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SMBE Seeks Proposal to Host 2025 Annual Conference

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 accepting proposals to host its International meeting in 2025. Informal expressions of interest should be from a prospective local organizing committee of scientists headed by an SMBE member and should be emailed to us ASAP. Full proposals will need to be submitted to the Society's Executive Administrator Lulu Stader at Smbe.contact@gmail.com  using the SMBE template by 30 October 2022.

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

In addition, please include details for a hybrid conference to be held at least partially online and a backup plan in case the meeting cannot be held in person.

Once a location is chosen, the local organizing committee will be responsible for the academic program and the overall conference budget. The Society and the local organizers will hire an international professional conference organizing firm who will work together with the local organizers to secure facilities, develop a website, and advertise the meeting.

SMBE rotates its meetings geographically to encourage international participation. The next two meetings will be in and Ferrera, Italy (2023) and Mexico (2024). For 2025, we are particularly requesting proposals from *outside* Europe and North America.
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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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SMBE GS3 Registration Reminder

Global Symposium 3 will occur on August 2. The event is free for registered members*, so please register ASAP!

*Meeting registration is free but you must be a member:

Register HERE.

Membership is $10/3yrs for students & $30/3yrs for others:

Purchase a membership HERE.

*Students from underrepresented regions may apply for free membership up until 7 working days prior to the next Global Symposium, please email smbe.contact@gmail.com with details of your status (undergrad? postgrad?), name of PI (please cc your PI), and full affiliation details including postal address.

Check out the online program HERE.  

SMBE Everywhere commenced with the first Global Symposia 1 & 2 on 10 and 11 July. This was just the start of a great year of events, and we hope that those of you who attended enjoyed it! For registered members*, the recordings of the talks from GS1 & GS2 will be available for viewing in the Metaverse space in the coming weeks.

Please visit https://smbeeverywhere.org/ and follow @SMBEmeetings, #SMBEeverywhere and @OfficialSMBE for more details.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2022
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - SMBE SATELLITE, INTERDISCIPLINARY AND REGIONAL MEETINGS

Dear SMBE Members,

Each year, SMBE provides funds in aid for SMBE SATELLITE, INTERDISCIPLINARY AND REGIONAL MEETINGS. These meetings are organized and held independent of the SMBE annual meeting.

SMBE is now calling for proposals for meetings and actions to be held between Jan 2023 and Dec 31st 2023. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to members of the molecular evolution research community to run workshops/meetings on an important, focused, and timely topic of their choice. The number of awards will depend on the quality of proposals and total cost.

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 30th 2022.

List of upcoming and previous SATELLITE/INTERDISCIPLINARY/REGIONAL SMBE meetings:

Upcoming meetings:

http://www.smbe.org/smbe/MEETINGS/SatelliteInterdisciplinaryRegionalMeetings/Schedule.aspx

Please also consult our archive for further information on previous satellite, regional and interdisciplinary meetings:

http://www.smbe.org/smbe/MEETINGS/SatelliteInterdisciplinaryRegionalMeetings/Archive.aspx

Participants of Satellite/Interdisciplinary/Regional meetings are eligible for SMBE Caregiver Award:

https://www.smbe.org/smbe/AWARDS/AnnualMeetingTravelAwards/CaregiverAward.aspx

SMBE SATELLITE MEETINGS

These are workshops or small, topically focused meetings with fewer than 100 participants that are organized and held independent of the SMBE annual meeting. In the past five years, SMBE has supported multiple satellite meetings on diverse topics, a sample of our most recent Satellite meetings include:

  • “Fungal pathogens” 2022
  • “Molecular Biology and Evolution of Cancer” 2019
  • “Towards an integrated concept of adaptation: uniting molecular population genetics and quantitative genetics” 2019
  • “Molecular evolution and the cell” 2018
  • “Genome Evolution in Pathogen Transmission and Disease” 2018
  • “Modern Methods for the

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  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
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Important reminders and society updates

Dear SMBE Members,
We hope this finds you all doing well!
In preparation for SMBE Everywhere and our upcoming society initiatives, we’d like to share some important info and reminders with you:
  • SMBE IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) 2022 Proposal Call - Extended Deadline 23 May 2022. More info here.

  • SMBE Everywhere – Registration and Abstract Submission Systems are open. More info here.

  • SMBE 2022 Caregiver Awards are available for SMBE Everywhere. More info here.

  • SMBE Election – The online ballot link will be sent to all members on 23 May 2022. 

  • Best Graduate Student Paper Awards – The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 June 2022. More info here.
Additionally, please join SMBE President James McInerney for an update on SMBE and the exciting times ahead! Please click the screen capture below or find the direct link &a

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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Call for Best Graduate Student Paper of 2021 Nominations

Dear SMBE Members,

SMBE is calling for nominations for Best Graduate Student Papers of 2021. These awards provide recognition for outstanding papers in both our SMBE journals,  Molecular Biology & Evolution (MBE) and Genome Biology & Evolution (GBE). There will be one Best Graduate Student Paper award for each journal. Like last year, each journal may also name up to 3 ‘honorable mentions’ for outstanding runners-up.

All articles published in the calendar year 2021 are eligible for nomination. This corresponds to papers published in the printed volume 38 in MBE and volume 13 in GBE. Please see below for additional information on eligibility.

Winners will receive a prize each of US$ 500, runners up a prize each of US$ 100.

Best Regards, 
James McInerney
President, SMBE

Eligibility & Nomination

1. All articles published in the two SMBE journals, Molecular Biology & Evolution and Genome Biology & Evolution (one prize for each journal), in the calendar year 2021 are automatically eligible if the final publication date of the nominated paper is not more than two years later than the date of the nominee's Ph.D.

2. The nominated graduate student must be the first author or joint first-author of the nominated paper.

3. An article and its first author can be nominated by anyone; self-nominations are acceptable.

4. A signed letter from the Ph.D. advisor, MSc advisor, or equivalent, confirming that the paper was part of the nominee’s thesis or graduate work is required.

5. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2022.

How to Enter

Please send the name of the nominee, a scan of the signed advisor letter, and the name of the paper for which the award is to be considered as a SINGLE PDF to smbe@allenpress.com. Please use the email subject line "MBE/GBE Best Student Paper Nomination", deleting journal name as appropriate.

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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We are excited to announce SMBEeverywhere!

Dear SMBE Members,
We are excited to announce SMBE's Global Symposia series for 2022-23, SMBEeverywhere! We have a terrific slate of symposia topics and are thrilled to bring these events to our members free of charge. If you are not yet a member, please join SMBE so that you can attend. The first symposium is slated for July 11, 2022, so please mark your calendars for this event!
SMBEeverywhere will be a series of ten virtual, 1-day Global Symposia which will occur in time zones across the globe starting in July 2022 and running through April 2023. Each GS will consist of plenary talks, contributed talks, a poster session, and time for discussion. Talks will be delivered via livestream, and recorded when possible. All recorded talks and posters will be available in the Gathertown space until June 2023, allowing for real-time interactions both during and between each GS throughout the year.
Please visit the SMBEeverywhere website for a glimpse of the GS themes and dates for this year. Registration will be opening May 10, 2022 and will be available throughout the year. You can register for as many events as you would like to attend! Abstract submissions are now open, and deadlines for each GS are listed, as well as the invited speakers and organizers. A special thank you to all of our organizers, we appreciate the hard work you have already put into making SMBEeverywhere happen!
Sincerely,
Sarah Schaack and Stephen Wright
SMBEeverywhere Co-Organizers

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  • Tuesday, May 03, 2022
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