Month: March 2020

President’s Report

The results of the election of officers (Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Section Officers) are in and I would like to thank all who offered their services to the society. All of these positions are very important to the society for its governance and it is the successful completion of these functions that make the SIVB a successful society. The transitions to the newly elected officers will occur at the Friday night Board of Directors meeting just before the annual meeting in San Diego.

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2019 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

The 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 of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Harold Trick as a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award at the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tampa, FL.

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Journal Highlights

The basic tissue culture process of maize transformation has changed little since the first reports in 1990. The maize Agrobacterium-mediated transformation process normally takes about 10 to 15 weeks from embryo infection and co-cultivation to when “T0” plants can be sent to the greenhouse (GH). At Corteva AgriscienceTM, a research team recently developed a new transformation method that utilizes the maize transcription factors Babyboom (BBM) and Wuschel2 (WUS2) to stimulate direct transgenic embryo formation and plant regeneration.

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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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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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