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

    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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