Month: September 2010

President’s Report

This is my first report as President of the Society for In Vitro Biology. I cannot begin to explain how much excitement and pride accompanies that statement. Most of my 42-year scientific career has been associated with SIVB or its predecessor TCA.  I have presented my lab’s research at many annual meetings, been on the Board of Director’s in multiple capacities, and even attended one meeting as an Exhibitor. I have seen the Society at some of its low points and have felt the vigor of this group to raise itself to the high point at which it currently...

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2010 Society for In Vitro Biology Meeting

The 2010 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) annual meeting was a joint meeting with the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) in Saint Louis Missouri in June.  The joint meeting occurs every four years when the IAPB meeting is held in the U.S.  Four years ago, the IAPB meeting was held in Beijing, China.  The last joint SIVB/IAPB meeting was held in Orlando, Florida in 2002.  This year’s meeting in Saint Louis was a success.  Overall attendance was a bit lower than expected, but the meeting attracted a wide range of interesting speakers and poster presenters, and as...

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2010 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 recommended by the Awards Committee.  The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr.Wilf Keller, Dr. Peggy Lemaux, and Dr. Donald Ingber with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards...

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2010 SIVB Fellow Award

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 Dennis Gray and Wayne Parrot with Fellow Awards at the 2010 In Vitro Biology Meeting.  This issue of the In Vitro Report will highlight Dr. Dennis Gray, and Dr. Wayne Parrot will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of the In Vitro Report.  Dennis J. Gray...

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2010 Distinguished Service Award

One of the benefits of being the Society’s President is the privilege of honoring those who have served the Society with a SIVB Distinguished Service Award.  This year, 6 honorees were presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2010 In Vitro Biology meeting in St. Louis. Three of the recipients were outgoing members of the SIVB Board of Directors and I wished to recognize their contributions to the Society.  Dwight Tomes is the out-going Vice President while Dan Brown and Guy Smagghe have each served terms as Members-at-Large for the Plant Biotechnology and IVACS sections, respectively.  I sincerely...

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  • 2018 Annual Report

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