Month: September 2016

Student Poster Competition Winners

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 SIVB poster presentation competition was held during the 2016 annual meeting in San Diego, California.  Student poster presenters had the opportunity to be reviewed and scored by judges as they presented their work.  Around 20 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:  Mr. Amritpal Singh from University of Guelph – Ontario, Canada won first prize,   Mr. A. Vinoth from Loyolla College – Baltimore, MD won 2nd prize and Moghrabi Kamal from University of the Fraser Valley – British Columbia, Canada won 3rd prize. Awards were presented at the SIVB Business Meeting. Submitted by Martina Garda   First place Light Intensity Stress as the Limiting Factor in Micropropagation of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.).  Sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) is an important hardwood of North America and is the basis for the $350 million maple syrup industry in Canada. The energy to concentrate sap accounts for about 40% of syrup production costs and has...

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Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners

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 Plant Biotechnology Post-doctoral Oral Presentation Competition was held on Monday June 13th. The judges were Dr. Dennis Gray from the University of Florida, Dr. Prakash Kumar from the National University of Singapore and Dr. Nirmal Joshee from the Fort Valley State University. Dr. Bin Tian received the first prize for his talk “Host-derived Gene Silencing of Pathogen Fitness Genes Improves Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematodes in Soybean” followed by Dr. Anne-Catherine Vanhove (second prize) for her talk “Evaluating Survival in Shoot Tips of Several Species Stored in Liquid Nitrogen for 4 to 16 Years”. Dr. Ratna Karan who talked about his research on “Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency in Sugarcane by Expression of Pyruvate Orthophosphate Dikinase from Miscanthus x giganteus” received the third prize. Submitted by Sadanand Dhekney First Place Host-derived Gene Silencing of Pathogen Fitness Genes Improves Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematodes in Soybean Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines, is one of the most important pests to limit soybean production worldwide. Losses are estimated at 1...

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In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners

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 SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held a Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 13, and it was moderated by Dr. Addy Alt-Holland (Tufts University) and Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir (Midwestern University). The abstracts that had been submitted to be considered for this competition underwent a rigorous review process, and three abstracts were selected for the competition based on their quality and scientific merit. The top three contestants who presented their work in the session delivered highly professional and stimulating presentations. They answered numerous questions from the judges as well as from SIVB members that attended the session. The panel of IVACS experts that served as judges and evaluated the contestants included: Dr. Brad L. Upham (Michigan State University), Dr. Mae Ciancio and Dr. Michael J. Fay (Midwestern University), Dr. Michael Dame (University of Michigan), Dr. Barbara Doonan (New York Medical College), Dr. Eugene Elmore, Dr. John W. Harbell (JHarbell Consulting LLC), Dr. Dawn Applegate (RegeneMed, Inc.), Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir...

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SIVB’s Accomplished Colleagues Deserve Your Nomination

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 No doubt, you know somebody who should be nominated for one of the 2017 SIVB awards… To be nominated for an award from a professional society is a great recognition and honor. Our Society has many outstanding members who are worthy of a nomination, but need a colleague to initiate the nomination process – and that nominator might be you!  The annual nomination deadline is February 1; so the 2017 nominations will be due by no later than February 1, 2017, though you can always submit earlier. Each year, the Society for in Vitro Biology bestows awards that acknowledge professional excellence combined with a service to the Society. Some examples of service might include participating in the Society’s committees, convening a session, board membership, service as a section officer, etc. The award categories and criteria are posted at the SIVB website (https://sivb.org/awards.html); some statistics and preliminary information are summarized in the table below. The nomination process is not complicated. It involves only a few steps:...

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2016 World Congress Supporters

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 2016 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following organizations and individuals for their support of the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. Congress Co-sponsors     Congress Keynote Contributors Congress Symposium Contributors Congress Coffee Break Co-Sponsors Lifetime Achievement Award Contributors Congress Contributors Barbara Doonan Eugene Elmore Michael J. Fay JHarbell Consulting LLC Michael J. Fay J. Denry Sato Robert and Gale Lawrence 70th Anniversary Opening Ceremony Contributors Freddy Altpeter Delia R. Bethell Michael J. Fay J. Denry Sato Exhibitors SIVB would like to thank the following companies for exhibiting at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. Bayer CropScience Bio Chambers Inc. Caisson Laboratories, Inc. Conviron Exeligen Scientific Hort Americas, LLC Microbox Combiness Percival Scientific PhytoTechnology Laboratories Plant Cell Technology, Inc. Springer Vervit bvba  ...

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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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