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

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  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

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  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

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  • Journal Highlights

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  • 2018 Annual Report

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  • 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

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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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