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

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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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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