Month: September 2007


      News from the In Vitro Plant Cell Sciences Section As of July 1, Nancy Reichert is the Head of the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University. She began her career at MSU 17 years ago as a faculty member in the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). Nancy served as Interim Head of Biological Sciences since last August. During that time the department hired 5 new faculty members and will hire 3 additional tenure-track faculty this year. Since this is a...

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    News from the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section Annual Meeting: The 2007 SIVB Annual Meeting in Indianapolis (June 8-13) provided a breadth of informative scientific sessions and the social interactions among senior and junior investigators which typify our society. In addition to our co-sponsorship with the Plant Biotechnology section of three interesting and provocative plenary sessions, we sponsored a diversity of “animal kingdom-focused” cell culture symposia and interactive poster sessions. Awards: In addition to providing numerous awards to our student participants (detailed in our formal meeting minutes), we recognized four scientists who have contributed greatly to...

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IAPB (FORMERLY IAPTC) “International Association for Plant Biotechnology invites you to join in 2007!” 2007 promises to be an active year for the US Chapter of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB). Construction of a new website is in progress and should be active before mid-year. There will be 4 issues of a newsletter dedicated to our Chapter and highlighting the international aspects of our members, travel, meetings, reports, as well as lab art and plant biology cartoons. Of course, by joining the IAPB you receive two issues of In Vitro-Plant with an international editorial board and high...

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Agricultural Education Conference

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Carol M. Stiff from Kitchen Culture Kits Inc. participated in the 90th Annual Conference for Wisconsin Instructors in Agricultural Education. Agriculture education instructors in Wisconsin’s public school and technical colleges honored their own and participated in a series of professional development workshops during their convention at the Marriott-Madison West Hotel, June 25th-28th, 2007. Jerry Wendt, President of the state association stated, ” WAAE 90 Years of treasures was the theme that marked a milestone for the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Education. WAAE works to make more than 300 members able to do the job of educating...

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Student Poster Award Results

This year at the SIVB meeting each section offered a student poster competition. Posters were judged on scientific merit and presentation: Abstract (0-10 points): Poster organization (0-20 points): Technical Difficulty (0-10 points): Scientific Soundness (0-20 points): Presentation of Results and Discussion (0-20): Originality (0-20 points): Total (0-100 points): Ranking (1 = highest; 12 = lowest): Below are the abstracts of the Plant winners. Cash awards of $100 (First Place) and $50 (Second Place) plus certificates of the awards were provided by Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc. and Caisson Labs LLC. Judges for Plant posters were Mike Bosela, John Finer, and...

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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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