Month: June 2008

President’s Report

Dear SIVB members, The winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting was held on Feb. 16, 2008 by conference call. We were up-dated by Marietta Ellis, our Managing Director and by John Harbell, SIVB Vice-President, on the meeting statistics and program for the 2008 World Congress (June 14 – 18 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort). Everything is running smoothly including abstract submissions, registration, fundraising and the scientific sessions. The World Congress is going to be an outstanding meeting with great science and a great location at a bargain price, so please plan to be there (sivb@sivb.org). The BOD...

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Journal Highlights

Retinal Pigment Epithelium Modulates Photoreceptor Differentiation: A Possible Role in Retinal Stem Cell Niche The research undertaken in this laboratory focuses on developing photoreceptor cells from immature retinal stem/progenitor cells for ultimate transplantation into diseased retinas. Photoreceptor cells reside in the outer part of the retina that respond to light stimuli by a conformational change of the visual pigment rhodopsin that is imbedded in its cell membrane. Following stimulation of rhodopsin a cascade of molecular events is initiated that is sent to the visual cortex of the cerebrum for interpretation (vision). Two of the most common disorders of the...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2008 Dr. Aziz Ahmad, University Malaysia Terengganu Dr. Leandro Vieira Astarita, PUCRS Dr. Kayvan Etebari, The University of Guilan Dr. Sandra L. Kelly, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Mr. Yong-Kyung Kim, Seoul National University Dr. Hye Young Lee, Dong-A University Dr. Amit Murar, LRS Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases Ms. Paloma Olvera-Caltzontzin, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro Dr. Kukreja Parveen Dr. Moshe Reuveni, ARO Dr. Eliane R. Santarem, PUCRS Mr. Sanjay Saxena, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Dr. Koen Weterings, Bayer BioScience NV Information provided by the SIVB Business...

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New Editor-in-Chief of IVP

Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant My professional career has spanned over 30 years in which technology I now use on a daily basis literally had no name when I first began. Most of my career has been at Pioneer Hy-bred International (a Dupont company) although the first seven years I was a Professor at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. Biotechnology, genetic transformation, transgenic trait analysis and gene sequence data from plants and animals were distant horizons in those early days. Technology development, primarily in developing practical and efficient genetic transformation in agronomic...

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ExPlants

Biotechnology for the Dogs: Carol Stiff, President of Kitchen Culture Kits Inc., recently offered a benefit plant tissue culture workshop in Milton, Wisconsin to benefit the new Milton Dog Park. Carol, who lives in Milton, says the rate of return was about 500%. “I spent about $200 on supplies for the workshop and the donations exceeded $1100 plus we made the community aware of plant tissue culture. The Mike Kane team has done it again and published an excellent paper on classroom use of orchid tissue culture methods. The title is “A classroom exercise in hand pollination and in...

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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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