Month: June 2012

President’s Report

Fellow SIVB Members, As I write this I am in the last two weeks of my presidency. I find it hard to believe that two years have flown by in a blink of the eye. It should be pointed out that those 2 years have provided some of the best memories of my professional life. SIVB is a strong organization; strong in leadership, strong financially, strong in its contributions to the field of in vitro sciences, and, most importantly, strong in the actions, intentions and practices of its membership. There could not be a greater honor in science than...

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Michael Horn Endowment Fund

The SIVB has recently initiated Endowment Funds in recognition of special individuals that have made a profound impact on our society.  The most recent fund is the Dr. Michael Horn Endowment Fund that is being introduced to the SIVB through the In Vitro Report and more will be shared about this fund at our annual meeting in Seattle. As many of you already know, Mike Horn is a member of the SIVB since 1987 and he has been at our annual meetings as long as I can remember, including our meeting last year in Raleigh. Tricia, Mike’s wife, has...

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The 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Meeting

The 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Meeting is just around the corner.  On June 3 – 7, we will be convening at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside in Bellevue, Washington State.  Our World Congresses are held once every four years and provide us with an exceptional way to connect with nationally- and internationally-recognized scientists from in vitro research fields including those involved in agriculture, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The global attendance includes speakers and attendees from academia, industry, and government.  This unusual mix of participants provides SIVB with the opportunity to offer scientific sessions in...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2012! Dr. Hui Chen, Conagen Inc Dr. Thomas Curtis Currier, Bayer CropScience Dr. Wayne Curtis, Penn State University Patricia Dixon,  DOD-USAF Sardar Abulfazal Farooq, Sultan Qabos University Travis Johansen, Tissue-Grown Corporation Rodney Kahn, Tissue-Grown Corporation Dr. Jan Leach, Colorado State University Ms. Blanca Patricia Martinez-Bonfil, Instituto Politecnico Nacional Dr. Javier Narvaez, CIBUS Ms. Shoshana Pofelis, DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology Judy Rouse-Miller, University of West Indies Peter Tolley, Tissue-Grown Corporation Ms. Eleanor Vesty, University of Birmingham Ms. Xinhua Wang, Prarie Plant Ching-Hui (Genevieve) Yang, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Jiaming Yin, SRA...

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  News from the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences (IVACS) Section Greetings to the Members of the IVACS Section: As the IVACS Chair for the past two years, I have enjoyed working with the SIVB leadership, the IVACS officers and membership, the SIVB Business office, and the Plant Biotechnology officers and membership.  Becoming more involved with the SIVB has been a great experience and I would encourage interested members of IVACS to become more involved with SIVB. I especially want to thank my fellow IVACS officers, Cynthia Goodman, Brad Upham, and Yvonne Reid, who were instrumental to our Section’s...

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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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