Month: March 2010

President’s Report

“We are like dwarfs standing upon the shoulders of giants, and so able to see more and see farther” ~ Bernard of Chartres, circa 1130 (often also attributed to Sir Isaac Newton) Welcome, dear SIVBers, to the new year and the new decade!  Frankly, I can’t say that I am too sad to see the “Naught” decade recede in the taillights; time to move on.  I am ardently looking forward to a fresh decade, brimming with new potential.  However, even though I am in anticipatory, forward-looking mode, I have decided to look retrospectively in this particular report. The little...

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In Passing

James H. M. Henderson Dies at Age 92 James H. M. Henderson, Ph. D. was an internationally known plant physiologist.  Most of his teaching and research years were spent at Tuskegee University at the George Washington Carver Research Foundation, where he was director for several years. He spent several tours of research activity, in both the U.S. and foreign countries. He was actively involved in numerous scientific organizations and has been a prolific contributor to scientific journals. Dr. Henderson began mentoring young students into careers in the biological and allied sciences during his senior years. This activity, he commented,...

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Meeting Update

Greetings, Fellow SIVB Members. We are in the process of finalizing all aspects of our program for the 2010 In Vitro Biology Meeting being held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 6-11, 2010, in conjunction with the 12th International Association for Plant Biotechnology.  The overarching theme for the SIVB meeting is: “In Vitro Biology: Impacting the Globe, Improving Lives”.  We have chosen this theme because we feel strongly that our society members are participating in research efforts that have broad implications for both the medical sciences as well as food production strategies (agriculture as well as aquaculture).  Plenary sessions...

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Election Results

2010 – 2012 Election Results The 2010 – 2012 elections are complete. Below are the results. All eligible members were sent an electronic ballot and received instructions on how to vote. All elected members will take office beginning at the SIVB Annual Meeting in June 2010:   SIVB Officers and Committee Chairs: President Elect: David D. Songstad Vice President: Gregory C. Phillips Secretary: John J. Finer Treasurer: Barbara B. Doonan Member-at-Large: Lucila E. J. Lee Member-at-Large: Wayne A. Parrott Publications Chair: Barbara M. Reed Public Policy Chair: Pamela J. Weathers Awards Chair: Maud A. Hinchee Education Chair: Margaret M....

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ACMAP Elects a Board of Directors and Announces Its First Annual Meeting The American Council for Medicinally Active Plants Inc. (ACMAP) officially became a non-profit corporation in the state of Florida on September 1, 2009.  “The purpose of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP) is to promote and foster research, education, development, production, and conservation of medicinal, aromatic and other bioactive plants useful to human health.”  See details at the website: In January 2010, the organizing members elected their first Board of Directors: President: Anand Yadav (Fort Valley State University, GA) Vice President: Gary Stutte  (Kennedy...

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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.

Sylvia Mitchell

Michael Fay

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