You are cordially invited to register for the SMBE Satellite Meeting on Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution. This four-day event is being organized by the Biology Integration Institute for Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution at Arizona State University and is in collaboration with the NSF BII for Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution's Annual Symposium.
The event is scheduled to take place from November 8-11, 2023, in Tempe, AZ and is the second in a series of annual events focused on the emerging interdisciplinary field of evolutionary cell biology (ECB). This field combines evolutionary biology and cell biology with other related disciplines, including biochemistry, biophysics, population genetics, molecular biology, and mathematics. The motivation behind this meeting is the simple point that the cell, organelles, and their contents define the natural settings within which genes, genomes, proteins, and other molecular features evolve. It follows that a stronger focus on the molecular features inside of cells and the constraints under which they function will lead to an improved understanding of evolutionary processes. Remarkably, despite well-established fields of molecular evolution, genome evolution, and evolutionary developmental biology, we still have no recognizable field of ECB. Our efforts with this symposium seek to change that.
This symposium aims to bring together leading researchers and experts from diverse scientific fields to discuss current advances and future directions in ECB, and to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. This year, our meeting will incorporate several broad themes within ECB.
For more information and to register, please see HERE.