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

    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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