Month: June 2009

President’s Report

I’m going back to dignity and grace.  I’m going back to Charleston, where I belong. Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind The 2009 In Vitro Biology meeting in Charleston, SC is rapidly approaching.  I am sure you have all made your reservations, registered for the meeting and are now putting the final touches on your posters and presentations.  Right?  If you haven’t registered for the meeting by now – what are you waiting for?  This year’s In Vitro Biology meeting is going to be as scientifically exciting as ever – that goes without saying – and Charleston is a...

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Journal Highlights

Detection of Epigenetic Variation in Tissue-culture-derived Plants of Doritaenopsis by Methylation-sensitive Amplification Polymorphism(MSAP) Analysis For centuries the orchid in all its sizes, shapes, colors and fragrances has symbolized all that is exotic and mysterious. With an estimated 25,000-30,000 species worldwide, it is probably the largest flowering plant family. Also the market potential for both orchid cut flowers and potted orchids is very favorable. This has also paved the way for the development of tissue culture techniques for mass clonal propagation. However, there are also many problems associated with the commercial production including slow growth, low multiplication rate, somaclonal variation,...

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Get Involved

Get Involved The Nominations Committee is looking for volunteers to run for SIVB office for the 2010 – 2012 term.  The Nominations Committee is made up of Paul Price (Chair), Greg Phillips, Michael Kane, Michael Fay, Michael Dame, and Cynthia Goodman.  Our Goal is to find  at least 2 candidates each for the following positions. Incumbents can also be candidates.  Below is the list of open positions. The incumbents are in square brackets: President Elect (we need a PBS member) Vice President [Dwight Tomes] Secretary [John Finer] Treasurer [Barbara Doonan] Member-at-Large (replacing Dan Brown, PBS) Member-at-Large (replacing Guy Smagghe, IVACS)...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2009! Manoj Aggarwal, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Aydin Akbudak, University of Arkansas Samar Alsafadi, Institut Gustave Roussy Anthony Okello Ananga, Alabama A&M University Shayn E. Armstrong, Bionique Testing Laboratories Waheed Arshad, Quaid-i-Azam University Suleyman Avci, Ankara University Kasi Azhakanandam, Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. Kelly J Barry, SIU Edwardsville Alice Berta, Arizona State University Esteban Bortiri, Syngenta Biotechnology Linda Brennan, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research Anthony R Calabro Jun Cao, Athenixcorp Inc. D. S. Chauhan Irene Cherni, Arizona State University Divann Cofield, Becton Dickinson Andrew Jonathan Conley, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Luisa...

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        News from the PBS Section Dannette Ward was featured in the March 30, 2009, issue of People Magazine as one of our nations “heroes” for bringing biotech education to students.  Dannette works for Monsanto and has an interest in providing teachers and students with the tools to have a full appreciation for agriculture and biotechnology.  Dannette is actively involved with biotech education at the Clyde C. Miller Career Academy in Saint Louis, the Saint Louis Community College and Future Farmers of America (FFA).  The People Magazine article highlights her inspiring influence of students at the Clyde...

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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

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  • Journal Highlights

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  • The Changing Landscape of Ag Biotech

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  • 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.

Sylvia Mitchell

Michael Fay

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