Welcome from the Program Chair

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology to be held August 11 to 15, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego in San Diego, California. This year’s theme is “The Evolution of Microbial Biotechnology throughout the Ages”.
Sessions discussing classic and well known microbial technology such as Beer and Wine Fermentation, Biopharmaceutical Production, Natural Products development, and Bioremediation will be featured, as well as modern cross-functional techniques and applications like Computational Design, Functional Metagenomics, Microbial Consortia Synergies, Biofuels and Biochemicals. Furthermore, novel tools and approaches will be presented, which cover advances in High throughput Microbioreactor techniques, Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology for both well-known and non-conventional microorganisms, complete with examples of their application in various fields, such as Biocatalysis, Natural products, and Biochemicals development.

As in previous years, this meeting will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking with a diverse group of world-leading experts and fellow scientists from industries, academics and government organizations. Likewise, it also represents an excellent venue for student participations, with many student centric oral and poster presentation opportunities.

The 2013 Annual Meeting will have something for everyone, from experts to novices within industries, academics and research organizations from around the world, and I look forward to enjoying a fruitful scientific gathering with you.

Join us for this wonderful event in sunny Southern California.

Helia Radianingtyas
Program Chair