Month: November 2015

Student Awards

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 following student awards were presented at the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Information on additional awardees at the 2015 Meeting will be presented in the next 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 (910) 755-5431, sivb@sivb.org. 2015 WILTON R. EARLE AWARD AND 2015 SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Elevating the Lipid Content in Vegetative Sugarcane Biomass by Metabolic Engineering Sugarcane is one of the highest yielding biomass crops used for production of table sugar and fuel ethanol. Diverting carbon flux for the production of oil in vegetative biomass has emerged as a promising strategy for increasing energy density and biofuel yield. Storage lipids are mainly composed of energy dense glycerol esters of fatty acids, also known as triacylglycerol (TAG). We investigated the TAG accumulation in vegetative tissues of sugarcane following over-expression and, or RNAi suppression of several candidate genes. Single or multiple gene expression/suppression cassettes were co-delivered with the...

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Distinguished Service Award

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 This award recognizes individuals who have given extra effort to support the SIVB Programs and endeavors.  The awardees are specially selected by the SIVB President.  For the 2015 awards, the members of the Ad Hoc Website Development Committee were recognized for their efforts in the development of the new website, which came online in June, 2015, were recognized.  The new website was the result of considerable effort by the members of this committee. The award winners were:  Wayne Parrott – University of Georgia (currently on assignment to NSF), Michael Fay – Midwestern University, Michael Kane – University of Florida, Sylvia Mitchell – University of the West Indies, Dwight Tomes, Jeffrey Kwak, James Sadler, University of Florida, Nguyen Hoang- University of Florida, and Daniel Barnes- Southeastern Louisiana University. Also, two exceptional individuals were recognized for their support of the Society’s mission.  Marten Peterson has been instrumental in supporting the Student Section Awards Program.  Marten has demonstrated initiative and continuing commitment to promoting the Society and supporting the professional development of our future leaders.  Marten exemplifies the...

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SIVB Fellow Award

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 Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities.  The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Harold Trick with a Fellow Award at the 2015 Society for In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tucson, AZ.  Dr. Harold Trick has made and continues to make outstanding contributions to the Society for In Vitro Biology and Plant Biotechnology.  He earned his B.S. degree with a major in Biochemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Binghamton, NY.  He then earned his M.A. degree in Biology at SUNY; followed by his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL). He performed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Ohio State University in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences under the mentorship of Dr. John Finer.  During his Postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Trick developed Sonication-Assisted Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation (SAAT) to improve transformation...

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SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award

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 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. Delia Bethell and Dr. Gertrude Buehring with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tucson, AZ. This issue highlights Dr. Gertrude Buehring’s career. Dr. Delia Bethell’s career was highlighted in the previous issue of the In Vitro Report. Gertrude Case Buehring, PhD, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dr. Gertrude Case Buehring, Professor of Virology, and former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health, University of California, and Berkeley, CA. was recipient of the Society for In Vitro Biology 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. ...

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President’s Report

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 By next year, our Society will reach its 70th anniversary, an important milestone in our history.  Our founders recognized the importance of joining together to foster the development of this new technology, the culture of cells.  In contrast to today, their tools were very limited.  There were no culture media designed for culturing cells, inadequate culture vessels, and no prior experience to build upon.   Some of the initial cell cultures relied of fibrin clots for attachment and growth.  Individuals within our Society began working on various culture media and developing glass culture vessels.  Our ultimate success has depended upon their persistence and ingenuity.   Some of the leaders in this effort included, Harry Eagle, who developed Eagles Minimal Essential Media (EMEM), Joseph Leighton, who developed a culture vessel using a modified glass tube which included a flat growth surface – the Leighton Tube, Richard Hamm, who’s culture media allowed us to culture epithelial cells on a routine basis and minimized the requirement for the use of serum, the MCDB line of culture media, and the many...

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  • 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 ...
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    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

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  • 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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