Month: May 2018

Things to Know Before You Go

The 2018 Meeting is almost upon us. We hope you have made your plans and are getting the final details ready to meet us in St. Louis! Before you arrive, we wanted to share some final tips to help make the experience as enjoyable and informative as possible. Program and Registration Final Scientific Program Available Online Onsite Registration Details Reminder to Students, Post Docs, and Research Technicians Student Program at the Meeting Special Events Flow Cytometry for Genome Sizing, Editing, and Targeting A Special Evening at the Anheuser Busch Grant’s Farm Wednesday R&D Innovation tour of MilliporeSigma Silent Auction...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2018! Marcel Adriaanse, Bejo Zaden B.V. Rosa Angela Castillo Ruiz, Ramiro Arnedo S. A. Ray Collier, UW Madison WI Crop Innovation Center David Conaway, Ball Horticultural Shivakumar Devaiah, Biostrategies LC Gregory Golenia, Tweed Inc. Seung Pyo Gong, Pukyong National University Trudi Grant, Magnolia Gardens Nursery Lisa Kovski-Alamillo, Carlton Plants David Lawson, Agri Starts Juan Li, KWS Ling Meng, KWS David Pacheco Villalobos, KWS SAAT SE Joseph Ramahi, Dark Heart Nursery Joanna I Rosinska, Fall Creek Nursery Miranda Ruiter, Bejo Zaden B.V. Hella Van Driel, Anthura Matthew R Willmann, Cornell University Dmytro P. Yevtushenko,...

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Member’s News

  NSF Plant Genome Research Program Plant Transformation Workshop  Plant transformation has been a bottleneck in advancing plant functional genomics study and genome editing. Transformation of recalcitrant cereal crop species has been challenging. The National Science Foundation – Plant Genome Research Program sponsors this training workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with hands-on experience in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cereal crop species. Attendees will have the opportunity to walkthrough advanced protocols for transformation of cereal crops with focus on three recalcitrant cereal species; including Zea maysinbred lines, Sorghum bicolorpublic genotype, and Brachypodium distachyon public genotype. Trainees...

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Member Profile

Foaziatu Bukari Foaziatu Bukari is a third year PhD student in Integrative Biosciences and a graduate research and teaching assistant at Tuskegee University. She holds a BS in Agricultural Engineering from University for Development Studies in Ghana, and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Tennessee State University. Ms. Bukari’s research interests include plant genomics & biotechnology, molecular biology, breeding, tissue culture, gene expression, gene editing and the application of editing tools (CRISPR/Cas-system) for enhanced and continued crop genetic improvement and variety breeding. She is currently working on establishing hexaploid sweet potato protoplast as a system for gene expression,...

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Journal Highlights

Development of an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method for Taxus suspension cultures Taxus plant cell culture is used industrially to supply the valuable anti-cancer compound paclitaxel, a natural specialized metabolite from the yew tree. This production system could be optimized through metabolic engineering efforts to improve and stabilize paclitaxel yields. However, robust techniques for transforming Taxuscell culture are currently lacking. Previously developed Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocols result in in low transfection rates and are not translatable to other Taxusspecies and cultures. The method presented here expanded upon past studies to improve transfection rate and decrease time required to create a stably transformed cell line....

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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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