Month: August 2018

2018 Student Poster Presentation Competition Winners

The SIVB student poster presentation competition was held during the 2018 annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. This competition was the 3rd year in a row and last that Martina organized for the student SIVB section, next year Abbas and Cristofer will host this competition. This year was very exciting to finally have all poster presenters included to participate and be reviewed and scored by judges as they presented their work. We had 25 judges, with diverse backgrounds, working together to identify the top three presentations based on a range of scoring criteria. Judges worked extra hard to score...

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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 Post-doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday June 4th. A panel of judges evaluated the presentations using the following criteria: experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance and ability of the post-doctoral candidate to present it. The judges were Dr. Prakash Kumar from the National University of Singapore and Dr. Ajith Anand from Corteva Agriscience™, agricultural division of DowDuPont™. Dr. Hoang H Nguyen from University of...

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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 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 ( or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at 2018 HONOR B. FELL AWARD and 2018 SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD The Role of Kar2/Scj1 Complex in the DNA Damage Response Hsp70 is a well-conserved molecular chaperone involved in the folding, stabilization, and eventual degradation of many...

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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 service in support of the annual meeting of SIVB during the past year.  We’re known for the quality of our meetings and scientific quality of presentations—because a number of individuals are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ on behalf of the Society. These individuals may be new or experienced members and serve in a variety of capacities for SIVB.  I’m exceptionally pleased to gratefully acknowledge on behalf of the Society the following members with...

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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 novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Pon Samuel as a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award at the 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Samuel obtained his B.S. in Plant Sciences from St. John’s College, Madurai Kamaraj University (Madurai, India) in 1977.  He continued his education by obtaining his M. Sc. in Plant Sciences from Madras Christian College (Chennai, India)...

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