For SIMB Members

Award nominations are CLOSED

Charles Porter Award

This award recognizes meritorious service to the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) as exemplified by Charles Porter, co-founder of the SIMB.

Awardee: Tim Davies

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Charles Thom Award

SIMB developed this Award, named for Charles Thom, a pioneer in industrial microbiology and mycology, to honor researchers for their exceptional merit in industrial microbiology and biotechnology, and their independent of thought and originality that added appreciably to scientific knowledge.

Awardee: Yi Tang

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SIMB Fellowship

Fellowship status is a special grade of membership in SIMB, acknowledging a career long sustained record of significant research and/or service contributions to the profession of industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology.

Awardees: Scott Baker, Leonard Katz, and Tom Kelleher

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Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award

Noble Laureate Dr. Selman Waksman was an outstanding teacher of microbiology at Rutgers University, who maintained very cordial and effective relations with industry throughout his career as an academic scientist. This award is made in recognition of the important role that educators play in sustaining the fields of industrial microbiology and biotechnology.

Awardee: Spiros N. Agathos

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Young Investigator Award

This award aims to encourage young investigators to continue their research and to recognize and support their efforts at the beginning of their career.

Awardee: Davinia Salvachúa

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For Students

Carol D. Litchfield Best Student Oral Presentation Award

The oral presentations will be selected based on the submitted abstracts by the convener(s) of the oral presentation session and judged by special members of the Awards and Honors committee at the annual meeting.

Carol D. Litchfield Best Student Poster Presentation Awards

Five Best Poster Presentation Awards will be given, one in each of the Society’s core areas (Biocatalysis, Environmental Microbiology, Fermentation and Cell Culture, Metabolic Engineering, and Natural Products). Posters will be judged onsite by special members of the Awards and Honors Committee at the annual meeting.

Diversity Travel Award

The SIMB Diversity Travel Award has been established to promote diversity and to increase the participation of underrepresented minority groups in the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) amongst the graduate students making presentations at the SIMB Annual Meeting.

Awardees: Andrew Flores and Floricel Gonzalez

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For Companies

SIMB’s Industry Award for Discovery, Innovation, and Development in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

The SIMB Corporate Award recognizes: “Discovery, Innovation, and Development in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology” and, within that framework, recognizes talent, creativity and innovation, and corporate leadership, over time, that have resulted in successful products that impact our world providing benefit to society.

Deadline has passed.

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