COVID19 and SMBE2020

Dear SMBE Members:

At this time, we are still planning to hold our annual meeting this summer in beautiful Québec City. Accordingly, we recommend that you register for the meeting and book your hotel room. Registration and hotel room deposits will be refunded in the event the meeting were cancelled by SMBE. However, if you have not already booked your flights or ground transportation, you may consider purchasing trip insurance or fares that allow for refunds, if available. Note that many airlines are introducing incentives to book tickets; this is a dynamic situation and offers vary by carrier, so investigate carefully.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Canada!

Yours,
Marta L. Wayne
President, SMBE

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  • Friday, March 06, 2020
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Late-breaking Abstract submission deadline for posters extended to 30 March

The abstract submission deadline for posters only has been extended to 30th March 2020 23:59 GMT. Please be aware that this deadline will not be extended and that applications for SMBE awards 2020 can now no longer be considered. Abstracts should be no longer than 2500 characters (~250 words), with a title no longer than 300 characters. Full details on abstract topics, guidance and the submission portal can be found here.

 

A range of sponsorship opportunities have been developed for the meeting, if interested please contact SMBE2020@mci-group.com.

 

For any queries over abstracts or registration, please contact SMBE2020@mci-group.com.

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Call for Best Graduate Student Paper of 2019 Nominations

SMBE is calling for nominations for Best Graduate Student Papers of 2019. 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.

All articles published in the calendar year 2019 are eligible for nomination. This corresponds to papers published in the printed volume 36 in MBE and volume 11 in GBE. Please see below for additional information on eligibility.

Winners will be given a certificate, a prize of $2,000 and a travel award to either the 2020 or 2021 SMBE meeting.

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 2019 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 March 11, 2020.

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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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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