Congratulations to the winners for the 2018 Board of Directors election. The incoming officers are:
President-elect – Jan Westpheling, University of Georgia
Secretary – Betty Elder, Georgia Southwest University
Director – Tiffany Rau, BioProcess Technology Consultants
SIMB Member Deb Graves, Dow Chemical, Collegeville, PA participated in the annual Montgomery County Science Research Competition on March 8. Winners received Amazon gift cards and certificates from SIMB.
$100 Gift Card – Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA
$50 Gift Card – Cedarbrook Middle School
Certificates went to Wundcroft School, Pottstown, PA, Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA and St. Teresa of Calcutta School, Schwenksville, PA
SIMB is now accepting nominations for annual awards to be presented at the annual meeting banquet in Chicago on August 14. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.
SIMB is pleased to announced the 2017 awardees. Awards will be presented during the annual banquet Tuesday evening, August 1 in Denver.
Meet this year’s awardees:
Charles Thom Awardee: Kristala J. Prather
Charles Porter Awardee: Paul Cino
SIMB Fellowships: Brian Davison and Nasib Qureshi
Waksman Outstanding Teaching Awardee: Raj Boopathy
Young Investigator: Fuzhong Zhang
Diversity Awardees: Amanda Williams-Rhaesa and Allison Werner
Learn more about the SIMB awards
Cell-Free Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis Listening Day
July 30, 2017 8:00AM to 3:30PM MDT
The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
On July 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will sponsor the Cell-Free Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis Listening Day in Denver, Colorado. This event aims to investigate how cell-free biocatalysis and synthetic biology may serve to advance the emerging bioeconomy. BETO is seeking input from experts representing industry, academia, and national laboratories on the state of technology and its applicability to enhance the carbon efficiency of producing next-generation biofuels, bioproducts, and biomaterials at an industrial scale.
Visit the listening day web page for more information including the agenda, speaker profiles, and registration.