Month: December 2007

President’s Report

Dear SIVB Members, By the time you receive this issue of the In Vitro Report, your Board of Directors (BOD) will have completed their Fall Board Meeting at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort. This meeting is extremely important as it is the only time the Board meets face-to-face, with the exception of the annual meeting. It is normally held at the site of the upcoming meeting, so that the Board can see that the space will indeed fulfill our needs. At other times issues of importance to the Society that need Board approval are conducted through conference calls...

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Election Reminder

If you are a Regular, Emeritus, Honorary, or Life member of the Society, you were sent an email with a link to vote for the 2008-2010 Election. Please remember, this election is electronic only, you will not receive a hard copy ballot. Please follow instructions on the email to vote. If you have problems voting, please contact our office at sivb@sivb.org or by calling 919-420-7940. The election closes on December 17, 2007. SIVB Business...

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2008 World Congress Update

The 2008 World Congress is fast approaching. This year, the World Congress will be held in the “Old Pueblo,” Tucson, Arizona, from June 14 – 18 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort. The Program Committee has assembled a superb scientific program with symposia topics ranging from Stem Cell Plasticity to Glyco-Engineering of Pharma Proteins from Plant Cells and Student Professional Development – CV/Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills. The World Congress offers a diverse program of interest to national and international scientists and students in all fields of In Vitro and cellular Biology. The sessions will...

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In Memory of….

IN MEMORIAM Leonard J. Schiff, PhD 1938-2007 The Society For In Vitro Biology (SIVB) recognizes the life and achievements of Dr. Leonard J. Schiff who passed away on September 13, 2007 at his home in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Schiff was born and raised in Weatherford, Oklahoma and was a life-long and passionate fan of the Oklahoma Sooners football team. His undergraduate education began in biology and Medical Technology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After serving in the U.S. Army and assignments at the Fitzsimons General Hospital Army Medical Research & Nutrition Laboratory, he earned his Master’s degree in Microbiology...

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SIVB Fellow Awards

The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public government, academic or private industry activities. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Barabara B. Doonan, Todd J. Jones, J. Denry Sato, and Guy Smagghe, with the SIVB Fellow Awards. The last issue of the In Vitro Report featured J. Denry Sato, and this issue features Guy Smagghe and Barbara Doonan. The next issue of the In Vitro Report...

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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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