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
    I start this report with some sad news, but also rays of hope for the future. There is still a long way to go before ...
  • SIVB 2021: In Vitro OnLine Update

    SIVB 2021: In Vitro OnLine Update
    The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) annual meeting is going to be a virtual event (SIVB 2021: In Vitro OnLine) and will be offered ...
  • Meeting Update

    Meeting Update
    We are moving quickly forward with plans for the virtual SIVB annual meeting, SIVB 2021: In Vitro OnLine, from June 5 – 9, 2021 and ...
  • 2020 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

    2020 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award
    The SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development ...
  • 2020 SIVB Fellow Award

    2020 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 ...
  • 2020 SIVB Young Scientist Award

    2020 SIVB Young Scientist Award
    The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Young Scientist Award in 2009 to recognize outstanding early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the ...
  • Hayflick Items Accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution History of Science Section

    Hayflick Items Accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution History of Science Section
    The grandfather of all inverted microscopes now in use by cell culturists globally (and other items) have been accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution History of ...
  • Hidden Gems in the SIVB Website

    Hidden Gems in the SIVB Website
    Most of us visit the SIVB website for the latest In Vitro Report, updates on the annual meeting and member news. Often overlooked are some ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal Highlights
    This issue commemorates the life and contributions of Dr. Trevor Alleyne Thorpe, the production of Norway Spruce embryos in a temporary immersion syste, and more.
  • Member News

    Member News
    Piero Barone published the paper titled “CRISPR-Cas9-mediated 75.5-Mb inversion in maize” in the journal Nature Plants. Murdock Ray Gillis accepted the position …
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