Month: July 2015

Acknowledgement of the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting Supporters

In This Issue – 49.3 President’s Report 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Acknowledgement of Supporters Delia Bethell Lifetime Achievement Award Zeng-Yu Wang Distinguished Scientist Award Student Awards IVACS Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition ISEF High School Science Fair Awards Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member Profile – Ian Curtis Member News New Members The 2015 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following organizations and individuals for their support of the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting 2015 Supporters Meeting Distinguished Contributor Meeting Keynote Contributors Meeting Symposium Contributors Meeting Contributors J. Denry Sato JHarbell Consulting, LLC Laura Schramm Michael J. Fay MK Dame Services Robert and Gale Lawrence   Lifetime Achievement Award Contributors The Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following organizations and individuals for their support of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Anonymous Eugene Elmore Elizabeth J. Roemer JHarbell Consulting LLC Colette J. Rudd Robert and Gale Lawrence J. Denry Sato Wayne A. Parrott Sandra L. Schneider Gregory C. Phillips Dwight T. Tomes   For additional information on sponsorship, to express your interest, or to have your questions answered, please contact the SIVB Business Office at...

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2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting Summary

In This Issue – 49.3 President’s Report 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Acknowledgement of Supporters Delia Bethell Lifetime Achievement Award Zeng-Yu Wang Distinguished Scientist Award Student Awards IVACS Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition ISEF High School Science Fair Awards Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member Profile – Ian Curtis Member News New Members A Look Back at the Society for In Vitro Biology 2015 Annual Meeting For the 2015 annual meeting, the SIVB returned to Tucson, Arizona and the El Conquistador Resort. The meeting was a rousing success and there are many people to recognize for their contributions. The section program chairs, Sukhpreet Sandhu (PBS Program Chair), Michael Dame (IVACS Program Chair), Vivian Dayeh (Education Chair), Ningning Zhang (PBS Student Co-Chair) and Shaimar Gozalez (IVACS Student Co-Chair) with their respective committees did an outstanding job of preparing and executing the scientific program. This year, the program was designed to appeal to all sections over the full three and a half days of the meeting. There was also the bonus of a hand-on education workshop “Good Teaching Is.?”(Vivian Dayeh convener), that was held on Saturday afternoon. This workshop was fully subscribed and very well received. Four plenary sessions were organized and included some topics with a different focus from our traditional plenary science. Sunday began with “The Stem Cell State – Implications for Growth and Disease” (Michael Dame and...

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President’s Report

In This Issue – 49.3 President’s Report 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Acknowledgement of Supporters Delia Bethell Lifetime Achievement Award Zeng-Yu Wang Distinguished Scientist Award Student Awards IVACS Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition ISEF High School Science Fair Awards Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member Profile – Ian Curtis Member News New Members   Our annual meetings have continually strived to provide our attendees with presentations at the forefront of science.  This year’s meeting in Tucson was no exception.  This was due to the overall effort of our “great” Program Committee who structured the meeting to provide a broad diversity of science, and the willingness of all of our speakers to share their expertise and enthusiasm. In his keynote address, Dr. Calvin Kuo of the Stanford University School of Medicine, provided insights into the use of human stem cells in 3D organoid models to better understand the basis of human gastrointestinal cancer and oncogene induced changes in tissue homeostasis.  It was exciting to learn of the current potential of stem cell based organoid cultures to achieve functional similarity to in vivo organ biology.  Potential applications for this exciting technology overlap various fields including: basic cancer research, the identification of genes that control cancer development and progression, drug discovery, drug screening to optimize sensitivity, and comparative drug toxicities in normal and cancer cell based models.   Dr. Kuo’s presentation provided...

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