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

    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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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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