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SMBE 2020 Call for Abstracts and Travel Award Applications

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2020 annual conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE 2020) at http://smbe2020.org/abstracts/abstract-submission/ .

SMBE 2020 is taking place in Québec City, Canada, from 28 June – 2 July 2020.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 20 January 2020, 23:59 (GMT). 

Several awards are available and can be applied for during abstract submission. They require SMBE membership at the time of application (3 years costs $10 for students and $30 for others).

Membership can be applied for at https://www.smbe.org/smbe/MEMBERSHIP.aspx

Carer awards can also be applied for at registration or by email.

Awards include:

1) The Walter M. Fitch Award for current graduate and recent postdoctoral researchers; Extended abstracts are not required, just the conference abstract and a CV. Unsuccessful Fitch Award applicants will automatically be considered for Young Investigator and Registration-only awards.

2) The Young Investigator Award substantially funds the cost of attending, is for any graduate student or postdoc, requires a conference abstract and a CV, and will automatically also be considered for Registration – only awards.

3) The Undergraduate Travel & Mentoring Award (including Masters students under a 3+2 system) requires title, abstract, a short explanation (250 words) of why you want to attend this meeting, including a mention of whether you fall into a group traditionally underrepresented at SMBE such as enrolling in university later in life or being the first in your family to attend university. A short letter of support (250 words) should also be sent from your academic supervisor to Sarah Schaack and Mary O’Connell (SMBE.contact@gmail.com) confirming that you are undergraduate or a Masters student under 3+2, and that the research to be presented is your own.

4) Carer Travel Awards can be applied for during registration, or by email to smbe2020@mci-group.com if an earlier response is needed. Up to $2000 may be awarded for members with children or dependent adults (including adult children with a disability or elderly relatives) to spend as to facilitate member’s attendance at the annual SMBE meeting. Examples of eligible expenses include (but are not limited to) providing airfare for your child or for your caregiver to accompany you, flying a relative out to help with care at your home while you’re at the meeting, or extra help paying for on-site daycare.

If interested in sponsorship of the meeting, please contact SMBE2020@mci-group.com.

For any queries over abstracts or registration, please contact SMBE2020@mci-group.com.

We look forward to welcoming you in Québec City. 

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  • Friday, November 22, 2019
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Call for Proposals to Host SMBE 2023 - Deadline 30 November 2019

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 2023 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 Marta Wayne by 30 November 2019. Full proposals will need to be submitted using the SMBE template by 30 April 2020. 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.

SMBE rotates its meetings geographically to encourage international participation. For 2023, we are particularly requesting proposals from North America. The next three years' meetings will be in Quebec, Canada (2020), Auckland, NZ (2021) and Ferrera, Italy (2022).

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

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Marta Wayne
President-Elect, SMBE
Smbe.contact@gmail.com

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  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Vote for changes to by-laws

On Friday, Oct 11, if you are a member you should have gotten an email to vote on amendments to the SMBE by-laws. Please read the amendments, follow the link, and vote! Voting is open through October 26, AoE.

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Save the Date - SMBE 2020 - June 28 - July 2, 2020

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the SMBE 2020 Meeting that will take place in beautiful Québec City, Canada. The meeting will be held at the Convention Centre.

Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the only walled city in North America whose fortifications are still intact. It offers legendary hospitality, joie de vivre, an abundance of historical, tourist, and cultural attractions, and of course Old Québec, the jewel in the city’s crown. Must see attractions like the Plains of Abraham, Old Québec, and the Petit Champlain district, as well as numerous restaurants, hotels, and museums are all within walking distance from the Convention Centre. Québec City stands out for the variety of restaurants, the quality of its local products, and the creative talent of its chefs. The region has all the advantages and amenities of a big city, set against a spectacular natural backdrop. Bienvenue à Québec!

Québec City region is also recognized for its expertise in the life science sector, being home to world-renowned research centers, several industry leaders and a multitude of innovative companies.

More information may be found on this downloadable PDF or by visiting SMBE2020.org.

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  • Friday, September 27, 2019
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Newly elected SMBE officers and councilors

Congratulations to President-elect Dr. Harmit Singh Malik, Secretary-elect Dr. Nadia D. Singh and newly elected councilors Dr. Sarah Schaack and Dr. Stephen I. Wright!

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  • Friday, September 13, 2019
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SMBE 2020 - Call for Symposia - Deadline October 10, 2019

We're delighted to announce that the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution will be accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2020 Annual Meeting from 9 September 2019. SMBE 2020 is taking place in Québec City, Canada, from 28th June to 2nd July 2020.

Please visit the SMBE 2020 website - smbe2020.org/call-for-symposia – to access information and the submission portal.

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  • Monday, September 09, 2019
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