Month: November 2016

2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights The 2017 Program Committee is well underway preparing for the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Raleigh Convention Center and Raleigh Marriott City Center from June 10 – 14, 2017 for this exciting event. Check out the latest meeting news! 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 Dr. Anthony Atala, MD, has been announced as 2017 SIVB Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Atala is the Director and Chairman of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest University. Read more about Dr. Atala   Workshop on Flow Cytometry–Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am– 5:00 pm Start Saturday morning of the meeting by jumping into some science! Plans are being made for an all day workshop to include both speaker presentations and...

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Fund for the Future

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors to the Society for In Vitro Biology Frank A. Barile Harold E. Lane Rosa I. Berrios Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Raj P. Bhatt Lucy E. J. Lee Niels C. Bols Jie Liu John M. Bowen Marcia J. Loeb Gertrude C. Buehring Olivia Franklin Lovell Lia H. Campbell Chunsheng Lu Yongjian Chang George M. Martin Ming Cheng Steve Michael Millett T. E. Clemente Sylvia Adjoa Mitchell Barbara B. Doonan Thomas J. Moehring Thelma Dunnebacke-Dixon Masayoshi M. Namba Eugene Elmore Randall P. Niedz Michael J. Fay Helga M. Ogmundsdottir Joseph Feder Gregory C. Phillips Jean J.F. Felix Paul J. Price John P. Fellers Shirley G Quan Maureen M. M. Fitch Kanniah Rajasekaran Barry Flinn Jerome P Ranch Ian Freshney Robert S. Redman A. Dennis Genovesi Barbara M. Reed Glen S. Germain Laura S. Rhoads Cynthia L. Goodman Michael J. Rossi William Gordon-Kamm Anna C. Ruckert Arthur E. Greene Vladimir Sidorov John L Griffis, Jr. David A. Sirbasku Thomas Mitchell Gurganus William J. Smith Raziel S Hakim Randall E. Strode Indra S. Harry Tyler Suelter Rachel Huot  Michael J. Tanabe...

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New Members

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2016! Peter J Felker, D’Arrigo Bros Steve McCulloch, Mountain Shadow Nursery LLC Upeksha Nanayakkara, Tweed Farms Inc David Nicholl, Precision Biosciences Eric Weber, Endolytics,...

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Member News

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights Growing interest in assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery among government, academic, and industry researchers has been addressed by the introduction of assay guidance workshops led by AGM editors, which emphasize a broad range of critical concepts from the AGM. This was recently highlighted in an article by Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Director of Education, Steve Hamilton, called “Effective Drug Discovery Begins with the Right Assay” (http://www.slas.org/eln/effective-drug-discovery-begins-with-the-right-assay/). The next workshop (http://www.slas2017.org/program/assay-guidance.cfm) will be held in Washington DC at SLAS2017 on Saturday February 4, 2017. Many of the instructors have 20-30 years of experience in the field of drug discovery. The workshop will be a valuable resource for laboratory scientists who are planning or beginning to develop test methods for high or low throughput screening that are amenable to automation using appropriate statistical and operational concepts. The workshop will also be useful for early career researchers and experienced investigators who wish to learn about the latest assay concepts for HTS and lead optimization. The Assay Guidance Manual (AGM) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53196/), is an eBook hosted by the National Library of Medicine that is dedicated to best practices...

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Membership Matters

In This Issue – 50.4 President’s Report 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Young Scientist Award Call for 2017 Nominations Student Awards Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Editor’s Corner Membership Matters Member News Journal Highlights The Society for In Vitro Biology has established several initiatives to support the professional development of our student members.  These initiatives include: free registration at the annual meeting with an accepted abstract, travel awards, research presentation competitions, direct involvement with committees and program planning, and the inclusion of sessions at our annual meeting that promote student professional development.  In the next several issues of the In Vitro Report we will include testimonials from students who have benefited from the student initiatives.  Please remember that these student initiatives are possible due to the generous financial support of our membership.  If you would like to help support the professional development of our student members, please click on the “donate now” button to make a donation. Elena Arthur I really enjoyed attending the Society for In Vitro Biology’s World Congress last year. My PI was a speaker at the conference and invited me to accompany him because he felt it would be a great opportunity to present my research. At the conference, I was immediately impressed by the high premium the society places on the development of students. As a Ph. D. candidate,...

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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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