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Call for Symposia for SMBE 2014

Dear Colleague,

The Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2014 Annual Meeting, taking place in San Juan Puerto Rico, June 8th - 12th 2014.

To submit your proposal please follow the instructions below and fill out the word document template (http://smbe.org/annual/2014/). Return your completed submission to smbe2014@mci-group.com byFriday October 25th 2013. The subject line should read: Symposium Submission.

Successful applications will be confirmed by November 1st 2013 and a call for abstracts will follow.

Should you require any further information please contact the meeting secretariat at smbe2014@mci-group.com

We hope to see you all in Puerto Rico!

Kind regards,

  • Taras K Oleksyk
  • President of the Local Organizing Committee, University of Puerto Rico at
  • Mayaguez


  • Joanne Stout
  • SMBE 2014 Meeting Secretariat on behalf of SMBE 2014 Local Organizing
  • Committee
  • Website: www.smbe.org/annual/2014
  • Email: smbe2014@mci-group.com

*CALL FOR SYMPOSIA - one page maximum* 2014 Meeting Theme: *Molecular Evolution: From Genome Technology to the History of Life*

*Names and full contact information for all organizers* (Two or more organizers)

Organizer 1:

Organizer 2:

*Symposium Title*:

*Symposium Summary:* (15 lines maximum):

Please indicate why this particular symposium is timely and necessary and also how it is likely to be of interest to a broad range of researchers in the fields of genome biology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology.

*Symposium Overview:*

  • - Each symposium will consist of a maximum of 2 invited speakers and 10 contributed speakers.
  • - The contributed speakers will be drawn from the abstracts submitted by registered delegates.
  • - The local organizing committee (LOC) may suggest one, additional invited speaker per symposium (Based on symposium title), at no cost to the symposium.
  • - The symposium organizers will be responsible for selecting at least one invited speaker for their symposium
  • - The symposium organizers will select the contributed speakers from submitted abstracts.
  • - The final decision on the selection of symposia, invited and contributed talks will be made jointly by the LOC and International Advisory Board.

*Invited Speaker:*

We ask you to suggest one or two "invited speakers" of high quality capable of delivering an interesting talk of wide interest. Please indicate whether they have been approached and/or whether they have confirmed their participation and the likely topic for their talk.

(e.g. *Prof A.N. Other - confirmed or approached and likely to speak but not yet confirmed)*

*Important Dates:*

Call for Symposia will *close on Friday October 25th 2013.* No extensions will be granted.

Successful Symposium *applications will be confirmed on November 1st 2013*.

The Online *Abstract Submission will open on November 4th 2013.*

The LOC and International Advisory Board will make their decision based on the standard of proposals received. Symposium submissions from local scientists in the Caribbean and Latin America are encouraged.

*Please email Symposium Submissions to: *SMBE2014@mci-group.com

*Subject Line:* SMBE 2014* *Symposium Submission

*Please Note:*

Each successful symposium will be funded with $1,500 USD to help with the costs of inviting speakers to the meeting. If you have any queries about this please email the meeting secretariat on smbe2014@mci-group.com.

Sponsored symposia are encouraged, however, please contact our Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager Margaret Andreucetti (margaret.andreucetti@mci-group.com) before beginning sponsorship discussions and to enquire about the industry prospectus. Taras K Oleksyk UPR-M Biology Department, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00680

Taras K Oleksyk <taras.oleksyk@upr.edu>

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
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The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution is an international organization whose goals are to provide facilities for association and communication among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolution, as well as its practitioners and teachers. In order to accomplish these goals, the Society publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Molecular Biology and Evolution and Genome Biology and Evolution. The Society sponsors an annual meeting, as well as smaller satellite meetings or workshop on important, focused, and timely topics. It also confers honors and awards to students and researchers.


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