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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      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

    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

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  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

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  • Journal Highlights

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  • 2018 Annual Report

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  • 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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