Month: November 2019

2019 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website or by contacting the SIVB Business Office (send email to

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2019 IVACS Oral Presentation Competition

The SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held the Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 10. Three contestants delivered professional presentations and answered multiple questions both from the attendees and judges of this session. The panel of IVACS expert judges included: Dr. Mae Ciancio and Dr. Michael J. Fay (Midwestern University), Dr. Michael Dame (University of Michigan), Dr. Brad L. Upham (Michigan State University), and Dr. John W. Harbell (JHarbell Consulting LLC), as well as the session moderators, Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir (Midwestern University) and Dr. Addy Alt-Holland (Tufts University).

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2019 Plant Biotechnology Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section held a Plant Biotechnology Post-doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday June 10th. A panel of judges evaluated the presentations using the following criteria: experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance and ability of the post-doctoral candidate to present it. The judges were Prakash Kumar from the National University of Singapore, Nagesh Sardesai from Corteva Agriscience™ and Lori Marcum from Corteva Agriscience™.

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Smile! SIVB is now on Amazon Smile!

I do! Now you can support SIVB when you go shopping. Amazon will make a donation to the Society for in Vitro Biology through AmazonSmile.

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Journal Highlights

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf), is a polyphagous lepidopteran herbivore that consumes more than 80 plant species, including many economically important crops, such as corn, soybeans, and sorghum. It is a serious pest in most of North and South America and has spread to India, China and other Asian countries, as well as to Africa. Sf was recently categorized as a potential European Union quarantine pest because its range may expand from Africa into Europe. There are effective barriers to Sf management, such as rapid evolution of resistance to chemical pesticides, immune responses to biological control agents, and field-evolved resistance to Cry proteins.

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  • President’s Report

    President's Report
    This year, we are planning on a live meeting! I am so eager to be able to see you all without the framing of a ...
  • SIVB 2022 In Vitro Biology Meeting

    SIVB 2022 In Vitro Biology Meeting
    We are (more than) pleased to announce that our annual meeting is going to be an in-person event at the Town and Country Hotel in ...
  • Get Ready for San Diego!

    Get Ready for San Diego!
    We are only 3 months away from getting to see each other again face-to-face in San Diego for our annual meeting from June 4 – ...
  • 2022–2024 Election Results

    2022–2024 Election Results
    The 2022 – 2024 elections are complete. All elected members will take office beginning at the SIVB Annual Meeting in June 2022 in San Diego.
  • 2021 Distinguished Service Award

    2021 Distinguished Service Award
    Many 2021 Distinguished Service Award award recipients are recognized for their ability to face the unique set of challenges that the continued pandemic put on ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal Highlights
    We highlight Greg Gocal’s research into gene editing in this issue’s Journal Highlights.
  • Member News

    Member News
    Stay up-to-date with some SIVB Members and explore some ExPlants news in this issue.
  • New Members

    New Members
    Welcome New SIVB Members! Give a warm welcome to the new Society for In Vitro Biology members who joined in the past few months!
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