Month: November 2017

Editor’s Corner

LET’S PUBLISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT! The Society receives about 223 manuscripts a year for In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant.  Approximately 80% of those are rejected.  The reasons for rejection are mostly a lack of novelty (14%), plagiarism (36%), and technical errors (39%). A lack of novelty might seem to be a judgmental concern that hinges on the whims of a reviewer.  However, in Vitro Biology is not a new field, so manuscripts that just present data using well established techniques are difficult to justify publishing.  For instance, the application of cytokinins and auxins to induce shoot and root regeneration...

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Journal Highlights

Combined ribavirin treatment and cryotherapy for efficient Potato virus M and Potato virus S eradication in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in vitro shoots Plant germplasm held in field collections accumulate many insect-borne viruses, making them unsuitable for distribution or for planting stock. Elimination of these viruses from in vitro cultures provides healthy materials for germplasm distribution. Standard virus elimination techniques include meristem culture, thermotherapy, and chemotherapy. Cryotherapy of in vitro-grown shoot tips is a promising new technique for plant virus eradication (Wang and Valkonen 2008). In this paper cryotherapy, chemotherapy and a combination of both methods were tested on...

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Call for 2018 Award Nominations

Please help the Society to recognize and celebrate scientific achievements of our members in 2018. SIVB offers awards for members at all stages of their career. Below is a list of the awards available. Please take a moment to review the criteria and nomination processes for each award along with the convenient nominations form. Past recipients for each award can be found at https://sivb.org/awards.html and you can read the details on how to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the award name: Nominations are due February 1, 2018 so start the process today and let us know...

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2017 Student Poster Competition Winners

The SIVB student poster presentation competition was held during the 2017 annual meeting in Raleigh, NC.  All non-interactive animal and plant student poster presenters were included to participate and be reviewed and scored by judges as they presented their work.  This year we had 23 judges, with diverse backgrounds, working together to identify the top three presentations based on a range of scoring criteria. The winners of the competition were: Kevin F. Piunno from University of Gueleph – Ontario, Canada won first prize, Eric Dean from The Ohio State University – Wooster, Ohio won 2nd prize and Thanh-Tam Ho...

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2017 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 JOSEPH F. MORGAN AND SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS   The First Wave of Inflammation: Elucidating the Ability of AF and NP Cells to Respond to IVD Herniation Triggered Damage Lower back pain affects up to 80% of...

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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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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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