SMBE 2020 | 28 June - 2 JULY 2020
Québec City, Canada
9 September 2019
Call for Symposia
10 October 2019
Deadline for Symposia Proposals
18 November 2019
Call for Abstracts
20 January 2020
Deadline for Abstracts
1 April 2020
Early Bird Deadline
28 June - 2 July 2020
We would like to welcome you to Québec City for the 2020 annual Conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, which will be from June 28th to July 2nd 2020. The meeting will be held in one of the most beautiful cities in North America. It will be hosted at the Québec Convention center, which is within walking distance of the Old City, most tourist attractions, hotels, and some of the best restaurants in Canada. The convention center offers state of the art facilities that will allow an inclusive and accessible meeting.
The conference will open with the first plenary lecture on Sunday June 28th and will be followed by a welcome reception. The three other plenary talks, including the Nei lecture, will take place on Monday and Tuesday morning, and Thursday afternoon before the closing award ceremony. These lectures will cover the most exciting topics of interest to the membership of SMBE, including evolutionary systems biology, quantitative models of molecular evolution informed by experiments, the epigenetics of gene regulation and the origin and maintenance of genetic variation in populations . The meeting will also feature parallel symposia, which will be selected from proposals to be received in the Fall of 2019. Two poster sessions will take place Monday and Tuesday nights. The Tuesday morning session will be dedicated to the Fitch symposium, one of the most distinctive sessions of the SMBE conferences, which features work from the latest generation of SMBE trainees. The seated conference banquet will be hosted at Le Manège militaire Voltigeurs de Québec, one of Canada’s national historic sites, which is located on the spectacular Plains of Abraham, one of the most important sites of Canadian history.
We are excited to commit to making this meeting inclusive for all participants, with travel grants, career grants, a code of conduct, and a commitment to accessibility at all events.
We are looking forward to hearing about your most recent and exciting work in molecular biology and evolution,
The local organizing committee,
|Christian Landry, Université Laval||Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval||Gertraud Burger, Université de Montréal|
|Nadia Aubin-Horth, Université Laval||Franz Lang, Université de Montréal||France Dufresne, Université du Québec à Rimouski|
Reasons to Attend
- Most recent and exciting findings in Molecular Biology and Evolution and in Genome Biology
- Awards are available to financially support attending the meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for postdoctoral members of the Society
- Work-life balance support through affordable daycare on site and career awards to support travel and care of dependents.
- Visit one of the most beautiful cities in North America bustling with culture, history and beauty
- Québec City is unique and strategically located in Eastern North America. It is connected to the world by the Jean Lesage International Airport.