Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) is a scientific and academic organization created in 1982 to support academic research in the field of molecular evolution. The society hosts an annual meeting, typically in June or July. It also supports satellite meetings throughout the year. The Society's first president was evolutionary biologist Walter M. Fitch.[1]

PublishingEdit

In 1983, the society began publishing the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution with Oxford University Press.[2] With the rapid increase in genomic biology, the society began publishing a second journal, Genome Biology and Evolution, in 2009.[3]

AwardsEdit

Among the awards given by the society is the Fitch Prize,[4] for the best presentation given by a Ph.D. student or recent graduate at a special symposium during the annual meeting. This prize has been awarded since 1993.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walter Fitch dies - NCSE". Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Molecular Biology and Evolution | Oxford Academic". OUP Academic. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  3. ^ "Genome Biology and Evolution | Oxford Academic". OUP Academic. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  4. ^ "The Walter M. Fitch Award". Retrieved 19 June 2015.

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