Congratulations to the newly-elected board members. The new officers will be installed during the annual business meeting on Wednesday, August 5 at 11:45 am in Philadelphia during the SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Winners of the 2015 SIMB Election for Board of Directors are:
President-elect: George Garrity, Michigan State University
Secretary: Rob Donofrio, NSF International (re-elected)
Director: Steve Picataggio, DuPont
JIMB is the flagship journal of SIMB. As stated in JIMB “aims and scope”, it is an international journal that publishes papers describing original research, short communications and critical reviews in the fields of biotechnology, fermentation and cell culture, biocatalysis, environmental microbiology, natural products discovery and biosynthesis, metabolic engineering, genomics, bioinformatics, food microbiology and other areas of applied microbiology. “Significantly novel industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology” is a major criterion for accepting manuscripts. Thus, manuscripts reporting on well described processes, organisms, enzymes, shake flask optimization, screening studies/isolation studies, etc. are not acceptable unless novel and significant new information pertaining to “industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology” is presented. JIMB publishes high quality manuscripts and reviews.
The 2015 SIMB Election is currently in progress. You have until March 31, 2015, 3 p.m. EST to cast your vote.
Your login information is as follows:
Username: Your last name with the first letter capitalized.
Password: Your customer ID number. Some members have an “I” (as in ice) in their customer ID number. This is capitalized and needs to be included.
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After logging on, you will select one candidate for the office of President-Elect, Secretary and Director. Each of the offices to be filled, will serve a three-year term. Vote for each office. You will have the opportunity to edit your choices on the confirmation page. You may exit at any time without voting by signing out.
**Student members are not eligible to vote.
Three hundred attendees from twenty-four countries attended the recent SIMB Conference on Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Post-genomic Era. Members representing the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Society for Actinomycetes Japan were well represented with over 70 delegates. The four-day meeting featured keynote and banquet talks by Greg Verdine, Warp Drive Bio and Julian Davies, University of British Columbia as well as six general sessions and over 125 posters. Many thanks to the international organizing committee and our corporate sponsors. Special thanks go to conference program chairs Richard Baltz, CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting and SIMB Past President, Leonard Katz, SynBerc, UC-Berkeley for developing.
A special issue of the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB) will feature selected papers from the meeting and is scheduled for publication in early 2016.
We are kicking off the 37th Symposium with a bang. In lieu of a keynote speaker, we are opening the meeting with an hour-long poster preview session. Forty presenters will be chosen from accepted poster submissions to present their work on one slide in one minute in the main meeting room. No questions, no comments. This is an opportunity to preview your poster to the entire meeting and get your colleagues excited to see your work! If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please be sure to check the appropriate box when you submit your abstract. Posters only, selected oral presentations are excluded. Students are highly encouraged to try this!