Month: June 2006

President’s Report

From the Desk of the President Colleagues, By now, the final preparations are underway for the SIVB Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The program is absolutely top notch, and although some of you might think of this location as not a stellar destination, I can attest that such a notion is absolute nonsense. As many of you might know, in this case I am hard-pressed to plead an unbiased point of view, given that my PhD was from the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, I completed a postdoc in cytogenetics at the lab of the Plenary speaker,...

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Meeting Updates

REMEMBER, you can register on site at the meeting after April 30. Keep checking the online program for updates and abstracts, as we get closer to the actual meeting dates. We look forward to seeing you all there. Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee to Display at the 2006 Annual Meeting The Laboratory Materials and Biosafety display at the 2005 Annual Meeting covered the importance of personal protective equipment and how it related to preventing cross-contamination. Information on the different biohazard levels, biohazard laboratory settings, and biosafety cabinets were presented as well as links to information on several biosafety programs....

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2006! Gail Branch, Philip Morris USA Jennifer Carr, Holtkamp Greenhouses Donna Crouch, Maryland Department of Agriculture Richard Dixon, Noble Foundation Pushpendra Gupta, CCS University Vo Duc Hoang Vu, University of Ho Chi Minh City Lin Hua Michelle Kim, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center John Manwaring, HyClone Jon Miller, Northern Illinois University Sea-Kwan Oh, National Institute of Crop Science, NARO Randy Santiano, Roche Diagnostics Melissa Santiano, Polaris Laboratories Neera Sarin Jawaharlal Nehru University Larry Satterlee, Norcal Nursery, Inc. Lisa Schulenberg, Dow AgroSciences Shailendra Tiwari, State Forest Research Institute Kin-Ying To, Academia Sinica, Institute of...

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Journal Highlights

Molecular Analysis and Characterization of PrEC, Commercially Available Prostate Epithelial Cells Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency are interested in understanding the molecular events that result in the progression of prostate cancer from an androgen-dependent to androgen-independent stage. At the present time, the lack of appropriate in vitro models for research of the development and progression of cancer continues to be a challenge. While there are in vivo model systems that can faithfully mimic some aspects of prostate cancer, they have limitations so researchers often turn to in vitro cell culture systems because the cells are easily maintained, grow...

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News from the University of Florida Plant Restoration, Conservation and Propagation Biotechnology Program Carmen Valero Aracama, a previous graduate student in Mike Kane’s lab, was the recipient of the 2006 Award of Excellence for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. Carmen’s dissertation was titled: “Physiological and Anatomical Basis for Differences in Growth Performance during In Vitro and Ex Vitro Culture of Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata L.) Genotypes.” This award is given annually to one graduate student in IFAS whose dissertation is deemed to represent the very best...

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