Month: June 2007

President’s Report

On April 2, I along with several other SIVB members took part in an International conference entitled “Expert Forum on the Misidentification and Cross-Contamination of Cell Lines.” The organizers of the Conference were John Masters of University College London, Roland Nardone of the Catholic University of America and Joseph Perrone of the ATCC. Whereas the use of cross-contaminated cell lines in the Bio-Industrial Sector has significantly dropped due to cell bank testing, the incidents of the use of misidentified cell lines in the Research sector is on the rise. Because of this the results and conclusions of up to...

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Indianapolis for the 2007 Meeting

Back Home Again in Indiana – The 2007 SIVB Meeting As you probably already know, Indianapolis is the site of the 2007 Society for In Vitro Biology’s annual scientific conference. Besides the wonderful scientific program and exciting keynote speaker, Indianapolis native and NASA astronaut Dr. David Wolf, there is a lot to do and see during your stay in Indianapolis. “Back Home Again in Indiana” is a traditional song during the opening ceremony of the Indianapolis 500 auto race. We believe you will feel this comfortable very quickly as you explore the Indianapolis downtown for your dining, shopping, or...

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Education Committee

EDUCATION COMMITTEE This is a reminder of the new ad hoc Student Committee and the Student Professional Development session at the SIVB meeting this year. Our President, Paul Price, has appointed an ad hoc Student Committee and Scott Stewart will convene this newly formed committee for the first time at the 2007 meeting, immediately following the Student professional development session on Sunday, June 10. The initial agenda will include the definition of a structure, mission, and goals for the ad hoc Student Committee. Anyone who is interested in participating is encouraged to attend. A second result has been the...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2007! Mr. Allen L. Alcivar, Phyton Biotech Dr. Dean E. Engler, Mendel Biotechnology Mr. Don Diego Guerena, Vivaverde Dr. Bertrand Bachaumond Hankoua, Delaware State University Mr. Steven D. Kahl, Eli Lilly and Company Dr. Sergei Krasnyanski, North Carolina State University Ms. Natalya Neresian, University of Nebraska Lincoln Dr. Bhavin S. Parekh, Eli Lilly and Company Dr. Patricia Lynn Polowick, National Research Council Canada Liu Y. Shen, Dow AgroSciences Dr. David Stanley, USDA, ARS, BCIRL Dr. Xia Xu, Center for...

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ExPlants

      News from the In Vitro Plant Cell Sciences Section Dr. Erica Benson, Research Scientist, Conservation and Environmental Sciences and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Derby is co-organizer of the Society for Low Temperature Biology annual meeting at the University of Derby September 12-14. The symposium is a cross-discipline forum on the role of validation, safety and ethical issues in cryopreservation. Interested scientists can contact her at e.benson-damar@tiscali.co.uk for further information. Carol Stiff, Kitchen Culture Kits Inc., continues her outreach programs in a quest to demystify plant biotechnology to the community. Carol spoke at the 2007 Master...

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    To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section held a Plant Biotechnology ...
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