Month: December 2009

President’s Report

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  And it’s not just because the stifling heat and humidity of Carolina have given way to cooler, crisper weather, or that the leaves have begun to show off their other flavors of chlorophyll.  No, in addition, autumn is also Nobel season.  The Nobel committee has been announcing the winners of the 2009 Nobel awards over the past week or so and I am, once again, awed by the stunning achievements of the winners.  This year there were 3 awardees for the Nobel award for Physiology and Medicine, the closest equivalent to...

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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.   The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Christopher J. Bayne,Glenn B. Collins, Toyoki Kozai, and Masayoshi Namba with SIVB...

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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 E. Kane, Lia H. Campbell, Daniel C. W. Brown, and Pamela J. Weathers with the SIVB Fellow Awards at the 2009 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Michael E. Kane Dr. Michael Kane was a recipient of the SIVB Fellow Award at the 2009 Society for In...

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Young Scientist Award

The Young Scientist Award recognizes professionals who have contributed significantly to advancement of the in vitro sciences, generally within ten years of completion of their terminal degree. The first Young Scientist Award was presented to Dr. Tzvi Tzfira at the 2009 In Vitro Biology Meeting held in Charleston, South Carolina. Tzvi Tzfira Nominated by Dr. Wayne Parrott, Dr. Tzvi Tzfira is the first recipient of the SIVB Young Scientist Award.  This is quite an honor and Dr. Parrott’s nomination letter clearly states why Dr. Tzfira was such a deserving recipient. From Wayne Parrott’s nomination letter: Dr. Tzfira obtained his...

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2009 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2009 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina. 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. 2009 HONOR B. FELL AWARD, HOPE E. HOPPS AWARD, AND STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Collagen Production by Normal Human Dermal Fibroblast Cells in Serum-free Media Collagen is a protein found in the skin and bones that is associated with supporting cell structure and strength. Increased...

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  • President’s Report

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  • 2018 Annual Report

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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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