Month: September 2012

President’s Report

As this is my first submission to In Vitro Report as the President of the Society for In Vitro Biology, I want to begin with many “Thank You” notes to individuals and our membership.  First, a big “Thank You” goes to Dr. William Smith for his friendship and for successfully shepherding the SIVB over the past two years.  Congratulations Bill, job well done.  Second, I want to thank our Past Presidents, specifically Dr. Todd Jones, Dr. Paul Price and Dr. David Altman, for turning the ship away from bankruptcy and towards prosperity!  I also want to thank our current...

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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 was introduced to the SIVB through the In Vitro Report and was shared 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 also been at many of our...

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The 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Recap

The 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, held in Bellevue, WA, was a terrific success thanks to the efforts of Fredy Altpeter, Program Chair; Vibha Srivastava, Plant Biotechnology Section Program Chair; Brad Upham, In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section Program Chair; and the Education and Student Committee Chairs, Margaret Young, Kerri Neugebauer, and Vinita Daniel. These Chairs with the help of their committees worked hard to ensure an exciting and informative program was presented. We were also honored to welcome the Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments and The Japanese Tissue Culture Association as Co-sponsors at the...

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2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting

Join SIVB as we head back to the East Coast! Join SIVB as we head back to the East Coast! This is the first time SIVB has held our Annual Meeting in New England since 1973 and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit one of the first 13 US Colonies! The 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Conference Center and The Westin Providence. About Providence, Rhode Island Providence, the Creative Capital, combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of...

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2012 SIVB 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. Wallace McKeehan and Dr. Niels Bols with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the...

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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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