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Posted 3/4/20 by . Filed under Uncategorized.

[spacer size=”40″] EDITED 3/16/20: The 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals has been cancelled.

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Due to growing health concerns around COVID-19 coronavirus SIMB has cancelled the 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals. Please read the FAQ section on the SBFC website for more information.

The 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals will take place as scheduled on April 26-29, 2020 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. We understand that attendees from countries with travel restrictions will be unable to participate in person. The situation remains fluid and SIMB will provide updates as they become available.

In support of our attendees and staff, SIMB is following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as state and local health authorities. See statement from the City of New Orleans.

SIMB will work with the Astor Crowne Plaza to ensure:
• Increased availability of hand sanitizer throughout the hotel
• Individual hand sanitizer provided with registration materials
• Modified food service practices to optimize food safety/handling
• Assistance with access to medical support if needed

Resources for recommended practices:–china.html

Posted 2/18/20 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

The SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors will commence March 2, 2020. The election will end at noon ET on March 31, 2020. Members must join/renew by March 30, 2019 by noon ET to be eligible to vote. Current members for 2020 will receive login instructions by email for accessing the voting module.

Results will be published on the SIMB website and in SIMB News.

**Student members are not eligible to vote.

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Posted 1/7/20 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) announce the newest edition of the Department’s InnovationXLab series: Biomanufacturing!

InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit
January 28-29, 2020
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Energy (DOE) invests billions of dollars per year in its National Laboratory system, a global leader in scientific research. OTT designed the InnovationXLab series in collaboration with the Labs to expand the commercial impact of the substantial investment in the National Lab innovation portfolio.

The InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit is an exclusive event aimed at showcasing how U.S. industry can leverage the world-leading bioscience assets and capabilities of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories. Its goal is to bridge the gap between research and commercialization and pave the way for a stronger bioeconomy – and the jobs and industries of tomorrow.

Previous InnovationXLab Summits have focused on swift-moving technology areas including energy storage, grid optimization, advanced manufacturing, and AI.

Visit the InnovationXLab: Biomanufacturing website to learn more.

Posted 8/15/19 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

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Industrial Microbiology Meets Microbiome

November 8-10, 2020
San Diego, California

Yoram Barak, BASF
George Garrity, Michigan State Univ
Debbie Yaver, Novozymes

Keynote speaker:
Rodolphe Barrangou, North Carolina State University

Topic areas:

Microbiomes in agriculture- crops
Microbiomes in animal health- probiotics
Microbiomes in household care
Microbiomes in personal care
Microbiome in nutrition and health
Analysis tools and methods for microbiome studies- analysis, EcoFab , gene editing communities

Tabletop displays available.

More information coming soon.

Posted 6/28/19 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology will be hosting an open reception for SIMB members and scientists with similar interests on Monday July 15th, 5:30 – 8:00pm at CODA Brewing Company located at 15965 South Golden Road St. C2, Golden, CO 80401. This will be an opportunity to network with fellow scientists in a casual setting, hopefully leading to new collaborations and career opportunities.

This will also be an opportunity to will learn more about the benefits of membership in the Society, upcoming meetings, and opportunities to contribute to future meetings. Your hosts will be current SIMB Board of Director member Michael Resch (NREL) and SIMB President Elect Steve Decker (NREL).

This is a free event sponsored by SIMB and is open to Members and Non-Members.

So please, join us and raise a glass to celebrate yeast fermentation!