Month: March 2018

New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2018! Allison Bechctloff, University of Florida Erika Beyrent, University of Scranton Sierra Bonney, North Carolina State University Mikayla M Bowen, UNC Chapel Hill Ms. Foaziatu Bukari, Tuskegee University Miss Kathryn Bumila, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tim Chappell, University of Georgia Jameson Coopman, University of Florida Ms. Lauren Deans, North Carolina State University Ms. Cassandra Doll Downey, University of Guelph Mrs. Marwa ElHindawy, Purdue University Mr. Jacob Fitch, Tuskegee University Mr. Robert Garcia, Midwestern University Mr. Gourab Ghosh, St. Xavier’s College Mr. Mel Groves, Tuskegee University Mr. Matthew Guerreiro, Wilfrid Laurier University Mr. Andika Gunadi,...

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Member’s News

Valerie Pence, of the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, was awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for 3 years for the project, Establishing the Exceptional Plant Cryo Bank:  Collaborative Research for the Ex Situ Conservation of Endangered Exceptional Plants.  Endangered exceptional plant species are those for which seed banking is not a workable method for ex situ conservation, and alternative conservation methods for these species rely heavily on in vitro and cryopreservation methods.  The project has three major components:  1)...

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Editor’s Corner

What you should know about Predatory Publishers Academic publishing has undergone a plethora of changes in the last few years, including the rise of open access and online publishing.  As an author, you wade through thousands of journals with different publishing practices to find the right fit for your article. It is against this backdrop that the problem of predatory publishers has emerged.   Who or what are predatory publishers? Good question; they are difficult to define. However, they do share common characteristics. Your research is not viewed as an avenue to advance a discipline’s scholarship. Their business practices...

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Journal Highlights

Best practices for naming, receiving, and managing cells in culture Cell lines are widely used in biomedical research laboratories as tools or models for various diseases.  It is now estimated that more than one third of the most commonly used cells lines are misidentified.  This increased use of misidentified, including microbial contaminated and poor quality cells, is largely due to poor cell culture practices, and has led to spurious and irreproducible results. In 2015, a working group of scientists with expertise in various disciplines was assembled to write a series of articles on Best Practices in Cell Culture.  The...

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2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

Here’s the latest for the meeting Final Abstract Submission –  March 30 Saturday Flow Cytometry Workshop Tuesday Evening at the Anheuser Busch Grant’s Farm Wednesday R&D Innovation tour of MilliporeSigma Wednesday Heart of Biotechnology Tour Hotel Reservations Available FINAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION ENDS ON MARCH 30! The abstract submission deadline to have your work considered for poster presentation is March 30! Don’t miss the opportunity to share your research with hundreds of scientists working in the fields of in vitro tissue culture and biotechnology. Submit your research today!     NEW: SATURDAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED:   Grow with the Flow: Flow...

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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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