The Society’s simplified membership types and new rates will help it offer more value to members than ever before.

Fairfax, VA (October 19, 2022) – As 2022 comes to an end, we here at SIMB are reflecting on what we’ve learned this year and reviewing our goals for the year ahead.

A Year in Review

The SIMB Board of Directors meeting at SBFC 2022

In 2022, SIMB launched several new initiatives, including an Online Engagement Task Force, a Policy and Advocacy Working Group, and a Student/Postdoc/Early-Career Ad-Hoc Committee. By year’s end, we’ll have hosted three major meetings—and we’ve been gearing up for four more in 2023! SIMB also hired a new Executive Director and a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, who have joined our longtime staff to support and expand upon the benefits and services SIMB members know and love. Read the rest of this entry »

Fairfax, VA (October 11, 2022) – Due to the recent impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s gulf coast, SIMB is relocating the 14th conference on Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT®14) from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs to the Caribe Royale in Orlando to ensure the meeting proceeds on schedule, November 6–9, 2022.
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SIMB President Nigel Mouncey outlines his vision and priorities for the year ahead in a letter to members

Fairfax, VA (September 28, 2022) – Dear SIMB Membership,

I am thrilled to serve as your new President for the next year. SIMB has a remarkable legacy of bringing together world-leading scientists from academia, industry and government sectors to present, discuss and debate the latest science and applications. We have a strong sense of community that is the backbone of SIMB. Building on these strong foundations, I am honored to take the helm of the Society for the next year to further shape our future as a Society.
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The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology has announced the awardees and honorees who will be recognized at the 2022 SIMB Annual Meeting

Fairfax, VA (June 21, 2022) – The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is proud to announce the awardees and honorees who will be recognized at the 2022 SIMB Annual Meeting!

This year’s awardees have distinguished themselves as exceptional members of the SIMB community, having made outstanding contributions to the industry and Society and demonstrated great promise in their work and careers.

To meet each awardee and help us celebrate them, please join us at the 72nd SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition being held in person August 7–10, 2022, in San Francisco, CA! Winners will be recognized and presented with their awards throughout the meeting, with a majority during the banquet on Tuesday evening, August 9.

You can learn more about the meeting and register to attend at

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44th Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals

Written by Davinia Salvachúa

Photo of session attendees at the 44th SBFC conference

After the cancellation of the 2020 SBFC and the virtual 2021 SBFC, it was a pleasure to hold the 2022 SBFC in-person in New Orleans, from May 1st to May 4th. Despite the current challenges with the pandemic, the symposium had a great attendance, 207 people from government, industry, and academia and from 14 different countries.
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