SMBE Satellite Meeting on Mechanisms of Protein Evolution II

This meeting might be of interest for people in the lab:

We are pleased to announce the SMBE Satellite Meeting on Mechanisms of
Protein Evolution II: Thermodynamics, Phylogenetics, and Structure
(MPEII 2013), to take place at the University of Colorado Denver’s
Anschutz Medical Campus, February 7-9, 2013.

The meeting aims to broadly cover the interface of protein evolutionary
mechanisms, models of amino acid substitution, genomics/systems biology
and phylogenetics. Topics also include adaptation, coevolution,
convergence, neutral processes including mutation, prediction of
folding, prediction of mutational effects, the influence of
protein-protein interactions on protein evolution, and the interaction
of next-gen sequencing and model development. This is a small meeting,
with plenty of opportunity for interaction. Talks by students as well as
more senior scientists are encouraged, and there will be a poster
session this year in addition to talks. This meeting is also partially
sponsored by BMC Evolutionary Biology and the UC Denver Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Program in Computational Bioscience,
and Consortium for Comparative Genomics.

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Belinda Chang, University of Toronto
Andy Clark, Cornell University
Richard Goldstein, National Institute of Medical Research (UK)
Nicolas Lartillot, University of Montreal
David Liberles University of Wyoming
Michael Lynch, Indiana University
James McInerney, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Mary O’Connell, Dublin City University
David Pollock, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jeff Thorne, North Carolina State University
Naomi Ward, University of Wyoming

More information and registration can be found at The early registration deadline is
December 15, 2012. A ski trip at Copper Mountain (CO) is being planned
for attendees in the day(s) that follow the meeting. We hope you can
join us in Denver for this event.

David Pollock, James McInerney, and David Liberles

David Liberles <>