Month: June 2005

President’s Report

From the Desk of the President Colleagues, Our Annual Meeting in Baltimore is a great opportunity for anyone interested in our science to advance their career. Being in the center of the East Coast offers a chance for many to take advantage of what our meeting provides. Like some of you, I’ve attended annual meetings of numerous societies, the largest in my experience with an attendance of over 20,000. While large meetings might seem more useful on the surface, I’ve found that SIVB’s meeting has important characteristics that make it more rewarding than other gatherings. Although you might find...

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Journal Highlights

Immortal, Functionally Differentiated Hepatocytes Five different immortalized transgenic hepatocyte cell lines derived from mice were investigated with respect to their potential to maintain the physiological properties of primary hepatocytes using chemically defined medium. This work completes a previous study using gene expression analysis (Klocke et al. 2002) of the same cell lines by the respective physiological analysis for investigating the hepatocyte-like function. Three transgenic cell lines harboring a fusion gene derivative (construct 202) consisting of the complete SV40 early region, including the coding sequences for the transforming large and small tumor antigens, placed under the control of the murine...

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Education News

Carol Stiff, President and CEO of Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc., continues to spread the word about micropropagation to teachers and hobbyists and others. Carol recently presented two workshops in the Phoenix area. One was for the Mesa High School District and the other was for the Phoenix Rare Fruit Growers group. Workshop attendees consisted of high school teachers, plant enthusiasts, nurserymen, medical doctors, college teachers, college students, administrators, computer engineers and even an 8th grade super scientist. These workshops introduce people to the basics of micropropagation using very simple equipment. The next workshop is scheduled for June 4 in...

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ExPlants

New Plant Micropropagation Research and Teaching Laboratory Facility at the University of Florida.To accommodate extensive renovations occurring in Fifield Hall at the University of Florida, the Plant Restoration, Conservation and Propagation Biotechnology Program managed by Dr. Mike Kane of the Environmental Horticulture Department, was relocated. The move provided the unique opportunity to totally design new teaching and research facilities prior to moving. The new facility includes a larger culture facility, media preparation and glassware lab, a research laboratory with graduate student work stations and a plant culture teaching laboratory with multimedia capability. From July 25 – 28th, the four-day...

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IAPTC&B Update

The International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (IAPTC&B) is searching for candidates for the next US Correspondent. The new correspondent will take office at the next World Congress of the IAPTC&B which will be held in Beijing, China from August 13-18, 2006. The correspondent’s responsibilities are to maintain membership information, solicit dues, mail journals twice a year, and act as the liaison with the International office of the IAPTC&B. If you are interested in this position, or know of someone who may be interested, please contact me at mpb27@cornell.edu.   Mark Bridgen, US Correspondent E-mail:...

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  • President’s Report

    The first annual meeting as the new society president was both exciting and humbling. Even after decades in the society, I never appreciated the full ...
  • 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Summary

    The 2018 SIVB Conference was held from June 2nd to June 6th, 2018, in Saint Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt at the Arch in downtown ...
  • CAST Gene Editing Paper Presented at 2018 SIVB Meeting

    CAST officially rolled out its much-anticipated Issue Paper #60–Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance–on July 9 in Washington, D.C. On June 4 in St. ...
  • 2018 Meeting Supporters

    2018 Meeting SupportersThe 2018 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2018 In Vitro ...
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

    The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers ...
  • 2018 SIVB Fellow Award

    The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro ...
  • 2018 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

    The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of ...
  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award

    Distinguished Service Awards have been chosen most years since 1993 by the President or Past President of the Society to members who have given extraordinary ...
  • 2018 Student Awards

    The following student awards were presented at the 2018  In Vitro Biology Meeting in Saint Louis, MO. Information on additional awardees at the 2018 Meeting ...
  • 2018 Plant Biotechnology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

    To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section held a Plant Biotechnology ...
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