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 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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