Month: March 2015

2015 Meeting Update

In This Issue – 49.1 President’s Report New IVP Editor 2015 Meeting: Keynote Speaker 2015 Meeting Update Student Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Journal Highlight Perks of Membership Membership Matters SIVB Member Profile Member News New Members MAKE YOUR PLANS TO JOIN US! ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31! The Program Committee requests abstracts of your research for presentation at the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Don’t miss out on your chance to share your scientific research with hundreds of scientists working in the fields of in vitro tissue culture and biotechnology. The abstract submission deadline to submit your abstract for poster presentation is March 31! MEET THE 2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Learn more about the 2014 Keynote Speaker, Calvin Kuo, from Stanford University School of Medicine. SEE WHO IS PRESENTING: Learn from Leading Experts! Come learn the latest advances in plant and animal biotechnology with informative sessions focusing on the science, novel technologies, and advances of in vitro biology for both plants and animals presented by leading scientists. MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS There are still some rooms left at the meeting hotel. Make your reservations now at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort and be in the heart of the meeting’s activity. CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL EVENTS Tuesday Evening at the Sonora Desert Museum Plans are underway for a special evening on Tuesday, June 2 at...

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New Members

In This Issue – 49.1 President’s Report New IVP Editor 2015 Meeting: Keynote Speaker 2015 Meeting Update Student Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Journal Highlight Perks of Membership Membership Matters SIVB Member Profile Member News New Members SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2015! Hussain Ali Alwael Durga Attili Danny Brown Pankaj Dhonukshe, DNA Green Group Henry Dorsey Robyn Fisher, Vitron, Inc. Brett Gytri, Tissue-Grown Corp. Nathaniel Kent Hamaker, Curtis Lab at Penn State University Jeffrey E Hartle, Weyerhaeuser Co. Osagie Idehen, Tuskegee University Ratna Karan, University of Florida Tatiana Kuznetsova, In Vitro Plant-tech Megan Mathey, Spring Meadow Nursery Shannon Duane McClintock, University of Michigan Medical School Steve Michael Millett, Hort Americas Yarelia Zavala Ortiz, Inter American University of Puerto Rico Sancar Fatih Ozcan, Agriculture Ministry Saroj Parajuli, University of Florida Reid Robinson, Sierra Gold Nurseries Rinnie Rodenius, University of Florida Nicholas Roncoroni, Monsanto Sarah Veen, Midwestern University – Downers Grove Priyanka Vyas, University, Ajmer,...

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Member News

In This Issue – 49.1 President’s Report New IVP Editor 2015 Meeting: Keynote Speaker 2015 Meeting Update Student Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Journal Highlight Perks of Membership Membership Matters SIVB Member Profile Member News New Members The book “Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture” was published by Springer at the end of 2014 (David Songstad, Jerry Hatfield and Dwight Tomes, Editors). The rollout of this book was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, where a panel consisting of Dr. Gale Buchanan, Dr. Jerry Hatfield, Mr. Thomas Redick, Dr. Sharon Megdal and Dr. David Songstad (Dr. Manjit Misra, moderator), discussed the book and entertained questions from the audience. Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto, also was present and gave the keynote address prior to the panel discussion. This event was videotaped and will be publically available in the near future. Dr. Jayasankar (Jay) Subramanian, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, is part of a research team that has received $4.2 million in federal grant support from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). The project involves using nanotechnology to develop innovative packaging to improve the shelf life of mangoes and other crops.Please use the following link to read the full press release: https://www.uoguelph.ca/cpa/wp/2015/01/u-of-g-food-security-project-going-global/ Also, Dr. Jayasankar (Jay) Subramanian has published the article titled “A stable JAZ protein from peach mediates...

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Member Profile

In This Issue – 49.1 President’s Report New IVP Editor 2015 Meeting: Keynote Speaker 2015 Meeting Update Student Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Journal Highlight Perks of Membership Membership Matters SIVB Member Profile Member News New Members Leonard Hayflick Shares the City of Philadelphia 2014 John Scott Award Dr. Leonard Hayflick is a native Philadelphian. He attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving his B.A. in Microbiology and Chemistry in 1951, a M.S. in Medical Microbiology in 1953 and a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Chemistry in1956. Dr. Hayflick and Dr. Paul Moorhead, two internationally recognized scientists, are to receive the 2014 City of Philadelphia John Scott Award. First awarded in 1822 the Award is the oldest scientific award in the United States and, as a legacy to Benjamin Franklin, they are in the historic company of past winners who include Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk, Irving Langmuir, Nicola Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi, R. Buckminister Fuller, Sir Alexander Fleming, Sir Howard Florey, Edwin Land, and the Wright Brothers. The award includes a cash prize, a medal and a certificate and is given to the “most deserving” men and women whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of mankind. Nominations are made by a committee of Philadelphians to the Board of Directors of City Trusts of the City of Philadelphia. The ceremony...

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Membership Matters

In This Issue – 49.1 President’s Report New IVP Editor 2015 Meeting: Keynote Speaker 2015 Meeting Update Student Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Journal Highlight Perks of Membership Membership Matters SIVB Member Profile Member News New Members The Society for In Vitro Biology has established several initiatives to support the professional development of our student members. These initiatives include: free registration at the annual meeting with an accepted abstract, travel awards, research presentation competitions, direct involvement with committees and program planning, and the inclusion of sessions at our annual meeting that promote student professional development. In the next several issues of the In Vitro Report we will include testimonials from students who have benefited from the student initiatives. Please remember that these student initiatives are possible due to the generous financial support of our membership. If you would like to help support the professional development of our student members, please use the following link to make a donation. Magnolia Ariza-Nieto, Member, since 2003, “Wilton R Earle Award” and “Student Travel Award” Winner In 2003 my focus was in finishing my dissertation bench research as well as writing my final thesis, in the midst of this very hectic time my mentors encourage me to present an extended abstract to participate in the “Wilton R Earle Award” an award open to students working in all areas of in vitro...

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