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

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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