2017 SICB Newswise Press Releases

Check out the Newswise press releases written by SICB members selected by the Public Affairs Committee, and the links to press pick-ups, that highlight presentations at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

2017 SICB Annual Meeting Highlights


French Quarter in New Orleans, site of the 2017 annual meeting.
  • New Orleans was the largest SICB meeting ever with 2341 registered attendees and 1971 abstracts submitted
  • Dorothy Skinner Award - presented to Dr. Martina Müller, Nagoya University
  • Carl Gans Award - presented to Dr. Brooke Flammang, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • George A. Bartholomew Award - presented to Dr. Michael Sheriff, Pennsylvania State University
  • Howard A. Bern lecture - presented by Dr. David Crews, University of Texas Austin
  • M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education - presented to Dr. Chris Gillen, Kenyon College.
  • John A. Moore Lecturer - Rosalind Reid, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, who also was presented with an Honorary SICB Membership.
  • The Broadening Participation Committee presented 21 travel awards
  • The Student Support Committee announced funding of 26 Grants in aid of Research (GIAR) and 8 Fellowships of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) awards, which were granted to students from all 11 SICB divisions.
  • Best Student Presentation Winners receive awards sponsored by Wiley/Blackwell. Congratulations to all winners!

  • Editor-in-Chief Search

    Search now open for the Founding Editor-in- Chief of a new, all-open- access SICB journal, Integrative & Comparative Biology Open. A complete description of the position and how to apply can be found here. Applications are to be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Peter Wainwright at editorsearch@sicb.org by March 1, 2017.

    AIBS Letter to Trump Transition Team On Making Scientific Research and Education a Priority (signed by SICB and 58 scientific organizations)


    SICB Newsletter Fall 2016


    Results of the 2016 SICB Member Survey


    Oxford University Press offers a 25% discount to SICB members