Meeting announcement

NEMEB 96 nemeb.96 at UNH.EDU
Mon Sep 9 10:22:26 EST 1996

NEMEB - 96
A regional meeting of
New England Molecular Evolutionary Biologists

October 19, 1996
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

This is the first and hopefully only general mailing for this meeting.  
There will be no paper mailings!  Information about the meeting, 
including scheduling of talks, housing options, and poster abstracts will 
be provided via a WWW server (  Registration, 
submission of titles and abstracts, and correspondence should be sent 
electronically by October 1 to:

 nemeb.96 at  


Proposed schedule:

 8:30 -  9:00	Coffee and bagels, mount posters
 9:00 - 10:30	Invited talks
10:30 - 10:45	Break
10:45 - 12:00	Contributed talks
12:00 -  1:00	Lunch
 1:00 -  2:00	Contributed talks
 2:00 -  3:30	Poster session and refreshments
 3:30 -  5:00	Invited talks


Registration, and Submission of Abstracts:

No formal registration is required.  We do, however, need a head count to 
order refreshments.  It would be helpful if one person (lab heads?) sent 
us a count of those planning to attend from their labs.

Contributed papers can be presented orally or by poster.  In either case, 
please send us a title and abstract, using the format below, by 
electronic mail.  We will post all abstracts, and compile a schedule of 
talks, on our WWW pages (  Check the server to 
find out when your talk is scheduled.

Sample Abstract:
Postdoc, M.A.,  M.S. Student and O.L.D. Professor.  Department of 
Esoteric Biology, University of the Imagination, Oberon, Outer Planets, 

The number of publications required to land an academic job is a topic of 
great interest and importance to evolutionary biologists.  Anecdotal 
evidence suggests that it is possible to obtain employment with only a 
few (high-profile) publications in lesser journals (e.g. Science, 
Nature).  Examples are also known in which individuals with dozens of 
publications have been unable to find gainful employment.  We randomly 
sampled 20 (all we could find) recently hired extraterrestrials and found 
1) the minimum number of publications was six; 2) the minimum number of 
first author publications was one; 3) the average number of publications 
in refereed journals was 10.  We found no correlation of the number of 
publications and the average starting salary, but the power of the test 
was low.  Our results argue for the strategy of publishing early and 
often in an academic career.


Thomas D. Kocher
Department of Zoology
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

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