April 2006 data online

The data sets for the April 2006 issue of Systematic Biology are now online.

Paper wins Mitchell Prize

UCLA have announced that Dr. Marc Suchard and his former graduate student, Dr. Benjamin Redelings, have won the 2006 Mitchell Prize for their June 2005 article in Systematic Biology, entitled "Joint Bayesian Estimation of Alignment and Phylogeny" (doi:10.1080/10635150590947041).

Call for Proposals √Ę‚?¨" NESCent Working Groups and Catalysis Groups

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is now accepting proposals for Working Groups and Catalysis Groups. The deadline is June 15, 2006. For more information, please see our website.

February 2006 data online

The supplementary material and data sets for the February issue are finally online. The cover -- based on a photo by Managing Editor Debbie Ciszek -- is timed to coincide with the Darwin Exhibition currently at the American Museum of Natural History.

53rd Annual Systematics Symposium at the Missouri Botanical Garden

"The Impact of Peter Raven on Evolutionary and Biodiversity Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries "

Dates: 13-14 October 2006
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Web Page: www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/symposium/register2006.shtml.

Diversity at SSE/SSB 2006

Call for applications for undergraduates of diverse backgrounds to attend the 2006 meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution/Society of Systematic Biologists


Call for volunteer mentors for this program from graduate students, postdocs and faculty.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Undergraduate Diversity at SSE/SSB program, funded by a the Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) program at NSF, will take place again at the 2006 meeting this June in Stony Brook, New York and we are now accepting applications. The program will send 15 undergraduates from the US and Puerto Rico to attend the SSE/SSB meetings to, present posters and interact with graduate student, postdoc and faculty mentors. The application deadline is April 1, 2006.

Molecular Systematist - CSIRO Entomology Australia

CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, houses the Australian National Insect Collection and is seeking a molecular systematist to explore broad questions of the evolution of Australia√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs invertebrate biodiversity. You will develop a suite of research projects which apply advanced molecular tools integrated with morphological data to link molecular systematics to other key areas of activity in invasive species, ecosystem function and diagnostics. This appointment represents a long-term commitment where we expect you to develop a dynamic research group.

Salary AUS$79K to AUS$93K, closing date 9 April 2006.

For more details see the CSIRO recruitment site.

Second Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature

The Second Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature will be held in New Haven, Connecticut, at Yale University, from June 28 to July 2, 2006. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss topics that pertain directly or indirectly to phylogenetic nomenclature in general and the PhyloCode in particular. In addition to providing a forum to contribute oral and poster presentations, this meeting will also include three symposia with a number of invited guest speakers.

Contact Information
Nico Cellinese (Logistics and general information) and Walter Joyce (Program), Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 170 Whitney Avenue, PO Box 208118, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, U.S.A. Email: nico.cellinese@yale.edu or walter.joyce@yale.edu

December 2005 data online

After a delay (partly due to battling with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet embedded in a Microsoft Word document — gack) the appendices and data for the December 2005 issue are now online.

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Annual Meeting

SMBE 2006 Conference (May 24 - May 28, 2006)
"Genomes, Evolution & Bioinformatics"
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

The conference will open on the evening of Wednesday, May 24 with a Welcome Social and Registration from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.√?¬† The opening symposia and contributed sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on May 25.√?¬† The closing symposia and contributed sessions will take place from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 28.

A schedule of events is here.

To register visit the web site (Early registration from Feb 1 - April 1, 2006).

Abstract submission is online.