Month: March 2009

President’s Report

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.~ Mark Twain As I write this, it’s early January, it’s a new year, the holidays are over and the nation is preparing to inaugurate a new president.  After the past several months of massive financial meltdowns, a deepening, global recession, government bailouts, and BCS bowl games, it’s very tempting to hope that the new year and the new administration will bring “the change we need”.  No doubt, the challenges facing President Obama and the country are daunting, but there are reasons for guarded optimism and I,...

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2009 SIVB Meeting Update

2009 SIVB MEETING UPDATE Please remember to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2009 SIVB meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, this coming June 6-10, 2009.  The Keynote speaker will be Russ Miller from Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he will give the keynote address entitled “Introduction to the DOE BioEnergy Science Center”.  Russ is a Senior Commercialization Manager in ORNL’s Partnerships Directorate.  President Barack Obama has clearly stated that biofuels will be a strategic component of his energy policy as the new administration develops and this keynote presentation is very timely and pertinent to the interests of...

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Vimla and Indra Vasil Library Dedication

University of Florida dedicates Vimla and Indra Vasil Library and Reading Room The University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department now boasts its own library and reading room, named in honor of Indra Vasil, a graduate research professor emeritus with the department, and his wife Vimla, a scientist emeritus with the department.  The University has previously established an endowed professorship, the Vasil-Monsanto Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, in honor of Indra Vasil. Drs. Vimla and Indra Vasil have been presented with numerous awards from the SIVB.  Indra Vasil received the Plant Fellow Award in 1999, The Distinguished Service Award in...

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Journal Highlights

The authors that wrote this review article are David Gidoni1 (left), Vibha Srivastava2 (center), Nir Carmi1 (right). 1Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel 2Department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA Site-specific excisional recombination strategies for elimination of undesirable transgenes from crop plants A major limitation of crop biotechnology and breeding is the lack of efficient molecular technologies for precise engineering of target genomic loci. The random introduction of complex transgenic DNA into the plant genome, as implicated by current direct- and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation...

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New Member Database

New Member Database for SIVB members The Society for In Vitro Biology is expanding its outreach to members and prospective members this year with website updates including secure online registration and payment features. Members and friends can log in to maintain their own member profile, join or renew memberships to the association, and register for the upcoming meeting.  Members will have access to members only benefits, and visitors will still be able to access the sites to learn more about the SIVB and register for meetings. As a member of the society in 2008, we have already set up...

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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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