Month: September 2005

2005 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2005 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB Website ( or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940,, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (508) 831-5196, email: 2004 Wilton R. Earle Award and the 2004 SIVB Travel Award Production of a Marker-free Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Plants Transformed by Agrobacterium Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is an important food crop, because of both the nutritional value of its seeds and the unique...

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2004 HS Science Fair Awards

2004 Student Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners Listed below are the High School Science and Engineering Award Winners who received SIVB certificates and letters of recognition for projects related to the areas of in vitro biology. David Paesani, The Ingenuity Project, Baltimore, MD Julio Gagnon, Western Laval High School, Lorraine, CANADA Sullivan Corby, Western Laval High School, Laval, CANADA Shervin Bastami, Dallas, TX Dimple K. Patel, Lecanto High School, Hernando, FL Christine Sciarrino, Central VA Governor’s School, Forest, VA Nikita Tsveton, Elista City Lyceum, Elista, RUSSIA Lauren Taylor, Ballard High School, Louisville, KY Zhu Yinfei, High School of...

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2005 In Vitro Biology Meeting Acknowledgements The Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies and organizations for their support of the scientific and educational programs. Meeting Laureate Contributor UST, Inc. Meeting Distinguished Contributor Monsanto Company US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command USDA CSREES Meeting Symposia Contributor ArborGen, LLC BASF Plant Science, LLC Cargill Specialty Canola Oils International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Invitrogen Johnson & Johnson MatTek Corporation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Pioneer Hi-Bred International Promega Corporation Syngenta, Inc. Meeting Contributor Bayer CropScience Biolife Solutions, Inc. CellFor, Inc. Children’s...

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Education News

Workshops: Carol Stiff, President and CEO of Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc., continues to spread the word about micropropagation to teachers and hobbyists and others. Carol presented two workshops in the Phoenix area in February, one in Annapolis in June (Saturday before the SIVB meetings) and has other scheduled for Florida, New York, Wisconsin, Washington, and possibly Barbados. Workshop attendees consist of high school teachers, plant enthusiasts, nurserymen, medical doctors, college teachers, college students, administrators, computer engineers and even some junior high students. These workshops introduce people to the basics of micropropagation using very simple equipment and allow teachers, with...

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The 2005 meeting was a great scientific and social event for Plant Biotechnology Section members. The following photos give you some idea of what you missed! Pam Weathers (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Yulan Xiao, (Chiba University, Japan) were so excited by the Silent Auction offerings that they did an impromptu ballet. Pam and Yulan (a recent student of Dr. T. Kozai) were also impromptu roommates for the conference and found they had a lot in common. ARS tour A busload of SIVB members toured the Agricultural Research Service open house at Beltsville, MD on Saturday morning June 4. Two...

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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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