Archive for September, 2015

Posted 9/30/15 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

Congratulations to the award winners for the 2015 Carol D. Litchfield Student Awards!

Best Student Oral Presentation:

S77 “Identification of novel methylbenzene-containing polyketides produced by an actinomycete with rifampicin-induced rpoB gene mutation”
W.L. Thong, The University of Tokyo

Best Student Poster presentations

Biocatalysis
P9 “Creation of non-natural sugar enzymes by a conserved sequence-based recombination”
S.M. Shin, Kyungpook National University

Environmental
P4 “A preliminary glimpse into the genome of Sedimenticola selenatireducens strain AK4OH1”
T. Louie, Rutgers University

Fermentation/Cell Culture
P46 “Glucose auto-feeding for glucaric acid production by a recombinant E. coli strain”Transcription activator-like effectors as tools for controlling bacterial gene expression”
D. Stenger, Drew University

Metabolic Engineering
P101 “Transcription activator-like effectors as tools for controlling bacterial gene expression”
M.C. Politz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Natural Products
P98 “Genome-wide response of Saccharaomyces cerevisiae to the neurotoxic fungal volatile organic compound 1-octen-3-ol”
S. Morath, Rutgers University

Posted 9/29/15 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

Robert Schwartz, Abbott Labs (ret.) and editor-in-chief of the SIMB Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (2010-2015) has been selected as the 2015 David Perlman Awardee.

The award will be presented in conjunction with the SIMB Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT) conferences. This year’s RAFT conference will be held November 8-11 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.