Month: December 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 highlights Dr. Fredy Altpeter’s career. Dr. Randall Niedz was highlighted in the previous issue of the In Vitro Report. Fredy Altpeter receives the 2018 SIVB Fellow Award Dr. Altpeter has been recognized as a world expert on the transformation of...

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Dr. Sandra L Schneider – 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech

Sandra L. Schneider, DrPH, EMBA, FCT 2018 SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient   ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SIVB 2018 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY SANDRA L. SCHNEIDER, DrPH, EMBA, FCT JUNE 3, 2018 It is an honor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Although it is quite humbling to be counted with the many emeritus in vitro biology pioneers who received this honor. The Lifetime Achievement Award was established by Dr Elliott Levine in 1989, as a venue to recognize scientists that achieved academic excellence in their field of study; and made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology.  The...

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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. Sandra Schneider and Dr. John Finer with SIVB Lifetime Achievement Awards at the...

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2019 Meeting Keynote Speaker

The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. June Medford will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting (June 8 – 22) at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, FL.   The Opening Ceremony and Keynote Symposium will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 3:15 – 5:30 pm.  The title of Dr. Medford’s Keynote Address is “Synthetic Biology for Engineering Plant Genetic Circuits: from Predictable Electronic-like Functions to Innovative Desalination.” Dr. June Medford completed her Ph.D. at Yale University and is currently a Professor of Biology at Colorado State...

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President’s Report

The President’s Letter in the In Vitro Report is an invaluable opportunity to communicate with the society membership. I would like to use this letter to talk about the issue of scientific integrity and the damage that can be done by simple sloppiness on one hand (the one-and-done approach to science) and tremendous evil of self-aggrandizing, fabricated data on the other. In my experience, the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) has always taken the high road when it comes to scientific integrity in our journals and our meetings. For those members not involved with the journal review process...

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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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