Month: March 2008

President’s Report

Dear SIVB Members, The Fall Board of Directors (BOD) meeting was held on October 27th at the beautiful Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort, the home of our 2008 World Congress (June 14-18). The resort is northwest of Tucson at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The views from the resort are breathtaking. The hotel, accommodations and location are perfect for our meeting. The Program committee, under Dave Ellis, has done an excellent job to bring us an outstanding and truly International scientific program and along with a fun Social Program, the meeting promises to be very special. Please...

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Fellow Award

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. This year the Society honored Barbara B. Doonan, Todd J. Jones, J. Denry Sato, and Guy Smagghe, with the Fellow Awards. Dr. Todd Jones is highlighted in this issue of the In Vitro Report. Dr. Todd Jones Dr. Todd Jones was nominated by the Plant Biotechnology Section and awarded Fellow status to the...

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Distinguished Service Awards

David Jayme David Jayme received his B.S. (Chemistry, 1974) and M.S. (Biochemistry, 1975) degrees both from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT). He received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in 1979. He received postdoctoral training (1979-1981) in the Department of Human Genetics and Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT), and then served as a Research Assistant Professor (1981-1983) of Pharmacology and Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA). From 1983 to 2004 he worked at GIBCO/Life Technologies (Grand Island, NY) where he served as Head of...

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Meeting Updates

“The Father of Economic Ecology” to be Keynote Speaker at 2008 World Congress Professor M. S. Swaminathan will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. Professor Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Program as “the Father of Economic Ecology” and by Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations, as “a living...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2008! Maria Lucrecia Alvarez, CIDV – Biodesign A at Arizona State University Jos Boxtel, Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. Mariola Kulawiec, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Zhiwu Li, Institute for Advance Learning and Research Chuansheng Mei, The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Paul Olivier, Targeted Growth Inc. Carol Potenza, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Station Birama Sidibe, SHELTAFRICA Anestis Sovatzoglou, G Sovatzoglou Steven Tudor, The Samuel Roberts Noble...

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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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