Month: November 2019

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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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
    Dear Friends, I am writing my last president’s letter in April 2020. 2020 will stand out as a banner year for challenges to the SIVB.
  • 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology – Final Program Update

    2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology – Final Program Update
    We find ourselves in a profoundly changing world as we learn to adapt to nature’s presented threat, the SARS-CoV2 virus.
  • Missing the In-Person 2020 World Congress

    Missing the In-Person 2020 World Congress
    It is with great sadness that the SIVB board made the decision to cancel this year’s in person meeting of the SIVB. As a ...
  • Things to Know Before You Log In

    Things to Know Before You Log In
    You’ve heard the SIVB talking about transitioning this year’s event to a Virtual Pre-recorded meeting, but what does it mean? And how can you participate? ...
  • 2019 SIVB Fellow Award

    2019 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 ...
  • 2019 Distinguished Service Awards

    2019 Distinguished Service Awards
    Distinguished Service Awards have been chosen most years since 1993 by the President or Past President of the Society to members who have given extraordinary ...
  • 2019 Annual Report

    2019 Annual Report
    The 2019 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2019. Click on the image of the ...
  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam
    It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Professor Trevor A. Thorpe, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. He had been ...
  • Charitable Giving to SIVB

    Charitable Giving to SIVB
    SIVB has high regard for education of our younger members through active enrolment and participation in the society. We also take pride in the number ...
  • Public Policy Update

    Public Policy Update
    Efforts are underway by governments to develop rules to regulate access to digital sequence information (DSI) under several international environmental treaties including the Convention on ...
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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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