Month: September 2004

Explants

Mark Jordan has recently taken up a new position as Program Director for the Genomics and Biotechnology national program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The position is mostly administrative and involves assisting in the coordination of biotechnology research within AAFC and throughout the government of Canada. In addition to these new responsibilities he still has his old job as a research scientist. Two jobs… no problem (we will see in a few months)! Sympathy cards etc can be sent to the same address/email as before. Mary Ann Lila attended the 1st International Greek Biotechnology Forum in Athens in...

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Scinews

Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist, Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is among the first ever to receive a Discovery Health Channel Medical Honor for “remarkable discoveries and lifesaving contributions to the field of medicine”, specifically breast cancer research. Dr. Bissell was nominated for this honor by the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation from whom she had also received the 2003 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Research. Among the many nominations from different organizations, Drs. Bissell and Willet from Harvard Medical School were chosen to be honored for breast cancer research. Invertebrate Section Activity Reports in...

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Membership Alert

SIVB Constitutional Amendment Ballot on Its Way! The Board of Directors has approved a number of changes to the Constitution of the Society for In Vitro Biology as submitted by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. In accordance with the Constitution of the Society, changes to the Constitution must be ratified by mail ballot by the regular members. If you are a regular, emeritus, sustaining, life, or honorary member and have not received it already, you will shortly be receiving a ballot with the proposed amendments to the Constitution. Your voice is important to the future of the Society. Please...

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Meeting Updates

Students Register Free for the 2005 Meeting! The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is committed to the future endeavors of science and encourages the continued growth of scientists and their students. To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange, students with institutional certification will receive free registration to the scientific sessions of the 2005 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Students who register and attend the 2005 Meeting will receive free membership to the Society in 2006! The 2005 Meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency – Baltimore from June 5 – 8, 2005. The...

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Journal Highlights

Insecticides in Insect Cell Cultures and Larvae of Spodoptera In a first series of experiments, the biological response of a continuous cell line of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, was tested with different groups of insecticides with different modes of actions: acetylcholine esterase inhibitors, acetycholine receptor agonists, inhibitors and uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation, site I electron transport inhibitors, GABA receptor inhibitors, chitin synthesis inhibitors and juvenile hormone analogs. From the concentration response curves, IC50’s were calculated. The most active compound in vitro was pyridaben with an IC50 of 0.0083 ppm. In a second series of experiments, the toxicity of...

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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.

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