Month: March 2004

News from the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology

Mark Bridgen, IAPTC&B US Correspondent E-mail: mpb27@cornell.edu The IAPTC&B, in cooperation with the International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS), are sponsoring a Plant Micropropagation meeting themed: “Micropropagation Technology and Production.” The two-day meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 5, in Orlando, Florida. The conference begins on Tuesday at the beautiful Leu Gardens (check it out at http/www.leugardens.org) with a day packed with exciting speakers. On Wednesday, participants will board a bus in the morning and spend the day touring several of the local commercial tissue culture laboratories including AgriStarts, the University of Florida research lab...

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Points to Ponder

The Role of Biotechnology in Alleviating Problems of Malnourishment and World Hunger Schuyler S. Korban, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 Recently, I was invited to give a presentation on the general topic of the impact of genetic engineering in developing countries. It so happened that the original speaker who was asked to give this presentation couldn’t make it at the last minute due to an important meeting that required his presence at his office, so the organizers began a frantic search for an alternative speaker. When the alternative speaker couldn’t make...

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Education News

The ‘Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology’ has a special issue for Dec 2003 on Biotechnology. Carol Stiff and her colleagues have written several of the articles in the issue. This journal is published once a year and can be obtained for US $25 (Institution) or US $20 (Individual) plus US $5 for postage and handling. It can be ordered by sending a letter to the Editor, Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology, Hope, P.O. Box 350, Kingston, Jamaica, WI The White Memorial Award is a national training award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent...

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Sato Quoted in New York Times

The following article on Dr. Gordon Sato was published in the New York Times on March 7, 2004 and was written by Mr. Andrew Pollack. The article has been quoted in it’s entirety. March 7, 2004 A Drug’s Royalties May Ease Hunger By ANDREW POLLACK ERBITUX, the long-awaited and newly approved drug from ImClone Systems, could have an unexpected side effect. Besides helping American cancer patients, it may help feed the poor in Africa. That is because some royalties from the drug’s sales will go to its unsung co-inventor, Gordon H. Sato, a cell biologist and a member of...

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Dr. McKeehan Receives Prestigious Regents Professor Title

Dr. Wallace McKeehan, editor of the InVitro Animal Journal of Cellular & Developmental Biology received the prestigious Texas A&M University Regents Professor Service Award. The Regents Professor award is bestowed by the University Chancellor and Board of Regents and recognizes the highest contributions in the areas of distinguished service, research, teaching/educational delivery and/or scholarship. The award carries the lifetime title of Texas A&M University Regents Professor. Wallace McKeehan, PhD, is J.S. Dunn Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), Houston Texas. Dr. McKeehan is IBT Director, Center for...

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