Month: May 2017

In Memoriam – Dr. Gordon H. Sato

Dr. Gordon H. Sato, Society for In Vitro Biology member and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017 at the age of 89.  Dr. Sato was born in 1927 and grew up on Terminal Island in Los Angeles, CA.  During World War II, Dr. Sato’s family was interned at the Manzanar Relocation Center for Japanese Americans in the Owens Desert of California.  He graduated from Manzanar High School in 1944, and attended Central College (Pella, IA) prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army.  Dr. Sato earned his Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1951 from the...

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President’s Report

Earth Day is here as I write this report, a beautiful sunny spring day in the Midwest with showy trees and flowers and optimistic bird-song just outside the window.   A recent article by David Suzuki ( and Facebook posts from SIVB members are some of the acknowledged sources of these comments. Although science isn’t everything, it sure is close.  SIVB and its mix of cutting edge science as well as scientific debate, complete with new generations of younger scientists is an inspiration beyond my expectations. In addition to my life-long colleagues, the enthusiasm of our students, postdocs, and newer...

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  • President’s Report

    President's ReportThis is the time to finalize plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The scientific program is complete and the social activities ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

    2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program UpdateThe Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is excited to welcome you to sunny Central Florida to participate in the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting ...
  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

    Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting Before you arrive in Tampa for the 2019 Meeting… We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Before ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Changing Landscape of Ag Biotech

    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

    2018 Annual ReportThe 2018 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2018. Click on the image of the ...
  • 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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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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