Month: September 2016

SIVB Exhibits at the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2016

In This Issue – 50.3 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners 2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival Journal Highlights Member News SIVB exhibited at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only national science festival, which features nationwide contests and school programs, including a ‘Nifty Fifty’ science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium. The Festival Expo was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC from Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. The event’s primary focus was outreach and encouraging student growth and interest in the STEM fields. Other Exhibitors included: Seaworld, CAST, ASCB, NASA, USDA, MIT, Carnegie Instruction for Science, NOAA, Disney, UC San Diego Bioengineering, Penn State University, USMCIRD, US Army and hundreds more. SIVB’s Exhibit Display: As they approached the booth visitors first saw our two beautiful banners – one on the history of In Vitro Biology and opposite it another introducing viewers to the many important roles played by In Vitro Biology in today’s world.  Once inside SIVB’s Exhibit Booth, we offered a display of tissue cultured plants provided by members: Carolyn Keller,...

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2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Recap

In This Issue – 50.3 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners 2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival Journal Highlights Member News This year’s World Congress found SIVB back in San Diego, this time at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The meeting was a terrific success thanks to the efforts of the Program Committee and Local Organizing Committee (LOC): Harold Trick (Program Chair), Hong Luo (PBS Program Chair), Michael Dame (IVACS Program Chair), Sadanand Dhekney (PBS Jr. Co-Chair), Vivian Dayeh (Education Chair), Jordan Brungardt (PBS Student Co-Chair), Matt Desrosiers (IVACS Student Co-Chair) and David Songstad (LOC Chair) with their respective committees. SIVB gratefully thanks Co-Sponsors, The Japanese Association of Animal Cell Technology and the Japanese Tissue Culture Association for their support of the program. The Scientific program was created to provide topics of interest to all sections. There was also a hands-on education workshop on Plant Tissue Culture for local High School and Community College Teachers held on Saturday afternoon. This workshop was well attended and very well received. Symposia, workshops, contributed paper sessions and posters are essential to the success of SIVB’s annual meeting and...

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Member News

In This Issue – 50.3 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners 2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival Journal Highlights Member News Nancy Reichert New CAST President-Elect In a recent CAST election, Dr. Nancy Reichert was chosen as the President-Elect for 2016-2017. She will officially assume her responsibilities at the conclusion of CAST’s Fall Board Meeting in October. In 2017 she will become the 45th President of CAST, a singular honor and responsibility dating back to 1972, when Charles A. Black and Norman Borlaug, along with other committed scientists, spearheaded the movement to “bring science-based information to policymaking and the public.”Nancy Reichert received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in bacteriology. She fell in love with plant tissue culture early in her career while working on generating transgenic plants. This led her to graduate school at New Mexico State University where she worked in the new Plant Genetic Engineering Lab and received a Ph.D. in molecular biology. Shortly thereafter, she started as a faculty member at Mississippi State University and has been there for the past 26 years–first in the Department of Plant and Soil...

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Journal Highlights

In This Issue – 50.3 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners 2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival Journal Highlights Member News Optimizing shoot culture media for Rubus germplasm: the effects of NH4+, NO3- and total nitrogen   Optimization of in vitro mineral nutrition in culture medium is often overlooked as a means for improving micropropagation, despite the fact that mineral nutrients greatly affect morphological and physiological growth and development. Non-optimal mineral concentrations in culture media may result in stunted growth and physiological disorders such as hyperhydricity, leaf chlorosis, shoot tip necrosis, and leaf spots. The most common nitrogen (N) forms used in tissue culture growth media are NO3− and NH4. The effects of N may be dependent on either the total N amount or the proportion of NO3− and NH4+. Modeling studies on the effects of mineral nutrition on growth and development of micropropagated red raspberry indicated that the amounts and ratios of nitrogen coumpounds were very important. In this study, ammonium and nitrate nitrogen were varied to determine the best growth responses. Eight red raspberry  cultivars and one wild red raspberry were initially evaluated for...

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2016 ISEF High School Student Awards

In This Issue – 50.3 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners 2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival Journal Highlights Member News The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 40 countries to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9-12. Society for Science & the Public partners with Intel ­along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors who provide support and awards for the Intel ISEF each year. The SIVB supports an award, which provides the winner with a certificate. Winners must be in 11th grade with an exhibit in the area of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. Listed below are the High School Science and Engineering Award Winners who received SIVB certificates and letters of recognition for projects related to the areas of in vitro biology from July 2015 – July 2016. Emily Acevedo, Starke, FL Angela Lor, Milwaukee, WI Elaine Adams, Mankato MN...

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