Nominations for President-elect and 2 Councilors - due by Friday, March 9, 2024 –

Due by Friday, March 9, 2024

Dear SMBE Members,

I am writing to solicit nominations for SMBE President-Elect and 2 Councilors whose terms will begin on January 1, 2025. Each of these positions is for a duration of three years.

Council members play important roles in guiding the development of the society, soliciting and implementing programs that support our members, while enriching opportunities for young scientists from around the world. They also have a role in overseeing our two excellent journals (MBE and GBE) as well as our annual meeting, regional meetings, and satellite meetings.

Nominations will be reviewed by the nominations committee who will then put forward a slate of two candidates for each position for vote by the SMBE membership. Past and current council members are listed HERE.

Nominations (self-nominations are welcome) should consist of a brief statement in support of your suggestion (why this nomination, what the nominee can bring to SMBE, work subject, other biographical information). For Presidential nominees please include previous involvement with SMBE.

We ask the nominators to confirm explicitly that the person they are nominating has already confirmed their willingness to run for office.

Please send your nominations to Laurent Duret <> and Emmanuelle Lerat <> by March 9, 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely yours,

Emmanuelle Lerat
Secretary of SMBE, on behalf of the Nominations Committee*

*The Nominations Committee is composed as follows:

  • Laurent Duret (Chair) Lab. Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Univ of Lyon, France
  • Soojin Yi University of California, Santa Barbara, USA    
  • Mehmet Somel Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Tur

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SMBE 2023 - Remote access registration is still open!

Dear SMBE Members,

While on-site attendance registration has reached capacity, we would like you to know that a remote access registration option is still available for SMBE 2023 (fee is $75.00USD). 

If you have not yet registered for SMBE 2023, please see the congress website for additional information and there you will also find details on the remote access registration and the link to the registration portal. 

If you are interested in attending, please register for remote access by July 18, 2023 so we can ensure you are provided remote access details in time.

Best Regards,
SMBE Business Office
2023 LOC
SMBE Council

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