Month: March 2005

Opportunities to Comment on NEON

Opportunities to Comment on NEON Planning for the NSF-funded National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is on a fast track. A distinguished body of scientists, engineers, and educators has been selected to serve on the committees that will shape the blueprint for NEON’s implementation. Members of the biological community will have a number of opportunities to review and comment on draft materials as the NEON Design Consortium produces documents early in 2005. In September 2004, AIBS finalized a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation to develop a detailed NEON planning document by June 2006. The NEON Design Consortium —...

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Education News

PHILIP WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD Supporting Plant Tissue Culture Training The White Memorial Award is a national training award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent teacher and researcher in plant cell and tissue culture techniques. The fund is to be used to supplement expenses for continuing education in plant tissue culture. A stipend of up to $650 is awarded yearly for training at an institution of the awardee’s choice. This can include attendance of a professional meeting but preference is given to those seeking “hands-on” training. The award can be used to supplement other awards or...

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Meeting Updates

Pre-Meeting Education Workshop Experimental Design and Analysis of SNPs, Chips, and Protein Arrays – A Current Science Workshop Saturday, June 4 8:00 am – 3:00 pm The technological advances resulting from the human genome sequencing project have expanded the scientific capabilities for understanding the basic cellular constitution and function as well as changes that are produced by exposure to drugs or other agents. These capabilities include DNA microarrays for determining gene expression profiles and drug response, proteomics including protein arrays, and single nucleotide polymorphisms. With the development and standardization of laboratory reagents and methods that minimize the effort to...

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ExPlants

Prodigene has spun off its R&D in College Station, TX as an independent company called Applied Biotechnology Institute (ABI). It is owned and managed by Dr. John Howard, founder of Prodigene. Michael Horn has accepted the position of Director of Cell Biology. His new contact info is Applied Biotechnology Institute, 101 Gateway Blvd. Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845 Ph. 979-690-8537 x114, Fax 979-690-9527, e-mail: mhorn@appliedbiotech.org. Mike just returned from a trip to Brisbane, Australia where he presented a seminar entitled “Plant-derived Pharmaceutical Proteins and Edible Vaccines” at the University of Queensland. From there he traveled to Singapore where...

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Plant Fellow Nominations

The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Fellow Award is looking for nominations from the SIVB membership for the 2005 Plant Fellow Award. The Plant Fellow Award was created to recognize the outstanding professional accomplishments in the area(s) of specialization of in vitro biology and service to the Society. Eligibility and Nomination Procedures The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) recognizes current members who have been active and paid Plant Section members for a total of at least 10 years. A SIVB Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area(s) of specialization to include: research, teaching, or administration in...

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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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