Welcome to the official website for MBE 05. This international meeting will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Aotea Centre, June 19-23, 2005. It will highlight the latest research at the interface of molecular biology and evolution, especially highlighting the work of Allan Wilson. It is the joint annual meeting of the International Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution and the Genetics Society of AustralAsia.
MBE 05 is also holding a free public lecture series on the 19th of June - more information is available here.
The MBE Conference schedule, which will be identical to the Programme Booklet that you will receive upon arrival, will be available on this site, Wednesday, June 15th. Please be aware that the Conference abstracts are available on this site only.
Advice to Registrants: The conference booklet will contain only titles and speaker details for both oral and poster presentations. If you require abstract details, please print these from the programmes page before leaving home. Day Passes can be purchased at the Conference, from the Registration Desk, at a rate of $150 per day. If you want more information about this, please contact Karen Sinclair.
Important Information for Speakers
Oral presentations are limited to 30 minutes for invited speakers, and 15 minutes for other speakers. We suggest that invited speakers talk for 25 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions. All other presentations should be 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions (15 minutes, total). Please consult the program ahead of time to confirm the time and location of your talk. Only PCs with data projectors will be available for presentations in each room, with CD drives and USB flash drive ports.
Speakers in morning sessions will need to load their talk the day before, since the meeting starts at 8.30am with no prior time to do this. Speakers at the midday and afternoon sessions must check in 30 minutes before the start of your session in order to load your presentation and meet the session chair. The Internet room will be available from 8.30am-5.30pm throughout the conference, for presenters to check software compatibility. Please be sure to do this the day before your presentation. Apple (Macintosh) users should verify that their files are compatible with PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat for Windows. Both PCs and Macs will be available in the Internet room, but only PCs will be available in each room.