Posted 4/20/12 by . Filed under Featured News.

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) has partnered with North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) to offer discounted professional short courses to SIMB members. The biotech industry continues to grow and staying at the cutting edge of industry developments is a competitive advantage for professionals and companies alike. Download the BTEC brochure for a description of the 2012 short courses being offered. Visit web site for course offerings.

SIMB members from industry receive a 20% discount on course registration; SIMB members from academia receive a 50% discount on registration. To receive your discount as a SIMB member, you must register for BTEC short courses through the SIMB website member login.

Posted 4/17/12 by . Filed under Featured News.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 SIMB election for board of directors. The new board members will begin their terms of office with the annual business meeting to be held Wednesday, August 15, during the SIMB Annual Meeting at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

President-Elect:
Leonard Katz, Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, University of California

Secretary:
Robert Donofrio, NSF International

Director:
Jonathan Mielenz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Many thanks to all of the nominees for their support of SIMB.

Posted 3/31/12 by . Filed under News and Updates.

Read these tips on how to write an effective abstract by Susan Bagley, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

What CONCISELY lets everyone know about your great research results? An Abstract! These are prepared for oral or poster presentations at meetings or for publications and can be very widely distributed through the Internet. Here are some tips on how to prepare an informative and useful abstract so that your research efforts can really be appreciated.

Posted 2/2/12 by . Filed under Uncategorized.

Meet the Candidates for the 2012 SIMB election. The election will close March 31, 2012. See what each candidate has to say about their SIMB experience and their outlook for the future. Full bios for each candidate are published in November/December SIMB News as well as on the voting site. To access the voting site please login to the SIMB members area. If you have not renewed your 2012 SIMB membership for 2012, renew now to remain eligible to vote. Reminder: Student members are not eligible to vote.

Posted 1/31/12 by . Filed under 34th SBFC.

April 30-May 3, 2012 – Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

 

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34th SBFC The SBFC program chairs have put together an impressive technical program that includes 19 sessions with one Special Topic evening session on international bioenergy center progress, as well as 2 large poster sessions. Technical topics span new biomass sources and sustainability, biomass recalcitrance and pretreatment, enzyme and microbial advances, new types of biofuels and infrastructure issues, bioprocessing, and biorefineries, and the bioenergy research center update. See session topics.

We look forward to you joining us in New Orleans! The Symposium coincides with the New Orleans Jazz Fest, an annual city-wide music festival. Make your reservations early at the Sheraton New Orleans. Visit meeting site for more info >>

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