Online Program

View the preliminary program schedule online. Program schedule is subject to change.

Science Slam

The Science Slam will be a a short presentation competition in which scientific topics, research results, latest technologies, etc. are presented via visual and other means. Each presenter will have 3 minutes total to enter the stage and fascinate, captivate, stun, or otherwise impress the audience. The audience will judge the presentations and at the end, someone will be crowned the “Master of SIMB Slam.” This Rapid Fire Science Slam will be composed of 25 presenters who will be chosen from accepted poster submissions to present their work on three slides, in three minutes. There will be no questions and no comments. This is an opportunity to preview your poster to the entire meeting and get your colleagues excited to see your work.
Sunday, August 2, 2:30-4:30 pm



Abstract Submission

Abstracts are still being accepted for the following:
Invited papers: Due May 11
Contributed papers no longer being accepted
Submit Abstracts

Annual Meeting News

The inaugural SIMB Diversity Travel Awards have been chosen

The SIMB Diversity Travel Award has been established to promote diversity and to increase the participation of underrepresented minority groups in the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) amongst the graduate students making presentations […]

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Tom Jeffries awarded 2015 Charles Porter Award

Dr. Jeffries is a microbial biochemist and physiologist with forty years of experience in biofuels. He is recognized internationally for expertise in pretreatment and saccharification of cellulosics and metabolic engineering of yeasts. He is the […]

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Richard Baltz awarded 2015 Charles Thom Award

Talk Title: The life and times of an industrial microbial geneticist: engineering actinomycetes and other subjects

Richard H. Baltz received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from The Ohio State University in 1966 and Ph.D. in Microbiology […]

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Satoshi Ōmura awarded SIMB Fellowship

Satoshi Ōmura earned doctorate degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo (1968) and Chemistry from the Tokyo University of Science (1970). His career-long association with the Kitasato Institute began in 1965, starting as […]

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