Archive for December, 2011

Posted 12/19/11 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

On behalf of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology’s board of directors and front office, I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous new year. 2012 looks to be a very exciting year for SIMB and our field in general.

SIMB has three very exciting meetings set for 2012:

34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (April 30-May 3, Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA)
SIMB Annual Meeting (August 12-16, Washington Hilton, Washington DC)
Recent Advances in Microbial Control (October 28-31, Hilton Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA)

Save the dates and visit our website throughout the year to get information on the programs, registration, hotel reservations, abstract submission, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor prospectus.

SIMB continues to be about the presentation, publication, and promotion of industrial microbiology and biotechnology. Be a part of SIMB by joining as an individual member or corporate member.

Happy Holidays!
Neal Connors, PhD
SIMB President

Posted 12/15/11 by . Filed under SIMB 2012 Annual Meeting.

August 12-16, 2012 | Hilton Washington, DC
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Welcome from the Chair, Steve Van Dien

Washington MonumentAs Program Chair, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology to be held Aug. 12-16, 2012, in Washington, DC. The program committee and I are hard at work developing an exciting program for next year’s meeting. We will have a number of sessions intended to be cross-functional, bringing people together from different disciplines that use a similar technology or approach to address problems in their respective area of research.

Recent advances in hot fields such as synthetic biology, next-gen sequencing, and computational modeling will also be featured. These technology-based sessions will complement a range of sessions exploring new frontiers in the core areas of biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, fermentation, natural products, and environmental microbiology.