Biotechnology for Biofuels at 35th SBFC

Biotechnology for Biofuels will be exhibiting at 35th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals next week (29th April – 1st May). As a special conference of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), this year’s symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

The conference will span three and a half days, with technical topics covering feedstocks and conversion sciences, process development and biorefinery, as well as commercialization and sustainability. Our Associate Editor for Biotechnology for Biofuels, Jim McMillan, is one of the symposium organizers, whilst many of our Editorial Board Members have long associations with the symposium and will be in attendance. On Tuesday 30th April, we will be holding a board meeting to review the journal’s development and discuss plans for the future. Biotechnology for Biofuels has made excellent progress in the last 12 months, reaching new heights with an Impact Factor of 6.09, and publishing in a wider range of topics, including two new special issues on plants and pretreatment.

If you are attending the Portland symposium, please don’t hesitate to stop by the BioMed Central stand, and chat to the Journal Development Editor for Biotechnology for Biofuels, Helen Whitaker. We would like to thank Chris Lowe and Thomas Jeffries (SIMB) for their help in organizing and making us feel welcome at the meeting.

Helen Whitaker

Journal Development Manager at BioMed Central
Helen is part of the Biological Sciences publishing team at BioMed Central. She obtained her PhD in molecular ecology from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her post-doctoral studies in aquaculture genetics took her from Scotland to South Africa, before joining BMC in 2008.

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