Month: December 2012

President’s Report

  Fellow SIVB Members, We are coming to the time of year when we prepare for the holiday season and time with family, friends and loved ones. It is also a time to reflect upon the year that we are winding down and the new year that awaits us. I am so thankful for my family and friends; many of my friends who are members of the SIVB. I would not be the person I am today without the love, influence and support of my family and friends. As I reflect back on 2012 from a SIVB perspective, this...

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2013 Meeting

SIVB Heads to the Northeast’s Creative Capital This year’s 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, will be the first time that SIVB has held our annual meeting in the Northeast USA since the early 1970s and we are excited to be back. The meeting will be held at the Rhode Island Conference Center from June 15 – 19, 2013 with hotel accommodations being offered through the Westin Providence. We are pleased to announce that Steven Briggs will be the keynote symposium speaker during the Sunday, June 16 Opening Ceremony. Steve Briggs, Distinguished Professor, Cell & Developmental...

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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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2012 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 Dannette Connor-Ward, Tetsuji Okamoto, and Peggy J. Ozias-Akins with Fellow Awards at the 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. This issue of the In Vitro Report will highlight Dr. Peggy J. Ozias-Akins. Dr. Dannette Connor-Ward was highlighted in the previous issue of the In Vitro...

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2012 SIVB Distinguished Service Awards

At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 SIVB meeting in Bellevue, WA the SIVB Past-President, Dr. William J. Smith had the pleasure of presenting awards to those individuals who had provided extraordinary service to the Society over the preceding year. The awarding of the Distinguished Service Award is at the discretion of the president and symbolizes his recognition of contributions that were highly meaningful to his presidency. While each member is critical to the success of the Society, and the hard work of a large number of individuals has put SIVB onto a strong financial footing, Dr. Smith chose...

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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

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  • Journal Highlights

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  • 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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