Month: December 2013

President’s Report

This will be the last President’s Report that I write where I wish the SIVB membership a Happy Holiday season and Blessed New Year. This is the time of year to reflect back and recount the reasons why we are thankful. As I type this, I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my youngest daughter to join my wife, my older daughter, Nicole Songstad, and me for the Thanksgiving Holiday. My daughter, Allison Songstad, is studying for her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research where she is developing induced pluripotent stem...

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2014 World Forum on Biology Announcement

The Society for Cryobiology Joins SIVB in Savannah 2014 This year’s 2014 World Forum on Biology – Joint Meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology and the Society for Cryobiology will be in Savannah, Georgia from May 31 – June 4. This first-time collaborative event between the SIVB and the SfC will provide both the intimacy and high quality science that are the focus of both organizations and you won’t want to miss it. Sit and talk one-on-one with leading experts who have shaped the science you use today; then, attend scientific sessions where they will present their...

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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. Paul J. Price and Dr. William J. Smith with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards...

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SIVB Young Scientist Award

The SIVB Young Scientist Award recognizes professionals who have contributed significantly to advancements of the In Vitro Sciences, generally within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree. The award consists of a certificate and a monetary honorarium. At the 2013 SIVB meeting in Providence, RI the Plant Biotechnology section recognized Dr. Sadanand Dhekney with the Young Scientist Award. Professor Sadanand A. Dhekney Dr. Dhekney obtained his PhD from the University of Florida in 2004 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Horticulture at the University of Wyoming. He has a 45% teaching, 45% research and 10% advising appointment....

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SIVB Student Awards

he following student awards were presented at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Information on additional awardees at the 2013 Meeting was presented in the previous issue of the In Vitro Report. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.org) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 562-0600, sivb@sivb.org. THE 2013 SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Optimization of Cryopreservation Protocols for Shoot Meristem Tips of Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) Sea oats (Uniola paniculata) plantings serve as a stabilizer and builder of coastal dunes, which decrease 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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