 2024

Dear SMBE Members:

SMBE is now calling for nominations for recipients of the faculty awards for Early-Career Excellence, Mid-Career Excellence, Lifetime Contribution, and Community Service. Please consider nominating those of your colleagues you believe deserve to be rewarded for their extraordinary achievements and dedication to the field. Updated descriptions of the awards follow; please read them carefully. 

Nominations require a nomination letter, which should clearly indicate the award under consideration and also serve as a recommendation letter; a separate one-page summary of the nominee’s qualifications for the award; a CV of the nominee; and an additional letter of recommendation. Self-nomination is not allowed. The nominator need not be an SMBE member, but the nominee must be a member of SMBE to be considered for the award.

SMBE Early-Career Excellence Award

This award is intended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the early stages of an independent research career (3-7 years post-Ph.D.). The primary signal of research excellence is a trajectory of innovative, creative research that is moving the field of Molecular Biology and Evolution forward.  The ideal candidate will be one whose career embodies the values of the society, for example in mentoring, outreach, and teaching. The prize includes recognition at the annual SMBE banquet, a cash prize of $1000 and a travel award ($1500 for intracontinental travel/$2000 for intercontinental travel) to attend the annual meeting.  This award will be made annually. 

SMBE Mid-Career Excellence Award

This award is intended for outstanding membe

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  • Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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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 http://smbe2024.org/ 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 attendancesmbe2024@gmail.com.

SMBE 2024 Awards can only be applied to when submitting an abstract at http://smbe2024.org/.

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 smbe.ks@kwglobal.com. **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 attendancesmbe2024@gmail.com 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 ex

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  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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