The 2016 SIMB Board of Directors Election will begin on February, 15, 2016 and will end on March 31, 2016, 3 p.m. EST. This year members will be voting on the following positions: President-Elect and Director (2 positions). An email notice will be sent to members announcing the opening of the election and voting instructions. Voting instructions will also be available on the members only section of the SIMB website. Candidate bios are available in the October/November/December 2015 issue of SIMB News. Only current SIMB members are eligible to vote in the election (student members are not eligible to vote). Results will be published on the SIMB website and in SIMB News. If you have any questions, please contact membership.
We invite you to take a look at selected books and journal articles the Laureates have published with Springer. All journal articles have been made freely available until December 12th.
In addition, the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is publishing a special issue, “Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era,” dedicated to Professor Ōmura in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the discovery of microbial natural products over a research career spanning 50 years.
As a part of our celebration, we invite you to read all already published articles for free until December 12th. Enjoy!
Please note dates for the 2016 SIMB Annual Meeting:
Meeting Dates: Sunday, July 24 – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Call for Abstracts: Opens November, 2015
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans LA
Exhibit Dates Sunday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 27
Exhibit Prospectus available November 2015.
Please note this is a correction to the previously published annual meeting dates.
SIMB welcomes Ramon Gonzalez, Rice University, as new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB). Ramon has served as a senior editor for JIMB and is currently serving a term as Director on the SIMB Board.
More information including deadlines, past winners and forms for the C.D. Scott, Rafael Katzen, and Bioeconomy Leadership awards may be found at
www.simbhq.org/sbfc/general-information/awards/. Nominations submitted will be reviewed by the SBFC Awards Committee and winners will be announced on the website. Awards will be presented at the annual banquet, Thursday evening, April 28.
Deadline for Nominations: February 29, 2016.