Month: September 2008

President’s Report

Yes, it was a dry heat, but it was still hot. And, no, I’m not talking about my version of the “chicken dance” or, heaven forbid, any dalliances with dancing girls. No, I’m talking about the hot topics discussed during the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology! This year’s meeting was particularly piquant, with plenary sessions that explored a broad spectrum of subjects from the application of small RNA molecules, to the production of bioactive molecules in cell culture to biofuels. Does it get any hotter than that? From a personal perspective, I particularly enjoyed the Plant Biotechnology...

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers or highly influential researchers to the science and art of cell culture. They are men and women who have devoted their careers to exemplary research and/or teaching. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are selected by vote of the Board of Directors from a list of nominations received and recommendation by the Awards Committee. Letter of Nomination for Prof. Jack Widholm for the Honor of Lifetime Achievement Award to the SIVB from Mike...

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Fellow Awards

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. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Michael Horn and Arthur McIntosh with the SIVB Fellow Awards at the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. Dr. Michael E. Horn I, Jerry Ranch presented Mike Horn with the 2008 SIVB Fellow Award. Mike was recognized for his many contributions to the SIVB over...

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Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award recipients are chosen by the SIVB President and awarded at the annual meeting. The award is given to a select person or persons who, in the eyes of the President, went that extra mile to ensure the continued viability of the Society and in doing so, made the office of the President smoother and more efficient.This year’s recipients are the outgoing Board of Directors (BOD). My BOD was probably unique in its closeness and co-operation. It was a very hard-working BOD that discussed every issue thoughtfully and when it came time to vote every vote...

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Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, Tucson, Arizona. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.org) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at weathers@wpi.edu. 2008 WILTON R. EARLE AWARD and SIVB TRAVEL AWARD Use of Serological and Molecular Methods to Determine Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) Resistance in Candidate Rootstocks to Replace Sour Orange Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) is the most economically important virus affecting citrus worldwide. CTV...

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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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