Month: March 2004

2004 World Congress Keynote Speaker: Kary Banks Mullis- The Man Whose Discovery Fostered a Cultural and Scientific Revolution

Kary Banks Mullis, Nobel Prize-winning chemist, was born on December 28, 1944 in Lenoir, North Carolina. Dr. Mullis received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966, and went on to earn a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. In 1973, Dr. Mullis became a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric cardiology at the University of Kansas Medical School, with emphasis on angiotensin and pulmonary vascular physiology. Four years later, he began two years of postdoctoral work in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. In...

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2004 World Congress Update

In just a few short months, we will come from all over the world to gather in one of the United States’ most beautiful and exciting cities to celebrate another World Congress on In Vitro Biology. It will be an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and an opportunity to make new acquaintances. But, most importantly, it will be a forum for great science. Science is both creative and practical. Accordingly, the Program Committee has put together an outstanding program for 2004. For beginners, Kary Mullis, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1993 will give the keynote...

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2004-2006 SIVB Officers

The results of the 2004 – 2006 election are complete. This was the second election that the Society used an electronic ballot system. Members were all sent a paper ballot and received instructions on how to vote online, if they should choose. The office received approximately 55% electronic ballots and 45% ballots received through mail, email, or fax. SIVB Officers: President Elect: Paul Price Vice President: David Songstad Secretary: Nancy Reichert Treasurer: Richard Heller Member-at-Large: John Harbell Member-at-Large: Dennis Laska Publications Chair: Michael Horn Public Policy Chair: Pam Weathers Awards Chair: Amy Wang Education Chair: Elizabeth Roemer Lab Materials...

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Journal Highlights

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of monocots Since the success of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of rice in the early 1990’s, significant advances in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of monocotyledonous plant species have been achieved. Transgenic plants obtained via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation have been regenerated in more than a dozen monocotyledonous species, ranging from the most important cereal crops to ornamental plant species. Efficient transformation protocols for agronomically important cereal crops such as rice, wheat, maize, barley and sorghum have been developed and transformation for some of these species has become routine. Many factors influencing Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of monocotyledonous plants have been investigated and elucidated. These factors...

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Member News

Possible Carolina’s Branch Discussed Discussion has begun about setting up a Carolinas branch of SIVB. Anyone interested in setting up a Carolinas branch of the SIVB contact Ray Shillito at ray.shillito@bayercropscience.com or (919)549-2210. USDA/APHIS Suggesting Changes to GE Plants The USDA/APHIS/Biotechnology Regulatory Services is considering significant changes to its regulations of GE plants under 7CFR 340. The USDA is welcoming comments on the proposed changes until March 23, 2004. Their website with the changes is here (http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-1411.htm). The USDA/APHIS looks forward to all comments received.       Barbara Reed with the USDA-ARS at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository...

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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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