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 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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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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