SMBEv2021 Logo Competition

Dear SMBE Members,
We need your help in designing a logo for SMBEv2021! This year's meeting will be from 4-8 July (3-7 July in the United States) and will be entirely virtual. The meeting will take place in three different time zones, organized by three different groups of local organizers.
Entries should be submitted in a vector-based format (*.ai, *.eps, *.pdf) to smbe.contact@gmail.com by 15 April for full consideration. The email subject line should read "SMBEv2021 logo competition." The winning entry will receive a $500 award. 
Best Regards,
SMBE

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  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
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SMBEv2021 - Call for Symposium Proposals

SMBEv2021
A Virtual Meeting to Beat All Virtual Meetings
4-8 July (3-7 July in the United States)

We're delighted to announce that the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2021 Annual Meeting.  SMBE 2021 is taking place virtually 4-8 July (3-7 July in the Unites States). The deadline for symposia applications is 2 April 2021 (23:59 GMT).

Please visit HERE to access information and the submission portal.

Proposals will be reviewed by the committee with around 20-30 topics selected for inclusion within the scientific programme.

Format for SMBE 2021:  SMBE 2021 will run across three geographical hubs. We hope in this way to make the conference as accessible as possible across our global community. All presentations will be pre-recorded and discussion rooms will be available for all participants to interact live online with speakers. There will also be designated poster space and live interactive poster sessions.

Proposals should span the range of interests of SMBE members, including exciting new scientific developments, and should represent the geographic and gender diversity of our membership. 

Symposium Proposal Guidelines

Please review the following guidelines before submitting a Symposium Proposal:

  • Individuals can only be listed as an organiser for one symposium proposal, although organisers can be listed as an invited speaker on another proposal.
  • Each symposium will include one invited speaker plus a number of contributed speakers.
  • All invited speakers included within a symposium should have verbally agreed to be involved before the proposal is submitted.
  • An individual can only give one talk at the SMBE meeting, so in the event that a speaker is invited to two successful symposium applications the organisers should consider a back up.
  • Friday, March 12, 2021
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Nominations for President-elect and 2 Councillors

Dear SMBE Members,

I am writing to solicit nominations for SMBE President-Elect and 2 Councillors whose terms will begin on January 1, 2022. All of these positions are for a duration of three years.

As the society grows and thrives, council members play very important roles in guiding its development and in soliciting and implementing programs that support our members, while enriching opportunities for young scientists from around the world, and overseeing our two excellent journals (MBE and GBE) as well as our annual meeting and satellite meetings.

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

Please send nominations with a brief statement in support of your suggestion (self nominations are accepted) Juliette de Meaux <jdemeaux@uni-koeln.deand Nadia Singh <secretary.smbe@gmail.com>. 

*Nota bene: 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 by Friday, April 09, 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely yours,
Nadia Singh
Secretary of SMBE, on behalf of the Nomination Committee*

*The Nomination Committee is composed as follows:

Juliette de Meaux (Chair), University of Cologne
Laurent Duret, Université Lyon, France
Ya-Long Guo, Beijing University, China
Kelley Harris University of Washington, USA
Martin Lysak, Masaryk University, Brno, Czek Republic
Amanda Larracuente, University of Rochester, USA
Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University, Sweden
Nadia Singh (ex officio), University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

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  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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