James Earle joins the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) as the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Fairfax, VA (April 22, 2022) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Marketing and Communications Coordinator, James Earle, on April 1.

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Fairfax, VA (April 22, 2022) – The 2022 SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors concluded on March 31, and the votes have been tallied. Thank you to each and every member who participated in this year’s election—as a candidate or as a voter. Your engagement is vital to ensuring SIMB leadership continually reflects the needs and priorities of the community.

With that in mind, let’s meet our future leaders!

Please welcome and congratulate the newest members of the SIMB Board of Directors: Michael Resch, President-Elect; Adam Guss, Director; and Brian Pfleger, Director!

Michael, Adam, and Brian will start their terms at this year’s Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, August 7-10. But you don’t have to wait until then to get to know them! Read more about each of them below.

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The SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors will commence March 1, 2022. The election will close at noon EDT on March 31, 2022 and members must join/renew by noon EDT, March 30, 2022 to be eligible to vote. Current members for 2022 will receive login instructions 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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Announcing the new Executive Director of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB)

Fairfax, Virginia (January 19, 2022) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Haley Cox.
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The 44rd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) will be held in person in New Orleans (USA) on May 1st-4th 2022! This year we are including 12 exciting sessions that cover leading-edge biotechnology topics towards the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials. Some of these new topics illustrate the evolution of the SBFC and include carbon sequestration, plastics deconstruction, and lignocellulose and organic waste conversion for the production of sustainable aviation fuels and performance-advantaged materials, bioaccumulation of inorganic materials, and improvement of bioenergy crops. In addition, this year we have also included 2 special topics to highlight the advances on the biotechnological production of food alternative proteins as well as the use of artificial intelligence and bio-foundries to accelerate the pace of synthetic biology. The SBFC will also cover hybrid approaches that combine biology, chemical separations, and catalysis, all towards moving forward our bioeconomy and bioenergy.