Month: September 2016

Student Award 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 following student awards were presented at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology in San Diego, CA. Information on additional awardees at the 2016 World Congress 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 sivb@sivb.org. 2016 JOHN S. SONG AWARD Metabolic Engineering of Sugarcane for Hyper-accumulation of Oil in Vegetative Biomass Metabolic engineering to divert carbon flux from sucrose to oil in a high biomass crop like sugarcane has been proposed as a strategy to boost lipid yields per acre for biodiesel production. The energy content of plant oils in the form of triacylglycerols (TAGs) is two-fold greater compared to carbohydrates. However, vegetative plant tissues do not accumulate oil to a significant amount since fatty acid synthesis in these tissues serves primarily membrane construction, in addition TAGs undergo rapid turnover. Therefore, our objectives include: 1.)...

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2016 Distinguished Scientist Award

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 Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes 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. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Guy Smagghe as a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology in San Diego, CA. Dr. Guy Smagghe, a Professor in the department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium, received the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award at the World Congress on In Vitro Biology held in San Diego, CA, this past June. The award recognizes contributions and achievements in the in vitro sciences. Dr. Smagghe has been performing in vitro research with insect cell cultures for over 20 years. He is a world leader in insect physiology and pest control, and has published over 330 peer-reviewed research publications related to these topics. Dr. Smagghe leads an internationally respected multidisciplinary research team focussed...

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2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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 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. Yvonne Reid and Dr. Eugene Elmore with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology in San Diego, CA. This issue highlights Dr. Yvonne Reid’s career. Dr. Eugene Elmore’s career will be highlighted in the next issue of the In Vitro Report. Dr. Yvonne A. Reid, Manager Scientist, Standard Resource Center, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), was recipient of the Society for In Vitro Biology 2016 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Reid was recognized...

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President’s Report

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 Our Annual Meeting is now a very pleasant memory of our time together in San Diego.  As I write this first report to you as the President of the Society for In Vitro Biology, I think about how we will remember this meeting for the ‘breakthrough’  scientific presentations—those goals we’ve mentioned in optimistic grant applications and introductions to our manuscripts are now in our ‘tool kit’ for both animals and plants.  Now we face the exciting challenge of which problems will be investigated and those that will be eventually commercialized.   We also realize that some of our brothers and sisters do not necessarily share our level of excitement, confidence and comfort with our technology approach to improving the human condition. I particularly enjoyed the many conversations, spirited debates and the listening both early and late during the days we spent together.  I came away with several “take homes”.  The common perception of in vitro animal biology research is more positive than that of plant biology...

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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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