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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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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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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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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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  • 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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