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Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) Council and Business Meetings, 2009, Iowa City, IA

Genome Biology and Evolution
Oxford University Press
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DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evp037
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evp037 80..81 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) Council and Business Meetings, 2009, Iowa City, IA Council Meeting 1. Call to order. � President Michael Lynch called the meeting to order at 9:50 AM on 3 June 2009. In attendance were President Michael Lynch, President- Elect Jody Hey, Past-President Paul Sharp, Secretary Jianzhi Zhang, Treasurer John Archibald, and Councillors Laura Landweber and Dan Graur. SMBE2010 confer- ence organizer Manolo Gouy, Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE) Editor Marcy Uyenoyama, Genome Biology and Evolution (GBE) Editor William Martin, Oxford University Press (OUP) representatives Cathy Kennedy and Cindy Gross, and MBE Editorial Assistant Liz Raffaele attended part of the meeting. The meeting began with Introductions. 2. Approval of minutes.—The Council unanimously approved the minutes of the 2008 Council and Business meetings, published in the February 2009 issue of MBE and also available at online. 3. MBE Editor’s report.—The MBE Editor gave a report on the health of the journal (see detailed MBE Editor’s report). 4. GBE Editor’s report.—The GBE Editor gave a brief report on the successful launch of the journal. 5. Treasurer’s report.—Treasurer John Archibald sum- marized the financial state of the Society. Records indicate that the Society is in excellent financial health. (See detailed Treasurer’s report.) 6. Secretary’s report.—Secretary Jianzhi Zhang re- viewed the Council actions over the preceding year. These notes, along with the meeting minutes, are summarized here: Bylaws amendment: In September 2009, SMBE Council pro- posed to the membership a series of bylaw changes made necessary in part by the launching of a second SMBE journal, Genome Biology and Evolution. In November 2009, the amendments proposed by the Council were approved by the membership by a vast majority (252) of those voted (262). The new Bylaws are posted on the SMBE Web site. Election of SMBE officers: Past-President P

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