Month: December 2007

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 ( or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940,, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (870) 680-4795, email: 2007 SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Inflammation of A549 Epithelial Cells- an In Vitro Comparison of Various Mineral Oxides’ Relative Cytotoxicities and their Impact Upon ROS Release Exposure to minerals via inhalation has long been implicated in the development of a variety of...

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New Member

The Society for In Vitro Biology would like to welcome its new members Hikmet Budak, Sabanci University Dinesh Chandra, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi Reda Elwany Moghaieb, M, Cairo University Edith Powell, Tuskegee University Jodi Deserene-Ann Spence, Scientific Research Council SIVB Business...

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Call for Award Nominations

There are a number of award opportunities for members to receive in 2008. Below is a listing of the awards available. Nominations are due soon, so review the criteria at and let us know if you know any eligible candidates! Lifetime Achievement The Society of In Vitro Biology established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 to recognize those who have achieved academic excellence in their field of study and to honor those who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. Fellow...

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Journal Highlights

Potential for Introducing Cold Tolerance into Papaya by Transformation with C-Repeat Binding Factor (CBF) Genes This project was undertaken as a joint project between the groups at the University of Florida (UF TREC) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU). The idea for this research was to extend the range of a tropical fruit species papaya into the warm temperate zone of north Florida and south Georgia. Because of the absence of cold tolerance in papaya Carica papaya L., a proposal was developed that would 1) probe the genome of papaya and its cold-tolerant Andean relatives in the genus Vasconcellea...

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      News from the In Vitro Plant Cell Sciences Section Valerie Pence reports a successful reintroduction of endangered plants. Plants of the Federally endangered Arenaria cumberlandensis (Cumberland sandwort) were produced by micropropagation in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Endangered Plant Propagation Program in 2005 and were used for an experimental outplanting at a site in the Daniel Boone National Forest in southern Kentucky. More than half the plants survived the first winter and flowered in 2006. This summer a visit to the site revealed that the plants had produced seedlings and are now a reproducing population,...

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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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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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