Archive for April, 2020
First, let me take a moment – as we all struggle in these uncertain times – to wish everyone good health. I hope you and your loved ones are well and taking precautions to stay that way. One of the few upsides of this crisis is the remarkable ways in which people have come together to help each other deal, not only with illness, but in adapting to dramatic differences in our daily routines. Over the last few months, I have witnessed countless examples of altruism, compassion, resilience, and determination on the part of members of my own community and our larger scientific community, revealing the best in us.
SIMB is saddened to report that Arnold Demain passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Arny was an SIMB Past President as well as a champion of the Society for many years. At the 2016 SIMB annual meeting in New Orleans a special session was convened to celebrate Arny’s long career. https://www.drew.edu/news/2016/08/16/peers-celebrate-drew-science-fellow-and-mentor
See tribute from Drew University where Arny served as research fellow of the Research institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) program.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 election who will take office at the SIMB annual meeting in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Thank you to all our candidates.
Noel Fong, Nucelis
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State
Rob Donofrio, Neogen