Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 George Washington Carver Award

The George Washington Carver Award Will Be Presented at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology; Winner to Provide Remarks

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What: Jonathan Wolfson, CEO of Solazyme, will deliver remarks and will be presented the inaugural George Washington Carver Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) at the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal on Monday July 20. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the award honors individuals for carrying on Carver’s legacy.

   

Date:

Monday, July 20
 

Time:

12:00pm EDT – 2:15pm EDT
 

Who:

Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO
 

Location:

517 BCD
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada
 

Background: A special selection committee, of eminent scientists and leaders in the field, chose Jonathan Wolfson for his vision to take one of the smallest organisms in the world – microalgae – and use it to revolutionize some of the biggest industries in the world. Solazyme’s revolutionary biotechnology platform enhances the oil-producing nature of microalgae at the cellular level to tailor-make amazing oil profiles that the world has never seen before. Jonathan has positioned Solazyme to succeed across a variety of vertical industries – from skincare to food, from industrials to liquid fuels – with many of the world’s leading brands lining up to co-develop and purchase Solazyme oils, making the company first to market with algae-based ingredients for chemicals and biofuel.

The Iowa Biotechnology Association is the sponsor of this year’s award.

All programs at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials.

For more information on the conference, please visit www.bio.org/worldcongress. For assistance, please contact worldcongress@bio.org.

Industrial Biotechnology (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers) Journal is the official publication for the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
July 19-22, 2015
Montréal, Canada

BIO Latin America Conference
October 14-16, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BIO Investor Forum
October 20-21, 2015
San Francisco, CA

BIO-Europe
November 2-4, 2015
Munich, Germany

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOWC15

Release Summary

Media Advisory: The George Washington Carver Award Will Be Presented at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology; Winner to Provide Remarks

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOWC15