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 write this report with a lot more hope that we are making progress against the pandemic, while things are getting under control in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Things to Know Before You Log On!

    Things to Know Before You Log On!
    SIVB 2021: In Vitro OnLine will a fully interactive virtual meeting available in the palm of your hand. We can’t wait to share this year’s ...
  • 2020 Annual Report

    2020 Annual Report
    The 2020 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2020.
  • International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS)

    International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS)
    The International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) is the world’s largest Student Association in The Field of Agriculture and Related Sciences. ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal Highlights
    3D organ-like culture models are a rapidly advancing area of in vitro biological science, in contrast to monolayer cell culture in the beginning of in ...
  • Member News

    Member News
    Dr. Matthew R. Willmann, served as Editor for the book titled “Genome Editing for Precision Crop Breeding”; Dr. John Finer will retire.
  • 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!
  • SIVB Gives You More to Smile About

    SIVB Gives You More to Smile About
    Looking for a convenient, pain-free way to support SIVB? Now you can support SIVB when you go shopping. Amazon will make a donation to the ...
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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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