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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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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.

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  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Proposal for Hashtags for SMBE 2013

Hi folks,

As you probably know, Twitter uses Hashtags to group tweets together and if you look for a particular hashtag you can see all/many tweets that have used this hashtag.

Facebook has now introduced these as well.  Therefore, we are suggesting some hashtags that you can use on twitter and facebook so that we can add to the discussion and instantaneous analysis.  Also, if somebody cannot get to the meeting or if somebody cannot make a particular talk, then these hashtags can be useful in gathering the information together for the meeting.

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  • Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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Call for Proposals to host SMBE2015

Dear SMBE Members:

SMBE is accepting proposals to host its International Meeting in 2015. The meeting is usually held in June or July and attracts ~1500 scientists from throughout the world. The Society will accept proposals from any location, but the successful location will need to have a lecture venue of sufficient size to host plenary lectures for all attendees and will also need to be near housing, preferably with a wide variety of options.

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  • Monday, April 29, 2013
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Call for Proposals for Satellite Meetings 2013

Call for 2013 SMBE Satellite Meetings (this message to also be distributed via email to the membership)


The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) exists to “…provide facilities for association and conference among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolutionary biology and its practitioners, including the publication of two journals, Molecular Biology and Evolution, and Genome Biology and Evolution” (Society By-Laws, amended November 7, 2008). In addition to supporting its annual meeting, SMBE Council will provide funds in aid of one or more workshops or small meetings per calendar year, that number depending on total cost.  SMBE's first satellite meeting sponsored under this competition was “Phylomedicine” held March 2012 at Arizona State University (  In spring 2013, SMBE supported three satellite symposia: “Eukaryotic Metagenomics”...

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  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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SMBE Satellite Meeting, "Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II"

Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II was held as an SMBE Satellite Meeting February 7-9, 2013 on the campus of University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO. An amusing video describing the meeting was produced by James McInerney:

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  • Thursday, April 04, 2013
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Registration is now open for EVOLUZIONE2103 (, the biennial congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE). The congress will be held at the end of August (28-31) in the historical town of Trento, in the heart of the Italian Alps, a region renowned for its excellent wine, castles, and the beautiful dolomite mountains.

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  • Monday, April 01, 2013
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