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/

The 2017 SIMB Board of Directors Election will begin on March 1, 2017 and will end on March 31, 2017, 3 p.m. EST.

Ballots must be cast no later than 12:00 midnight on March 31, 2017 for ballots to be included in the count. Members must be current in order to participate. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to access the voting module.

This year members will be voting on the following positions: President-Elect, Treasurer and Director. Candidate bios are available in the October/November/December 2016 issue of SIMB News. A PDF of the bios is also linked below. Only current SIMB members are eligible to vote in the election (student members are not eligible to vote). Results will be published on the SIMB website and in SIMB News.

If you have any questions, please contact membership.

Candidate Bios