Month: September 2017

Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition

This year’s In Vitro Biology meeting featured an oral presentation competition for Plant Biotechnology Students. Presenters were evaluated on experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, and presentation skills. Our expert panel of judges, Barbara Reed, Terry Hu, and Sergei Krasnyanski, were impressed with all of the contestants’ knowledge and preparation. They recognized Lauren Erland from the University of Guelph with the 3rd place award, Jameson Coopman from the University of Florida with the 2nd place award, and Andika Gunadi from Ohio State with the 1st place award. The winners were...

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IVACS Student and Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition

The SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held the Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 12. This session was moderated by Dr. Addy Alt-Holland (Tufts University) and Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir (Midwestern University). Many abstracts were submitted to be considered for this competition, and following a rigorous, peer-review process, three abstracts were selected based on their scientific merit and quality. The top three contestants delivered highly professional oral presentations, and answered numerous questions both from the judges and the SIVB members that attended that session. The panel of nine IVACS experts that evaluated the contestants...

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SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Information on additional awardees at the 2017 Meeting 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. 2017 WILTON R. EARLE  and SIVB TRAVEL AWARDS Scavenging for Bacteria: Identification and Characterization of Rainbow Trout MARCO Class A scavenger receptors (SR-As) are a family of key innate immune receptors, which bind to a wide range of...

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2017 Distinguished Scientist Award

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. Allan Wenck as a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award at the 2017 In Vitro Biology in Raleigh, NC.  Allan Wenck Received his B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC in 1985. He got his M.A. in life Science from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN in 1988, and received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from...

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2017 SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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. J. Denry Sato and Dr. Gregory C. Phillips with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards...

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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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