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President’s Report

The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow members. The nominations tend to focus on the scientific and leadership achievements of the nominee which are always impressive. Just as interesting to me are the comments from the recipients. In their talks, there is a great focus on people, people who were early mentors, people who became collaborators and finally people who were students or other mentees of the recipient. The importance, the critical contributions of these individuals, as expressed by the recipients,...

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2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from June 8–12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. The program committee has worked extremely hard to make this a truly memorable and inspiring event. Synthetic biology and genome editing will be the focus of this year’s conference, highlighted by the keynote lecture of Prof. June Medford, who is a world leader in plant synthetic biology. We included several sessions that explore impressive technology advances in genome editing and their...

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2019 Meeting News

There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, June 11:  It’s a Whale of a Time: An Evening at the Florida Aquarium Wednesday Afternoon Scientific Tour, June 12: Conservation and Transformation in the Sunshine State Wednesday Afternoon Scientific Tour, June 12: Gulf Coast Research  and Education Center  Don’t forget your Hotel Reservations Saturday Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Saturday, June 8, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm In continuation of the success of Flow Cytometry workshop in the last...

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Journal Highlights

Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of BA on proliferation and spontaneous differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived MSC. Second passage MSC (n = 6) were cultured in either a basal medium (BM, DMEM + 10% FBS), or BM + 2.5 mmol/L BA (BA-2.5) or BM + 5 mmol/L BA (BA-5). Cell proliferation was significantly decreased by both BA-2.5 and BA-5 after 48 h and 72 h (- 55% and - 63%, respectively). To assess the impact of BA on spontaneous differentiation, MSC were cultured for 27 d, with complete media changes every 3 d. At day 27, cells were...

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Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; Educational Opportunities.  The applications and developments in biotechnology are among the most provocative and socially relevant topics today. This Lecture Series, Issues in Biotechnology, by Dr. Albert Kausch, Professor at the University of Rhode Island and Education Chair for the SIVB, is widely accessible and intended for a broad audience; including members of the general public, those involved in the associated industries (both scientists and non-scientists), teachers, students of all levels and majors and is free...

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  • 2018 Student Poster Presentation Competition Winners

    The SIVB student poster presentation competition was held during the 2018 annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. This competition was the 3rd year in a ...
  • 2018 ISEF High School Student Awards

    The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Expression of a rice soluble starch synthase gene in transgenic wheat improves the grain yield under heat stress conditions There are many environmental factors that limit ...
  • Publications Update

    The 2017 Journal Impact Factors were recently released, and there was good news for both In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal and In ...
  • Member News

      Get involved in the discussion: SIVB responds to AMS request for Comments on Proposed Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Many members may not be aware of the ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2018! Marcel Adriaanse, Bejo Zaden B.V. Uyen Phuong Cao Chu, Dupont Pioneer Rosa Angela Castillo Ruiz, Ramiro Arnedo S. A. David Conaway, Ball ...
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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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