Month: December 2003

President’s Report

Synergy, Collaborations and Shifting Landscapes “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt As a nation, Thanksgiving signifies the approach of the holiday season and a time to reflect on what we have and what is important in our lives. There are thoughts of those fighting and dying in foreign countries to defend against terrorism and secure global peace. On a personal level, there are reflective thoughts of family, friends and our own angst of meeting yet another December and January grant deadline in the face of budget cuts and dwindling scientific resources. Many of you have made...

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Invertebrate Fellow Award

The Invertebrate Fellow Award recognizes members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. This was the first Invertebrate Fellow Award to be presented by the SIVB. Dr. Marcia J. Loeb and her many contributions to the field of invertebrate cell culture, during the last 40 years, are worthy of recognition. She has been not only an excellent endocrinologist and reproductive biologist of insects, but also a...

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Mary Ann Lila, past-president of SIVB and Professor & Assistant Dean for Research, College of ACES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her lab team are focused on the biomedicinal properties of berry fruits, and in particular the effects of stress (ecotype) on the potency of the phytochemicals in the fruit flesh. This past summer, Mary Ann, her daughter and Tristan Kraft, a graduate student, had the unique opportunity to test their hypothesis with berries growing under some of the most extreme stress conditions – the weathered lava flows on the big island of Hawaii. The field research included...

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2003 Fund for the Future Contributors

The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors of the Society for In Vitro Biology. Randa A. Abu-Hakima Jeffrey W. Adelberg Chakradhar Akula Jameel M. Al-Khayri David W. Altman Sara Amancio Lucia Amenuvor Sharad Amin Shin-Ichi Amino Harold Amos Mohamed Amssa Maigull M. Appelgren Diana Isabel Arias Ronald J. Arndt Charles J. Arntzen Hiroshi Ashihara Nelly Auersperg Francois A. Auger Masahiko Awaji Eugenio Perez Molphe Balch Arthur K. Balin A. Ballester Bill B. Barnett Gino Beggiolin Christine M. Beiswanger M. Helena Benitez Libby M. Bernal Delia R. Bethell June L. Biedler Carl F. Blackman Ronald...

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Journal Highlights

Targeting Transgene Expression in Plant Transformation Genetically engineering plants with selected genes of the scientist’s choice is a powerful tool that has benefited basic research, agriculture and commercial endeavors. It has also produced an apparent firestorm of controversy as plants created in the laboratory have moved out into the field. Scientists have tried to address the controversial aspects of genetic engineering by modifying and creating new, highly functional solutions that they can apply to their engineering projects. An important part of their solution is the development of a broad spectrum of promoters that target these transgenes spatially and temporally...

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  • President’s Report

    President's ReportThis is the time to finalize plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The scientific program is complete and the social activities ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

    2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program UpdateThe Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is excited to welcome you to sunny Central Florida to participate in the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting ...
  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

    Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting Before you arrive in Tampa for the 2019 Meeting… We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Before ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal HighlightsA submerged culture system for rapid micropropagation of an ornamental aquarium plant ‘Amazon sword’   The production of aquarium plants via tissue culture has emerged as a ...
  • The Changing Landscape of Ag Biotech

    The Changing Landscape of Ag BiotechAnd Then There Were 4: A Changing Landscape Impacting the Society and Its Members Over the past 2-3 years, the agricultural biotech and seeds industry has ...
  • 2018 Annual Report

    2018 Annual ReportThe 2018 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2018. Click on the image of the ...
  • Member News

    Member News Postdoctoral opportunity in regulation of in vitro plant morphogenesis and integrated plant propagation A postdoctoral opportunity is currently available for a talented individual to join the ...
  • New Members

    New Members SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Janetsy Borroto, Florida Crystals Corp Della Fetzer, Walter Gardens, LLC Terrence Frett, Sun World Innovations Jeff Habig, J. R. Simplot Company Brian M. Hauge, ...
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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

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