Month: June 2010

President’s Report

This is my last report as President of the Society for In Vitro Biology.  My 2-year term ends at the annual meeting in June and President-Elect William Smith assumes the helm. I have enjoyed the privilege of leading our Society over the past 2 years and I sincerely appreciated the trust that you placed in me.  I hope you find that the trust has been well-founded.  I am confident that SIVB is on solid footing and the incoming leadership is primed to guide SIVB into the future.  I have also enjoyed the opportunity to use this forum as my...

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Meeting Update

Science in the Heartland – The 2010 SIVB Meeting/IAPB Congress Before you know it, the 2010 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) meeting will be upon us. This year’s meeting is being held June 6-11 in St. Louis, Missouri, in conjunction with the 12th International Association for Plant Biology (IAPB) Congress. IAPB congresses are held at four-year intervals and typically attract research scientists from wide-ranging fields of plant and agricultural biotechnology from around the world. SIVB annual meetings are international events focusing on the science, novel technologies, and advances of in vitro biology for both plants and animals. The scientific program at this...

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Changes Going on at the IVR

Dr. Carol Stiff is stepping down as co-editor of the In Vitro Report. Carol has been co-editor for 4 years. Carol is stepping down to devote more time to her non-profit business, Kitchen Culture Education Technologies Inc. where she is president and executive director, and to assist with the new non-profit business, American Council for Medicinally Active Plants where she is the Treasurer and the volunteer Webmaster. Carol has been a member of the SIVB (called the “TCA” at that time) since the 70’s when Dr. Toshio Murashige sent her stacks of his publications and suggested she join...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2010! Lauren A.C. Alt, Midwestern University Christopher Bagley, BASF Plant Science, L. P. Jason Burris, University of Tennessee Daria Gavriochkina, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Julie Ghosh James R. Johnson, Washington University Molecular Imaging Center Ceasie Li Wansang Lim, Kansas State University Maitri Yogen Shah Sandhya Rani Vanam, ICRISAT Thomas Varghese, Walters Gardens...

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        Dr. Shinya Maki, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Niihama National College of Technology, Niihama, Japan is spending a 6 month sabbatical leave in the laboratory of Barbara M. Reed, USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Oregon.  Dr. Maki will be working on studies of methylation response of plant tissues exposed to cryopreservation. Submitted by Barbara M. Reed Dr. Michael Horn was elected to the Board of Directors of Kitchen Culture Education Technologies Inc and its subsidiary the “Home Tissue Culture Group”.  KCET was founded in 2007 by president and executive director, Dr....

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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

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