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

    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 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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