Month: March 2007

Call for Nominations

SIVB Call for Nominations 2008-2010 Board of Directors and Committee Office Position Slate Nominations are being accepted for Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) 2008-2010 Executive Board and Committee Officer Positions. The SIVB is a volunteer scientific society with elections to be held during the fall of 2007. Board of Directors and Committee Office positions include: President-elect; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; Public Policy Committee Chair; Publications Committee Chair; Awards Committee Chair; and Members-at Large. Potential nominations for the above SIVB positions are due by May 1, 2007 to be considered by the Nominating Committee for submission to the Board...

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Student Awards Programs

STUDENT AWARD PROGRAMS Young Scientist Award David Jayme (chair, In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences section) and Wayne Parrott (chair, Plant Biotech section) are pleased to announce the Young Scientist Award. This award was reformulated and redefined with close collaboration between the two sections, and targets an important career stage for SIVB members. The award has stringent criteria, and will be awarded judiciously so as to maintain its prestige and importance. Each SIVB section may give up to one Young Scientist Award per year– assuming that qualified candidates apply! Therefore, we are soliciting applications for the Young Scientist Award. A...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2007! Mr. Anwar A. Alsanabani, Alabama A&M University Dr. Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida Mr. Edward Odhiambo Anino, Michigan Technological University Mr. Mark F. Belmonte, University of Manitoba Ms. Joy R. Borchardt, University of Minnesota Ms. Diana Meimei Cheng, University of Illinois Dr. Ian B. Cole, University of British Columbia Okanagan Ms. Caren Michelle Collins, North Garland High School Mr. Tim A. Dabbert, University of Minnesota Dr. Farah Daccueil, Stony Brook Univeristy Mr. William Roberto Dall’ Acqua, Kansas State University Dr. L. Dalla Costa, Istituto Agrario San Michele All’Adige Ms. Erica Daniel, Indiana...

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Education Committee

EDUCATION COMMITTEE In a few short months we will all be gathering in Indianapolis for the SIVB annual meeting. This year the Education Committee has joined in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Education and Todd Murphy’s Biotechnology program at Ivy Tech to sponsor an intensive, multifaceted workshop for Indiana high school teachers. The program, to be held in the labs at Ivy Tech, will begin with 2 full days on molecular biology techniques that utilize cultured plant tissue and invertebrates. Mike Kane, Bernadette Plair and Pat Bossert, in conjunction with additional members of Todd Murphy’s team, will run...

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News from the In Vitro Plant Cell Sciences Section ExPlants Mary Ann Lila, University of Illinois, recently traveled to Dushambe, Tajikistan and Almaty, Kazakhstan to establish new partnerships for bioexploration for pharmaceutical applications. She will visit San Jose, Costa Rica in March to develop international research partnerships. Mary Ann Lila and David Ellis visited Rotorua, New Zealand in February to deliver keynote addresses at the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology biennial meetings, New Zealand branch. Dr. Magfrat Muminova, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Genetics & PEB, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is visiting the laboratory of Barbara M....

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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 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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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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