Month: September 2005

President’s Report

From the Desk of the President Colleagues, By all accounts the Annual Meeting in Baltimore was a great success. Specific feedback, coming to me from one veteran corporate group participating with SIVB for the first time, judged our meeting to be the best one they had EVER attended. If you miss our Annual Meeting, then you are letting a great opportunity slip to engage in significant scientific discussions, to confer with colleagues both new and of long acquaintance, and to become involved with important career-enhancing activities. Our Annual Meeting Student Initiative is thriving and continuing to grow. We increased...

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Editor Announced

Dr. J. Denry Sato Announced as New Editor-in-Chief for In Vitro – Animal replacing Dr. Wallace L. McKeehan The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Denry Sato has agreed to take on the position of Editor-in-Chief for In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Animal. J. Denry Sato, D. Phil, is currently an Investigator at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Maine, and he has been a member of the Society for In Vitro Biology (previously named the Tissue Culture Association) since 1986. Dr. Sato received his doctorate in...

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Journal Highlights

2004 SIVB CONGRESS SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDING: BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN DEALING WITH DUTCH ELM DISEASE Applications of biotechnological tools, including genetic modification aimed at combating Dutch elm disease, are described. In vitro shoot cultures of Ulmus procera (English elm) SR4, U. glabra, U. americana, and U. parvifolia have been established and used as source material in genetic transfer experiments. Biolistic transformation of U. procera leaf material with cauliflower mosaic virus 35S-promoted constructs resulted in transient gusA (b-glucuronidase) expression. Subsequently, regenerant U. procera have been obtained following transformation of stem pieces with wild-type tumor inducing or root-inducing plasmid-harboring Agrobacterium strains. Genetically modified...

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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 or highly influential researchers to the science and art of cell culture. They are men and women who have devoted their careers to exemplary research and/or teaching. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are selected by vote of the Board of Directors from a list of nominations received and recommendation by the Awards Chair. Amy Wang was the chairperson for 2005. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to two scientists at the 2005...

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2005 Fellow Award

The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. Winners of this year’s award are David Songstad, David Ellis, and Dwight Lynn. Information on additional award winners will be provided in future issues of the In Vitro Report.. David Songstad was recognized as a SIVB Fellow at the 2005 annual meeting in Baltimore. Requirements to receive this recognition include significant scientific accomplishment...

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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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