Month: March 2015

The Perks of SIVB Membership

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 Once or twice per month I receive an email with a subject line something like “Dear Duncan, D.R., Invitation to Join AASCIT as a Reviewer/Editorial Board Member.” Most of these I delete, but I recently forgot to delete one received on December 18, 2014. As most do, the email reads that the sender is quite interested in one of my...

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Journal Highlight

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 expression of pluripotency genes and neuronal markers by fibroblasts The reprogramming of adult somatic cells is an attractive and promising approach due to the possibility to study complex genetic diseases in vitro. Somatic cells can be reprogrammed by nuclear transfer into enucleated oocytes, by cell fusion between somatic and embryonic cells, and genetic transfection of pluripotent genes. The development of new methods to reprogram somatic cells has been generating some scientific controversy. We hypothesized that undifferentiated cells could promote increased pluripotency in fibroblasts. So, we evaluated the possible modifications of fibroblast after contact with blood mononuclear cells from umbilical cord cultured for seven days and subsequently co-cultured with mouse fibroblasts for six days. The cells differentiation status was evaluated by the detection of pluripotency marker genes and confirmed by its capability to differentiate into adipogenic and osteogenic lineages. Moreover, after the co-culture, neural differentiation of the reprogrammed cells was also evaluated. All co-cultured cells expressed adipogenic and osteogenic markers, one of the characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, after co-cultivation, the cells expressed the pluripotency gene KLF4. Statistically significant differences in the expression of neuronal markers by immunofluorescence...

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2015 Meeting – Keynote Speaker

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 is pleased to announce that Dr. Calvin Kuo, MD, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address titled “Engineering Gastrointestinal Cancer in Organoid Cultures” at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kuo is Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at Stanford University and is Co-lead of the Cancer Biology Program...

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Distinguished Service Awards

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 Lia Campbell, Ted Klein, Lucy Lee, Wayne Parrott, Barbara Reed, Bill Smith, Michael Spencer, and Pam Weathers received Distinguished Service Awards which are given at the SIVB President’s discretion. The reason why each of these outstanding individuals received this award is because of their extraordinary efforts over the past year or two to promote our society and to organize our...

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SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award

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 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 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. David Barnes and Dr. Michael Kane with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 World Forum on Biology Meeting. This issue of the In Vitro Report highlights Dr. Michael Kane’s career. Dr. David Barnes’ career was highlighted in a previous issue of the In Vitro Report.     Dr. Michael Kane was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 World Forum on Biology Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Kane received his B.S. degree in Natural Resources (Aquatic Plant Biotechnology) and a M.S. degree in Botany (Aquatic Botany) from the University of Rhode Island. He...

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  • President’s Report

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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