Month: December 2008

President’s Report

By the time you receive this newsletter, the US Presidential election will be history and, assuredly, historic. We will either have our first African-American president or our first woman vice-president. Either way, we will have a new president, a new administration and, most likely, a new science policy that will be used to guide research funding and technology decision-making. I hope you all had a chance to check out the “Science Debate 2008” website to see how the candidates responded to the “top 14” science and technology questions posed by that ad hoc organization. The “top 14” questions were...

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2009 Meeting Update

2009 In Vitro Biology Meeting Planning is Well Underway! Planning for the 2009 SIVB meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, is well underway. The meeting will be at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston from June 6 to 10, 2009. Our free student registration campaign is also on-going this year and we expect a large number of students to register and participate in the meeting again at the 2009 annual meeting. We also will have a social event planned for the Magnolia Plantation in Charleston on Tuesday June 9th and are also organizing a tour of Arborgen, the biotechnology company...

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Special Biofuels IVP Issue

Summary of Special In Vitro Plant Issue on Biofuels: (The following contribution to In Vitro Report is the executive summary of one of twenty submissions that will appear in an upcoming special issue of In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant, Volume 45, related to Biofuels.) Drivers Leading to Higher Food Prices: Biofuels Are Not the Main Culprit Paul Armah, Aaron Archer, and Gregory C. Phillips, College of Agriculture & Technology, Arkansas State University, P.O. Box 1080, State University, AR 72467 USA, gphillips@astate.edu Contributing Editor: David D. Songstad, Accepted October 10, 2008 No one can deny that the...

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Journal Highlights

Multi-potentiality of a New Immortalized Epithelial Stem Cell Line Derived from Human Hair Follicles Research in this laboratory focuses on the molecular and cellular characterization of adult epithelial stem cells and pathways which lead to cancer from stem cells. The stem cells of human and murine skin reside in a specific area (niche) of the hair follicle called the “bulge”. These cells have stem cell properties of self-renewal, slow-cycling and multi-potentiality within skin, giving rise to epidermis, sebaceous gland and hair follicle. These bulge cells are also responsible for regeneration of the hair follicle during hair cycling. A number...

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2008 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, Tucson, Arizona. Specific information related to the available student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.0rg) 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 JOHN S. SONG AWARD Nitrogen Depletion is Related to Competence Acquisition to Root – to – Shoot Conversion in Catasetum fimbriatum Nitrogen compounds are important signals for the root growth maintenance and development. Roots of Catasetum fimbriatum stop growing when the plants...

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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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