Month: December 2010

President’s Report

Fellow SIVB Members, The first six months of my term have been exciting and rewarding. The Board has faced a number of critical issues, and handled every one quickly and always with the best interests of the Society at the forefront. I have been around a lot of Boards and am pleased to tell you that your society’s Board is among the best I have ever seen. Most of the issues we have handled involved our two journals: In Vitro Plant and In Vitro Animal. Based on some exceptional work by the Publications Committee we finalized a new contract...

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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...

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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.  Dr. Dennis Gray was highlighted in the last issue of the In Vitro Report and Dr. Wayne Parrot is highlighted in this issue.  It was a pleasure to nominate Wayne Parrott...

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2010 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2010 In Vitro Biology Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri. 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) 562-0600, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at weathers@wpi.edu. 2010 WILTON R. EARLE AWARD AND STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Isolation, Characterization and RNAi-suppression of COMT and 4CL Genes in Sugarcane Sugarcane (Saccharum sp. hybrids) is a highly productive C4 grass used as the main source of sugar and more recently to produce ethanol, a...

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2010 PBS Oral Presentation Competitions

Winners of the 2010 SIVB Plant Biotechnology Student and Post Doc Oral Competitions were announced during their respective sessions at the 2010 In Vitro Biology Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Cash awards of $250, $150, and $50 were provided for the first, second, and third place winners respectively. The awards were made possible by ad hoc donations from Monsanto Company. Coordinators Michael Bosela and Sukhpreet Sandhu  thank this year’s judges (Student Competition Judges: Michael Kane, Lisa Lee, and Ian Curtus; Post Doc Competition Judges: Jeffrey Adelberg, Maud Hinchee and Nancy Reichert) for their time and encouragement of the student...

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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.

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