Month: December 2005

Theodore Puck Passes Away

Theodore Puck, 89, Leader in Growing Cells for Research, Dies The following article on Dr. Theodore Puck was published in the New York Times on November 14, 2005 and was written by Mr. Jeremy Pearce. The article has been quoted in its entirety. (To view the original, please visit this link.) Theodore T. Puck, a geneticist who devised an efficient method for growing colonies of human cells that he used in developing early and important tests for cell damage from radiation, and later for studying the genetic causes of cancers, died Nov. 6 at a hospital in Denver. He...

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Remembering Judi McDaniel

SIVB mourns the loss of Judi McDaniel who unexpectedly passed away on October 31, 2005 at the age of 50. Judi was a member of the SIVB for many years, attended several annual meetings, and made both oral and poster presentations. She, along with Gary Hanning and Dennis Gray, in Bob Conger’s lab, were instrumental in the development of the orchardgrass embryogenic tissue culture system that led to countless publications highlighted by a paper in the journal Science. Judi was the constant “mainstay” over the years in Bob Conger’s lab and literally worked with each of Bob’s graduate students,...

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ExPlants

      October 2005 The Plant Research Division of CREW at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a collaborator in a grant that has been recently received from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Private Stewardship Grants Program to reintroduce plants of the federally endangered Autumn Buttercup (Ranunculus aestivalis). There is one remaining population of this species at the Sevier Valley Preserve of The Nature Conservancy in Utah, and remaining numbers of the plant fluctuate between 30 and 200, but appear to be declining. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we have developed...

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Sci News

    Toxicology Meeting Update The 2006 meeting of the SIVB in Minneapolis features a series of strong scientific sessions, starting with a Keystone symposium, and followed by three preliminary symposia and sessions on various aspects of animal and plant cell culture. For the toxicology section of SIVB, of particular interest, are the following scientific sessions. The plenary symposium on bioreactors has focus on the cultivation of eukaryotic cells for the production of pharmaceuticals. The symposium includes presentations by experts in various areas of the production of pharmaceuticals, including cultures of vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant cells. It is expected...

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News from the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology

The 11th International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology World Congress will be here before you know it. The meeting will be held in Beijing, China from August 13-18, 2006 at the Beijing International Convention Center. If you plan to attend, there are several deadlines: January 1, 2006 – Deadline to apply on-line for fellowships from the international IAPTC&B program in China. February 15, 2006 – Deadline to submit abstracts for posters or oral presentations. March 1, 2006 – Deadline to apply for a fellowship from the US IAPTC&B. (members will be receiving application information in the 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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