Month: December 2007


News from the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section In addition to expressing our appreciation for your service to SIVB and to the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences section, we wanted to alert and remind you of three principal issues: 2008 Scientific Program – Tucson The entire tentative program for the 2008 annual meeting in Tucson is available elsewhere in this publication and on the SIVB website. Together with our Plant Biotechnology colleagues, we will be convening four plenary symposia, focused upon: RNA-based technologies and therapeutics; Bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics; Large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals and secondary metabolites; and Biofuels....

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Education Outreach

FVSU spreads the word about biotechnology Gina Clark is among several educators who attended a five-day biotechnology workshop through the Educating the Educators project at Fort Valley State University. Clark received thousands of dollars worth of tools and biotechnology supplies to set up a laboratory where she works, Peach County High School. The workshop was from July 16 – 20 at the university’s Agricultural Research Station. Since 2004, the College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs has taught nearly 40 teachers from across Georgia about biotechnology — a science that is changing the world. Participating teachers also receive...

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Center for Biotech Employees Opens in NC

Education News WORLD’S LARGEST CENTER FOR EDUCATING BIOTECH EMPLOYEES OPENS IN NORTH CAROLINA RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 19, 2007 – A state-of the-art training center formally opened at N.C. State University today, giving North Carolina a distinct advantage in the rapidly growing and globally competitive biotechnology industry. The 82,500-square-foot Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a globally unique facility with commercial-scale equipment to provide the specialized education and training needed to work in the biopharmaceutical industry. It provides hands-on training for both university and community college students as well as industry employees, and also supports research into...

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Special Workshop at 2007 SIVB Meeting

A High School Teachers Biotechnology workshop was held in conjunction with the 2007 SIVB conference in Indianapolis. Fifteen high school and community college educators convened with Liz Roemer and Todd Murphy on Friday June 8th for two days of intensive hands-on work in the laboratories of Ivy Tech Community College. These hands-on workshops were followed by attendance at the SIVB conference. The majority of the workshop expenses were covered by a grant from the Indiana Department of Education, with supplemental support from the SIVB Education Committee and Ivy Tech. Generous donations of time and supplies were provided by Mike...

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Student Awards

Students – We Need You! Students who plan to attend the 2008 SIVB meetings and present posters or talks should apply for one of the SIVB travel grants. See the SIVB website for more information: Students who need specific plant tissue culture training should apply for the Philip White Award. If you need help finding a host lab, please contact Carol Stiff at Philip White Memorial Award GUIDELINES FOR COMMITTEE The Philip White Memorial Award is a study award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent pioneer, teacher and researcher in plant cell and...

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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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