Month: December 2018

2019 Call for Nominations

Please help the Society to recognize and celebrate scientific achievements of our members in 2019. SIVB offers awards for members at all stages of their career. Below is a list of the awards available. Please take a moment to review the criteria and nomination processes for each award and the fillable nominations form. Past recipients for each award can be found at You also can read the details on how to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the award’s name below: Nominations are due February 1, 2019 so start the process today and let us know...

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2018 Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Award Competition

This year’s In Vitro Biology meeting featured an oral presentation competition for Plant Biotechnology Students. Presenters were evaluated on experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, and presentation skills. Our expert panel of judges, Kyle Mohler, Michael Kane, and Maren Arling, were impressed with all of the contestants’ knowledge and preparation. They recognized Bhuvan Pathak from University of Arkansas with the 3rd place award, Lauren Erland from University of Guelph with the 2nd place award, and Xiaoting Wang from Arkansas Biosciences Institute, with the 1st place award. The winners were presented...

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2018 IVACS Student and Post Doctoral Award Competition Winners

The SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held the Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 4. This session was moderated by Dr. Addy Alt-Holland (Tufts University) and Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir (Midwestern University). Many abstracts were submitted to be considered for this competition, and following a rigorous, peer-review process, three abstracts were selected based on their scientific merit and quality. The top three contestants delivered highly professional oral presentations, and answered numerous questions both from the judges and the SIVB members that attended the session. The panel of 9 IVACS experts that evaluated the contestants...

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2018 SIVB 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 was presented in the prior 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 WILTON R. EARLE AWARD AND SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS Absorption Distribution Metabolism and Excretion of the Antimalarial Drug Artemisinin Delivered Orally as Dried Leaves of Artemisia annua The medicinal plant Artemisia annua is a promising option for the...

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2018 SIVB Young Scientist Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Young Scientist Award to recognize outstanding early-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.  At the 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting in St Louis, MO the Society for In Vitro Biology awarded Dr. Esther Eyiuche Uchendu with the Young Scientist Award. Dr. Esther Eyiuche Uchendu, 2018 SIVB Young Scientist During the Plant Biotechnology Section meeting at the 2018 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) conference, Dr. Ester Eyuiche Uchendu was acknowledged for...

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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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