President’s Report

2020 continues to be a year of challenges with the largest challenges all being driven by scientific needs. At times like this, scientific societies – especially the Society for In Vitro Biology – need to step up and speak out.

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2021 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update – Keynote Speaker

The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Keith Joung will be presenting the Keynote Address titled “CRISPR-based technologies for targeted genome editing and gene regulation” at the 2021 In Vitro Biology Meeting (June 5-9, Norfolk, VA).

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Call for 2021 Nominations

Each year, the Society for In Vitro Biology looks to honor our best and brightest. You know your colleagues best, so we reach out to our membership to help us identify and celebrate those who have achieved significant accomplishments in their career. Now is the time to nominate your SIVB colleagues for a 2021 SIVB Awards.

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2020 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

The SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Fredy Altpeter and Dr. Michael J. Fay as recipients of the Distinguished Scientist Award at the 2020 In Vitro Biology Meeting.

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SIVB Fellow Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and demonstrated service to the Society. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Mr. Michael Dame, Dr. Lucy Lee and Dr. William Gordon-Kamm with Fellow Awards at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology.

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2020 SIVB Distinguished Service Award

One of the joys of the SIVB presidency is the ability to nominate individuals who have served the society in some special capacity for a distinguished service award. Normally these awards are presented at the opening awards ceremony. For 2020, the virtual meeting format meant that we could not make the normal presentations. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize them here.

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2020 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Virtual Pre-recorded Meeting held from June 6-10, 2020. Information on additional awardees at the 2020 World Congress was presented in the previous issue of the In Vitro Report. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website or by contacting the SIVB Business Office.

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You’ve Got This!

Continuing to stay engaged, inspiring each other, and learning from each other is now more important than ever for our Society. We hope that this new “You’ve Got This!” section will become a successful platform to share your stories about the challenges that you face due to this pandemic and the “new normal”, as well as ideas about how to overcome them.

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Journal Highlights

Investigation on the suitability of milk-derived primary bovine mammary epithelial cells grown on permeable membrane supports as an in vitro model …

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Fund for the Future

THE SOCIETY FOR IN VITRO BIOLOGY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUTURE ENDEAVORS OF THE SOCIETY THROUGH THE FUND FOR THE FUTURE

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Member News

Dr. Wagner Vendrame has accepted the new position of Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

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  • President’s Report

    President's Report
    I am honored and humbled to take on the presidential position for our society. John and his predecessors leave large shoes to fill even ...
  • 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Summary

    2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Summary
    One year ago, the Meeting Program Committee was strategizing the 2020 World Congress and very few of us could ever have imagined the world as ...
  • 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Acknowledgements

    2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Acknowledgements
    The 2020 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following organizations and individuals for their support of the 2020 World Congress on ...
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers…
  • Fellow Award

    Fellow Award
    The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro ...
  • Student Awards

    Student Awards
    The following student awards were presented at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology …
  • IVACS Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

    IVACS Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition
    The SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held the virtual Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition

    Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition
    This year’s In Vitro Biology meeting featured a virtual prerecorded oral presentation competition for Plant Biotechnology Students.
  • ISEF High School Awards

    ISEF High School Awards
    The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition …
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal Highlights
    Investigation on the suitability of milk-derived primary bovine mammary epithelial cells grown on permeable membrane supports as an in vitro model …
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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

Sylvia Mitchell

Michael Fay

Upcoming Events

  1. Genome Editing with CRISPR

    January 25 - January 29
  2. Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics: Hand-on Training

    February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 4 @ 5:00 pm