Month: September 2007

2007 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2007 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. 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.net, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (870) 680-4795, email: pweathers@astate.edu. 2007 CELLULAR TOXICOLOGY AWARD In Vitro Effect of Carotenoids on Breast Cancer Cells Breast cancer is one of the first causes of mortality in women on reproductive age worldwide, and ductal breast cancer is the most common (80% of death). Some factors...

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New Ad Hoc Student Committee

With its inaugural meeting, the ad hoc Student Committee became official at the 2007 SIVB annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN. This committee was born out of conversations during the Education Committee meeting, as well as many conversations in the halls between meeting sessions, at the 2006 annual meeting. The primary goal of this new committee is to fill the need for a solidified student voice within the SIVB. In addition to representing the student body of the SIVB, this committee is also concerned with student professional development. At the 2007 annual meeting, the ad hoc Student Committee and the...

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New Members

The Society for In Vitro Biology would like to welcome its new members Aktham Abdel Aziz Abu Khadijeh, Queen’s University Belfast Aziz Ahmad, University Malaysia Terengganu Carla R. Alpert, Merck Research Laboratories David E. Bradley, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. John T. Bushoven, California State University, fresno Carlos Henrique S. Carvalho, Embrapa Coffee Christine Cheng, Eli Lilly and Company Theresa M. Curtis, Agave BioSystems James G. Donahue, Women’s Pharma Research, LLC Kayvan Etebari, The University of Guilan Lucila EJ Lee, Wilfrid Laurier University Hugo Medrano, California Polytechnic, San Luis Narendran M. Nair, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd. Robert John Nydza Joseph...

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Journal Highlights

Benzyl Ether-type Compounds Inhibit Somatic Embryogenesis in Japanese Larch In seed plants, a fertilized cell divides transversely and asymmetrically to form both a terminal cell, which gives rise to the embryo proper, and a basal cell, which forms the suspensor. The mechanisms of embryogenesis have often been investigated using somatic embryos. However, the suspensor usually fails to develop during the culture in somatic embryogenesis of angiosperms. In Japanese larch (Larix leptolepis Gordon) a well-developed suspensor forms during somatic embryogenesis. The suspensor is the essential tissue for development of the embryo proper. In high-cell-density culture, the embryogenic cells proliferate but...

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Laboratory Materials and Biosafety

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 topic. Randy...

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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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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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