Month: September 2006

Fellow Awards

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. Information on additional award winners will be provided in future issues of the In Vitro Report. Amy Wang Amy Wang was awarded the Invertebrate Section’s Fellow Award during the 2006 Meeting. Amy joined the SIVB in 1995 and has since been an active member, serving our scientific society in many areas and with...

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Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2006 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.net) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (508) 831-5196, email: weathers@wpi.edu. 2006 John S. Song Award Characterization of Populus tremuloides COMT, 4CL1 and 4CL2 Gene Promoters to Identify Regulatory Elements. The phenylpropanoid pathway supplies a wide range of secondary compounds that play important roles in plant growth and development. Two major classes of...

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Dr. Gordon Sato

Congratulations, Dr. Gordon Sato! In June 2005, Dr. Gordon Sato, PhD, earned the $460,000 Blue Planet Prize, awarded by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation. His technique for cultivating mangrove trees in seawater on the Eritrean coast has led to the development of 700,000ha of mangrove plantations. These could be used as pasture to rear sheep and goats. He is the administrator of the Manzanar Project, Department of Fisheries, Asmara, Eritrea. The Project is a global action project which offers simple, practical and effective solutions to the planet’s most critical problems: reduction of poverty, hunger, environmental pollution, and global warming through...

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Journal Highlights

Undifferentiated Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells The practically unlimited potential of embryonic stem (ES) cells in regenerative medicine is causing an important increase in the number of in vitro differentiation protocols being published, each promising an efficient and viable cell-replacement therapy. However, at present, there is no conclusive data concerning the composition and stage of differentiation of such cell populations, and some of them may be potentially dangerous after transplantation. To this end, the Oct4 promoter, a gene expressed in undifferentiated ES cells, was used in order to track residual undifferentiated ES cells that may survive in the cultures after...

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Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee

Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee Biosafety work practices and personal protective equipment are important aspects to every laboratory environment. The primary goal of the Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee is to encourage every SIVB member to accept and implement basic concepts in biological safety and to develop their own personalized safety protocols in their work environment. As part of our commitment to our members, we will present an important topic related to Biosafety at every annual conference in the exhibitor area. In light of current events, biosecurity and personal responsibility will be addressed as an underlying message with every...

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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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