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In Memoriam

Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long illness, on January 12, 2019. He was born April 2, 1934 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI, the youngest of seven siblings. Art earned a master’s degree at the University of Guelph (1962, Bacteriology) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965, Food Science and Technology). He then went on to earn a Sc.D. at the Harvard School of Public Health (1969, Microbiology). After a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford Research Institute, he began a...

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UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, and the coming Christmas season, a meeting was taking place halfway around the world that could have far-reaching consequences on the ability to use agricultural biotechnology. SIVB member David Songstad was invited to give a presentation on November 20th at side event on “Synthetic Biology: What it is, what it isn’t, and the applicability of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety”, as part of the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. ...

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Member News

Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book provides thorough coverage of transgenic plants with methods on plant transformation, biotechnological application of transgenic plants, and future developments. Chapters are grouped into sections focusing on transformation model and crop plants, genome engineering, and transgenic event characterization. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, Fort valley State University Raviraj Banakar Subhasappa, Iowa State University Colton Batten, Arkansas State University Ardith Bhinu, Waukee Community Schools Adrianne Brown, Tuskegee University Cristofer Calvo, Arkansas Bioscience Institute Capri T. Charleston, Tuskegee University Gavril Chong, Plant and Food Research Prabin Dhungana, Mississippi State University Georgina Dowd, Plant and Food Research New Zealand Oliver Dozier, Arkansas State University Valerie E. Dudley, VENDEC INDUSTRIES Lana Elkins, Arkansas State University Hong...

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Fund for the Future

The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors to the Society for In Vitro Biology Dr. Chunsheng Lu Dr. Barry Flinn Dr. George Gomez Dr. Nelly Auersperg Dr. Cynthia L. Goodman Dr. Helga M. Ogmundsdottir Dr. John L Griffis, Jr. Dr. Arthur E. Greene Dr. Miho Kusuda Furue Dr. Richard Heller Dr. Todd J. Jones Dr. Yasuhiro Tomooka Dr. Allan R. Wenck Dr. Steve Michael Millett Dr. Raziel S Hakim Dr. Vladimir Sidorov Dr. Laura S. Rhoads Dr. Gertrude C. Buehring Dr. Niels C. Bols Mr. Jean J.F. Felix Dr. Bin Tian Dr. Yongjian Chang...

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  • President’s Report

    The first annual meeting as the new society president was both exciting and humbling. Even after decades in the society, I never appreciated the full ...
  • 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Summary

    The 2018 SIVB Conference was held from June 2nd to June 6th, 2018, in Saint Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt at the Arch in downtown ...
  • CAST Gene Editing Paper Presented at 2018 SIVB Meeting

    CAST officially rolled out its much-anticipated Issue Paper #60–Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance–on July 9 in Washington, D.C. On June 4 in St. ...
  • 2018 Meeting Supporters

    2018 Meeting SupportersThe 2018 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2018 In Vitro ...
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

    The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers ...
  • 2018 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 ...
  • 2018 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 ...
  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award

    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 ...
  • 2018 Student Awards

    The following student awards were presented at the 2018  In Vitro Biology Meeting in Saint Louis, MO. Information on additional awardees at the 2018 Meeting ...
  • 2018 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 ...
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