In conjunction with the 2016 SIMB Annual Meeting in New Orleans, SIMB is pleased to announce the availability of Early Career Development Travel Awards made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to promote attendance by young scientists at the SIMB annual meeting. Deadline for application April 30, 2016. See details on the application form.

Application Form PDF

This year, a new educational initiative is being implemented at the SIMB Annual meeting. A group of local high school science teachers will be attending the meeting to learn about ongoing research in the fields of industrial microbiology and biotechnology and the professional opportunities available in these fields.

High school science teachers at any schools in the Orleans Parish School District and the Jefferson Parish School District are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted to teacheroutreach@simbhq.org by April 15th, 2016. Selected teachers will be notified by June 1st, 2016.

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The 2016 SIMB Board of Directors Election will begin on February, 15, 2016 and will end on March 31, 2016, 3 p.m. EST. This year members will be voting on the following positions: President-Elect and Director (2 positions). An email notice will be sent to members announcing the opening of the election and voting instructions. Voting instructions will also be available on the members only section of the SIMB website. Candidate bios are available in the October/November/December 2015 issue of SIMB News. 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.

PDF of candidate bios from SIMB News

We invite you to take a look at selected books and journal articles the Laureates have published with Springer. All journal articles have been made freely available until December 12th.

In addition, the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is publishing a special issue, “Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era,” dedicated to Professor Ōmura in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the discovery of microbial natural products over a research career spanning 50 years.

As a part of our celebration, we invite you to read all already published articles for free until December 12th. Enjoy!

Read Free Articles.

Please note dates for the 2016 SIMB Annual Meeting:
Meeting Dates: Sunday, July 24 – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Call for Abstracts: Opens November, 2015
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans LA
Exhibit Dates Sunday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 27
Exhibit Prospectus available November 2015.

Please note this is a correction to the previously published annual meeting dates.