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:

Full bios

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
www.simbhq.org/about-simb/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.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who participated in this year’s election.


President-Elect: Steve Van Dien, Genomatica (left)
Treasurer: Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University (center)
Director: Michael Resch, NREL (right)

Nominations are being accepted for the following 2017 SIMB awards: Charles Thom Award, Charles Porter Award, SIMB Fellowship, SIMB Young Investigator, Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award. The winners will be honored during the SIMB annual meeting July 30-August 3 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO. Deadline for submission of nominees is March 31, 2017.

For more information about these awards and to download the nominations forms please visit: http://www.simbhq.org/about-simb/simb-awards/.

Nigel Mouncey, SIMB Publications chair and candidate for SIMB president-elect in the upcoming election was named Director at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI). Read the full news release at http://jgi.doe.gov/industrial-biotechnology-leader-assume-helm-doe-joint-genome-institute/