Fairfax, VA (March 20, 2023) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is excited to announce a new conference coming to San Diego, CA, on November 3–6, 2024: Connecting Microbiome Communities (CMiC)—the microbes and those who study them! Integrating insights across ecosystems and sectors, CMiC will be a place for those working on microbiomes in industry, academia, or government labs to explore common challenges, create shared solutions, and establish new collaborations.

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SIMB Election Info

The SIMB Election for positions on the Board of Directors will commence March 1, 2023. The election will close at noon EDT on March 31, 2023, and members must join/renew by noon EDT, March 30 2023, to be eligible to vote.Current members for 2023 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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Fairfax, VA (February 7, 2023) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is always seeking new ways to bring its members together to connect and collaborate. Our meetings are premier opportunities for learning and networking with peers, but SIMB is also exploring new opportunities for members to get the most out of this community. Today, we’re excited to tell you about two of these new programs!

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Fairfax, VA (December 12, 2022) – After cancelling the RAFT meeting in 2021 due to a COVID surge and relocating the rescheduled 2022 meeting due to the devastation caused by hurricane Ian, it was a pleasure to (finally!) hold the RAFT®14 meeting in-person last month in Orlando from November 6th to 9th. Despite all of the challenges—and another impending hurricane—the conference was very well-attended with more than 300 people from industry, government, and academia from 21 different countries. It was one of the largest RAFT meetings in recent memory!

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Fairfax, VA (November 18, 2022) – Things are starting to look more normal after the pandemic thanks to vaccines, masks, and COVID treatments that are now widely available. In that spirit, the 2022 SIMB Annual Meeting was held in-person in San Francisco, California, from August 7–10, 2022. Between the return of many SIMB members and growth from new attendees discovering the value of SIMB, the Annual Meeting was a great success and was well attended with over 500 attendees.

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NPDD Awards
NPDD Diversity Award
Deadline: TBD 2024