RAFT X (Marco Island, FL; November 3-6, 2013) will be an opportunity to look back at 20 years of fermentation and bioprocess development, while looking forward to how our industry and research focus needs to change. More information on the meeting coming soon.

RAFT I was held in 1995, a decade after the first recombinant products from a nascent biotechnology industry entered the market. Large traditional pharmaceutical companies still had thriving natural products groups and were producing secondary metabolites in large bioreactors. Oil was again cheap after the oil embargo of the 70s and the idea of global warming had yet to take hold. The enthusiasm for ethanol and other renewable biochemical industries were still a future dream.
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The 35th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals will be held April 29 – May 2, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The 2013 Symposium will provide an exceptional forum for industrial, academic and government experts from around the world to learn about and discuss the latest progress and breakthroughs in bio-based fuels and chemicals research, development and deployment. The technical program will enable effective exchange of new scientific information among attendees.

Charles D. Scott & Raphael Katzen Awards | Register | Hotel Info | Exhibit

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11/10/12 2013 SIMB Annual Meeting


Submit Your Abstract for the 2013 SIMB Annual Meeting

Join us at next year’s Annual Meeting, August 11-15, 2013, at Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Abstracts for contributed talks, posters and the student oral session are now being accepted. Submit yours online at: http://sim.confex.com/sim/2013/cfp.cgi

Look for more info and meeting web site coming soon.

The Recent Advances in Microbial Control conference (RAMC) was held Sunday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 31 in Alexandria, VA. The conference was a success, despite the pending storm. Fortunately, a majority of the attendees, from the United States and Europe, were able to attend. Several speakers whose flights were cancelled presented remotely so that all of the advertised papers were presented in the areas of energy, water, food safety, nosocomials as well as protection and emerging technologies.

Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland, presented the keynote talk on Sunday morning, speaking on “Infectious Disease and Human Health in a Climate Changing World.”

Many thanks to chairs, sponsors, presenters and attendees. RAMC is held every two years. Tentative dates for 2014 are November 3-6.

Join Us October 28-31 – Alexandria, VA

SIMB’s 2nd Annual Recent Advances in Microbial Control (RAMC) will be October 28 – 31 in Alexandria, Virginia. Online registration open until Friday, October 19. On-site rates higher. Register online and save. The meeting schedule and most abstracts are now available. View meeting schedule, abstracts. Visit RAMC Meeting Web site.

About RAMC: First organized in 2010, RAMC is held biannually in fall of even years. The meeting is a forum for established industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and regulators to discuss new technologies and recent developments in controlling microbial activity in various applications, as well as to raise awareness about emerging scenarios that pertain to their safe and prudent solutions. Meeting Web site. Read the rest of this entry »