Archive for July, 2020

Posted 7/21/20 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

SIMB has announced the winners of the SIMB Awards for 2020. Awardees will be recognized at the 2021 SIMB Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, August 8-11.

Charles Thom Award – Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin Announcement

Charles Porter Award – Debbie Yaver, Novozymes

Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award – Rajesh Sani, South Dakota School of Mines

SIMB Fellows (2) – Jonathan Mielenz, White Cliff Biosystems and Krishna Madduri, Corteva

SIMB Young Investigator Award – Kang Zhou, National University of Singapore

Read more about the SIMB Awards

Posted 7/8/20 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 2020.

Dr. Lonnie O’Neal Ingram, who pioneered genetic engineering of bacteria for production of fuels and chemicals from inedible plant materials, passed away on June 25, 2020 at the age of 72 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Ingram served as a Professor of microbiology at the University of Florida’s Microbiology and Cell Science Department (part of the Institute for Florida Agricultural Sciences) in Gainesville, Florida from 1972 through 2017, retiring as a Distinguished Professor. His scientific accomplishments were recognized by his induction into the National Academy of Sciences (2001), the American Society for Microbiology and the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.