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

    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 https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 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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