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

    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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