12/15/17 2018 Board of Directors Election
The 2018 SIMB Board of Directors Election will begin on March 1, 2018 and will end on March 31, 2018, noon EST.
Ballots must be cast no later than noon EST on March 31, 2018 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. Instructions are also posted on the member area of the SIMB website. To access the voting site, click here.
Results will be published on the SIMB website and in the April-June issue of SIMB News.
Members will be voting for the following open positions:
Director (one position)
Candidate biographies and photos have been published in the October-December issue of SIMB News and can also be downloaded here.
For questions about voting or about your membership status, contact Jennifer Johnson, Director of Member Services.
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.
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)
2/21/17 Nominations for 2017 SIMB Awards
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/.