Month: March 2013

President’s Report

Here is wishing everyone in the SIVB a happy, rewarding and prosperous 2013! A new year always brings the feeling of Re-Birth, Re-Commitment and becoming Re-Energized in whatever we happen to be doing. This is also how we should think about the SIVB and what we can do together to further promote our society and our mission which is to “foster exchange of knowledge of in vitro biology of cells, tissues and organs from both plant and animals (including humans)”. So, in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I would like to discuss the following: Re-Birth: Let’s view and...

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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.Tetsuji Okamoto. Dr. Dannette Connor-Ward and Dr. Peggy J. Ozias-Akins were highlighted in previous issues of the...

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2013 Keynote Speaker

Distinguished Professor, Steve Briggs, Will Deliver the Keynote Address at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Briggs will provide the keynote address at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting (June 15 – 19) in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Briggs received his undergraduate degree in Botany from the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), and his Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). He spent the first part of his career in industry, where he previously served as a...

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Meeting Update

Have you made your plans to join us in Providence, Rhode Island? A lot of exciting things are happening in preparation for the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Check out what’s new and exciting and make your plans to join us! Register NOW!   NEW Research Technician Registration Rate You spoke and we listened! SIVB is now offering all research technicians and assistants a special rate of 50% off the regular registration to attend the meeting. To receive this rate, the research technician’s will need to provide a letter from their supervisor confirming their status as a research technician...

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In Memoriam

Professor Akira Sakai Professor Akira Sakai, a pioneer of plant cryobiology and plant cryopreservation, passed away on the 5th of October after a long hospitalization. He was 92-years old. Dr. Sakai was an honorary member of the Society for In Vitro Biology. Prof. Sakai was a Professor in Plant Freezing Injury research section of the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University until his retirement in 1982. At the Institute of Low Temperature Science, He explored and developed a new direction of the research field “plant cold hardiness” in Japan. He studied physiological mechanisms of cold acclimation, cold hardiness...

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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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