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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SMBE Accepting proposals to host 2024 international meeting

Dear SMBE Members:

Want to meet like-minded colleagues from all over the world?

Wish you could have an international conference in your field closer to home?

SMBE is looking for a local host for its 2024 international meeting. Informal expressions of interest should be from a prospective local organizing committee of scientists headed by an SMBE member and should reach SMBE President-Elect James McInerney by 30 March 2021. Full proposals will need to be submitted using the SMBE template by 15 June 2021. Please email your proposal to smbe.contact@gmail.com.

For details of meeting organization, please see the SMBE Conference Guidelines (and specifically Appendix 2 which outlines the format of proposals).

The primary role of the local organizing committee will be to plan the scientific programme. All other aspects of the organization will be done in association with SMBE representatives and a professional conference organizer appointed by SMBE in consultation with the local organizers.

SMBE rotates its meetings geographically to encourage international participation. For 2024, we are particularly requesting proposals from the Americas. The next three years' meetings will be virtual (2021), in Auckland, NZ (2022), and in Ferrera, Italy (2023).

Please note that SMBE is not interested in proposals from professional conference organizers.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

James McInerney
President-Elect, SMBE
smbe.contact@gmail.com

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  • Monday, February 22, 2021
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Announcement of SMBE Values Statement and Code of Conduct

Dear SMBE Members,

I am delighted to be writing to you on behalf of the SMBE Council to report back that the membership voted strongly in favor of our Values Statement and Code of Conduct. We have now incorporated these in our documentation (see http://www.smbe.org/smbe/ABOUT/ValueStatement.aspx and http://www.smbe.org/smbe/ABOUT/CodeofConduct.aspx).

We pledged earlier to work even harder to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in SMBE, see https://www.smbe.org/smbe/HOME/TabId/37/ArtMID/1395/ArticleID/93/SMBE-Announcement-What-can-we-do-to-fight-intolerance-racism-and-discrimination-now-and-in-the-future.aspx. The new Values Statement and a Code of Conduct are an important part of this initiative.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful remainder of 2020 and that the next year will be a better one.

On behalf of the Council,

Marta L. Wayne
SMBE President

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  • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
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