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 first annual meeting as the new society president was both exciting and humbling. Even after decades in the society, I never appreciated the full ...
  • 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Summary

    The 2018 SIVB Conference was held from June 2nd to June 6th, 2018, in Saint Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt at the Arch in downtown ...
  • CAST Gene Editing Paper Presented at 2018 SIVB Meeting

    CAST officially rolled out its much-anticipated Issue Paper #60–Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance–on July 9 in Washington, D.C. On June 4 in St. ...
  • 2018 Meeting Supporters

    2018 Meeting SupportersThe 2018 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2018 In Vitro ...
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

    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 ...
  • 2018 SIVB Fellow Award

    The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro ...
  • 2018 SIVB 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 ...
  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award

    Distinguished Service Awards have been chosen most years since 1993 by the President or Past President of the Society to members who have given extraordinary ...
  • 2018 Student Awards

    The following student awards were presented at the 2018  In Vitro Biology Meeting in Saint Louis, MO. Information on additional awardees at the 2018 Meeting ...
  • 2018 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 ...
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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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