Posted 4/5/18 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

SIMB Member Deb Graves, Dow Chemical, Collegeville, PA participated in the annual Montgomery County Science Research Competition on March 8. Winners received Amazon gift cards and certificates from SIMB.

Winning schools:
$100 Gift Card – Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA
$50 Gift Card – Cedarbrook Middle School

Certificates went to Wundcroft School, Pottstown, PA, Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA and St. Teresa of Calcutta School, Schwenksville, PA

Posted 2/14/18 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

SIMB is now accepting nominations for annual awards to be presented at the annual meeting banquet in Chicago on August 14. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:
Charles Thom Award
Charles Porter Award
Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award
SIMB Young Investigator Award
SIMB Fellowship

Posted 12/15/17 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates, Uncategorized.

The 2018 SIMB Board of Directors Election will begin on March 1, 2018 and will end on March 31, 2018, noon EST.

Ballots must be cast no later than noon EST on March 31, 2018 for ballots to be included in the count. Members must be current in order to participate. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to access the voting module. Instructions are also posted on the member area of the SIMB website. To access the voting site, click here.

Results will be published on the SIMB website and in the April-June issue of SIMB News.

Members will be voting for the following open positions:

Director (one position)

Candidate Biographies

Candidate biographies and photos have been published in the October-December issue of SIMB News and can also be downloaded here.


For questions about voting or about your membership status, contact Jennifer Johnson, Director of Member Services.

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Posted 7/13/17 by . Filed under Featured News.

SIMB is pleased to announced the 2017 awardees. Awards will be presented during the annual banquet Tuesday evening, August 1 in Denver.

Meet this year’s awardees:

Full bios

Charles Thom Awardee: Kristala J. Prather
Charles Porter Awardee: Paul Cino
SIMB Fellowships: Brian Davison and Nasib Qureshi
Waksman Outstanding Teaching Awardee: Raj Boopathy
Young Investigator: Fuzhong Zhang
Diversity Awardees: Amanda Williams-Rhaesa and Allison Werner

Learn more about the SIMB awards

Posted 7/6/17 by . Filed under Featured News, News and Updates.

Cell-Free Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis Listening Day
July 30, 2017 8:00AM to 3:30PM MDT
The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

On July 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will sponsor the Cell-Free Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis Listening Day in Denver, Colorado. This event aims to investigate how cell-free biocatalysis and synthetic biology may serve to advance the emerging bioeconomy. BETO is seeking input from experts representing industry, academia, and national laboratories on the state of technology and its applicability to enhance the carbon efficiency of producing next-generation biofuels, bioproducts, and biomaterials at an industrial scale.

Visit the listening day web page for more information including the agenda, speaker profiles, and registration.