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

    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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