Month: June 2013

President’s Report

I am writing this as I reflect upon the first year of my presidency and as I look forward for the second year to come. At this mid-way point in tenure as President, I’m reflective and prospective at the same time. I’m reflective on the strong position that the SIVB currently has as a society, particularly with regards to our membership, our program and our financial status. In being reflective, I realize that the accomplishments during my term are mostly due to the actions of the current board, the past board and countless members that “step up” and help...

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2013 Meeting Update

The 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting is just around the corner. SIVB is returning to the North East for the first time in 40 years and we are excited to share all the unique opportunities this region can provide. We have planned special events and sessions that take advantage of all this location has to offer. Learn more about possibilities that await you at this year’s annual meeting! Advanced Tissue Culture Workshop: Saturday, June 15 SIVB’s mission includes fostering education on proper cell culturing techniques. To encourage this, we are holding an Advanced Tissue Culture Workshop on Best Practices...

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Advanced Tissue Culture Workshop

The 2013 SIVB Advanced Tissue Culture Workshop: Best Practices in Plant and Animal Cell Cultures will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Providence, Rhode Island. The workshop, sponsored by the Education Committee, will be co-convened by Albert Kausch, PhD, Professor, Director, Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Rhode Island University and Yvonne Reid, PhD, Manager/Scientist, Cell Biology Program, ATCC.The aim of this workshop is to acquaint junior scientists in best practices in plant and animal cell culture techniques. The course is modular providing concurrent presentations for the plant and animals cell culture components. The Plant...

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Member Profile

J. Denry Sato, D.Phil – 2013 Program Chair Now a retired cell and molecular biologist, I have been a member of the SIVB since 1984. I served as the editor-in-chief of In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Animal from 2005 through 2011 and remain on the editorial board. I am the program chair of the 2013 annual meeting in Providence, RI, and as a consequence, I have been on the SIVB board of directors for the past year. Although I have never considered myself an immunologist, an interest in applying immunological techniques to biological problems shaped the direction of my...

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Member News

  Dr. Maria Somleva (Metabolix Inc., Cambridge, MA) has received funding from the DOE (Award Number: DE-EE0004943) for 6 million dollars for the grant titled “Renewable Enhanced Feedstocks for Advanced Biofules and Bioproducts (REFABB)”. Dr. Somleva has also recently published the paper titled “PHA bioplastics, biochemicals, and energy from crops” in the Plant Biotechnology Journal. Please use the attached link to read the abstract of the paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23294864. Dr. Dwight Tomes retired from Pioneer Hi-Bred at the end of January, 2013.     Dr. Jerry Ranch retired from Pioneer Hi-Bred at the end of February, 2013. Both Dwight and...

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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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