Month: September 2017

New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2017! Angelia D. Gibson, Maryville College Sankaran KrishnaRaj, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Annie Reaves, Precision BioSciences Lori Marcum, Dow AgroSciences Prateek...

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Member News

In MemoriamMy former Major Professor at South Dakota State University, Dr. Chen Ho Chen, passed away on July 30, 2017.  He was 87 years old.  He was a long-time member of the Tissue Culture Association and retired in 1994, which was about the time the society switched names to the SIVB.  His area of research was forage grass tissue culture and his lab produced calli and regenerated plants from Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Switchgrass, Crested Wheatgrass, Green Needlegrass, Western Wheatgrass, Smooth Bromegrass and Orchardgrass.  He also published several papers on tissue culture of various species of lilies. Chen...

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Journal Highlights

Prostaglandin actions in established insect cell lines Prostaglandins (PGs) are derived from arachidonic acid and two other C20 polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are most understood in the biomedical arena, where they exert many actions, such as proinflammatory reactions to infection and wounding. The biological significance of PGs in insects and other invertebrates has come to light over the last 30 years. Among their actions, they release egg-laying behavior in newly-mated crickets and mediate many aspects of insect immunity. More recently, we have been investigating possible PG actions in established insect cell lines. Treating cell lines with various PGs leads...

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ISEF High School Student Awards

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...

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Plant Biotechnology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section held a Plant Biotechnology Post-doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Sunday June 11th. A panel of judges evaluated the presentations using the following criteria: experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance and ability of the post-doctoral candidate to present it. The judges were Dr. Nirmal Joshee from the Fort Valley State University, Dr. Prakash Kumar from the National University of Singapore and Dr. Geny Anthony from Dow Agrosciences. Dr. Zhifen Zhang...

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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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