Month: August 2018

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 biology and demonstrated service to the Society.  The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Randall Niedz and Dr. Fredy Altpeter with Fellow Awards at the 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Saint Louis, MO.  This issue of the In Vitro Report will highlight Dr. Randall Niedz.  Dr. Fredy Altpeter will be highlighted in a future issue of the In Vitro Report.    Randy Niedz Receives the 2018 Fellow Award Randy Niedz, a long-time member...

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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 or highly influential researchers to the science and art of cell culture. They are men and women who have devoted their careers to exemplary research and/or teaching. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are selected by vote of the Board of Directors from a list of nominations recommended by the Awards Committee. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. John Finer and Dr. Sandra Schneider with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the...

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2018 Meeting Supporters

The 2018 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Meeting Distinguished Contributors Meeting Keynote Contributors Robert and Gale Lawrence, Jr. Keynote Symposium Reception Sponsor   Meeting Symposium Contributors Vegetable Seeds Barbara B. Doonan JHarbell Consulting LLC Sunday Coffee Break Co-Sponsor Meeting Contributors Delia Bethell Claude Brown Kolla Kristjansdottir Lifetime Achievement Award Contributors Carlos Hernandez-Garcia Ning Zhang Zhifen...

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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. Louis, an audience hosted by the Society for In Vitro Biology enjoyed a preview of CAST’s forthcoming gene editing paper. Task Force Chair Adam Bogdanove (Cornell University) presented key information. CAST EVP Kent Schescke introduced the event, and various board members attended, including David Songstad–the CAST Liaison for the publication. As the paper says, “The power of genome editing suggests that, if conducive social and regulatory conditions are in place, it can substantially...

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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 Saint Louis. This was an exciting and successful conference that had a major emphasis on genome editing as it applies to the life sciences and in vitro biology.  There were also many receptions, tours, a social event and time during the poster sessions for exchange of scientific information and to network and initiate collaborations. During the Conference’s Opening Ceremony on Sunday, June 3rd, the Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. John Finer and...

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  • President’s Report

    President's ReportThis is the time to finalize plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The scientific program is complete and the social activities ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

    2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program UpdateThe Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is excited to welcome you to sunny Central Florida to participate in the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting ...
  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

    Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting Before you arrive in Tampa for the 2019 Meeting… We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Before ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal HighlightsA submerged culture system for rapid micropropagation of an ornamental aquarium plant ‘Amazon sword’   The production of aquarium plants via tissue culture has emerged as a ...
  • The Changing Landscape of Ag Biotech

    The Changing Landscape of Ag BiotechAnd Then There Were 4: A Changing Landscape Impacting the Society and Its Members Over the past 2-3 years, the agricultural biotech and seeds industry has ...
  • 2018 Annual Report

    2018 Annual ReportThe 2018 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2018. Click on the image of the ...
  • Member News

    Member News Postdoctoral opportunity in regulation of in vitro plant morphogenesis and integrated plant propagation A postdoctoral opportunity is currently available for a talented individual to join the ...
  • New Members

    New Members SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Janetsy Borroto, Florida Crystals Corp Della Fetzer, Walter Gardens, LLC Terrence Frett, Sun World Innovations Jeff Habig, J. R. Simplot Company Brian M. Hauge, ...
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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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