Month: November 2015

Call for Nominations

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future Dear colleagues, Please help the Society to recognize and celebrate scientific achievements of our members at all career stages. There are a number of opportunities for members to receive awards in 2016. Below is a list of the awards available. Please take a moment to review the criteria and nomination processes including the simple and convenient form to complete for your nomination. Details can be found at sivb.org/awards.html. Nominations are due February 1, 2016 so let us know if you know any eligible candidates! Lifetime Achievement  The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 to recognize outstanding late-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. Distinguished Scientist The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2014 to recognize outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. Young...

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2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Update

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future Abstract submission is now available! The Program Committee requests abstracts of your research for presentation at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Meeting. The Early Bird Abstract Submission deadline is January 15, 2016, so register now and submit your abstract early. For details on submitting and formatting your abstract, please visit the Abstract Submission page. NEW: Keynote Speaker Announced 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, W. E. (William Esco) Moerner, has been announced as 2016 World Congress Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Moerner,  the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics at Stanford University, conducts research in physical chemistry and chemical physics of single molecules, single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution imaging and tracking in cells, and trapping of single molecules in solution. Read more about William E. Moerner. NEW: Special Saturday Scientific Writing Workshop SIVB is offering a special workshop on Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. English has become the international language of science, business and education. Competency in written language is necessary for anyone wishing to communicate...

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SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future The SIVB poster presentation competition was held during the 2015 annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona.  Student poster presenters had the opportunity to be reviewed and scored by judges as they presented their work.  Over a dozen judges, with diverse backgrounds, worked together to identify the top three presentations based on a range of scoring criteria. The winners of the competition were: Hoang Nguyen of University of Florida won first prize,  Duane Myklejord from Midwestern University won 2nd prize and Paulina Quijia-Lamina of University of Florida won 3rd prize. Awards were presented at the SIVB Business Meeting. Submitted by Marten Peterson  First Place Comparative Asymbiotic and Symbiotic Seed Germination of the Ghost Orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii. In this study we explored seed germination and seedling development of the leafless Ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii (Lindl.) Benth. ex Rolfe, under symbiotic (co-culture with mycobiont) and asymbiotic seed culture. The first goal of this study was to determine the morphological and anatomical features of asymbiotically cultured seedlings.  Seed germination and subsequent seedling development on modified ¼X MS medium (asymbiotic culture) were monitored under...

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PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future On Monday, June 1st, SIVB held an oral presentation competition for students. After their presentation, the students answer questions from the audience and the judges. The judges, Valerie Pence, Michael Kane and Randall Niedz, chose 3 finalists and ranked, Steven Samuels from Tuskegee University for 1st prize, Jose Tovar from Arkansas State University for 2nd prize and Kerri Neugebauer from Kanas State University for 3rd price. Plaques and cash awards were presented at the Plant Section Business Meeting. We encourage all qualified students to enter their research for the 2016 Plant Biotechnology oral presentation.  Submitted by Cecilia Zapata First Place In-Planta Expression of Synthetic Lytic Peptides for the Potential Inhibition of Human Virus Replication Recombinant plant systems offer economic alternatives to producing large amounts of pharmaceutical proteins as well as providing the most promising opportunity to supply low-cost drugs and vaccines for major diseases such as HIV. Treatments of infectious diseases in humans and animals have traditionally been targeted by chemically synthesized drugs, with the majority of the burden of cost falling on the individual...

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PBS Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future The post-doctoral oral presentation competition was held on Monday June 1st. The competing researchers were Dr. Dhiraj Thakare from Arizona State University who spoke on the development of Aflatoxin-free maize. Dr. Younghua also from Arizona State University presented his research work on the Production of transgenic soybean seeds expressing a hEG factor for a therapeutic formula to prevent neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Dr. Rajesh Manoharan from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya presented research describing protocols for regeneration of Dioscorea rotundata via somatic embryogenesis. The judges were Dr. Dennis Gray from the University of Florida, Dr. Prakash Kumar from the National University of Singapore and Dr. Daniel Bergey from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Manoharan received the first prize followed by Dr. Thakare (second prize) and Dr. He (third prize) respectively. Submitted by Sadanand Dhekney First Place Regeneration of Dioscorea rotundata through Somatic Embryogenesis White yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir) is one of the most important staple food crop widely cultivated in West Africa.  The consumer demand of yam is very high in sub-Saharan region...

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  • Journal Highlights

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