On behalf of SIM, the SBFC program chairs and organizing committee, thank you for attending the 32nd Symposium. We look forwarding to seeing you at the 33rd SBFC in Seattle, Washington May 2-5, 2011.
This year, we have discontinued the practice of publishing an annual volume of manuscripts from the meeting and have opted instead to encourage publication in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB). This change is expected to result in a considerably faster publication cycle and greater visibility for the published papers.
(Anyone who made a scientific presentation at the 32nd SBFC meeting and who would like to have their manuscript considered for publication in the JIMB is invited to submit through the JIMB website: www.editorialmanager.com/jimb
(Please follow the instructions for submission posted at this site and include in your submission cover letter a statement that the work was presented as a part of the 32nd SBFC meeting. This will enable accepted papers to be identified as part of the proceedings when they are published online and in subsequent monthly issues of JIMB. Papers will be released as they are ready, throughout the year.
Due to the change in publication outlets, the deadline for submitting manuscripts associated with the 32nd SBFC proceedings has been extended to June 1, 2010.
Attendance at the Symposium remained strong this year, with over 850 registered. Of that number, more than 65 registrants were unable to attend due to flight restrictions resulting from the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.
The three countries with highest attendance outside the US were Brazil, Canada and Korea, in that order. Overall, a total of 27 countries were represented.
The breakdown of registrants by area of employment/activity indicates an approximately even distribution among industry, academia and student registrants with over 200 each, as well as about 140 government-affiliated registrants.