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Fellow Awards

The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. Information on additional award winners will be provided in future issues of the In Vitro Report. Amy Wang Amy Wang was awarded the Invertebrate Section’s Fellow Award during the 2006 Meeting. Amy joined the SIVB in 1995 and has since been an active member, serving our scientific society in many areas and with...

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Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2006 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.net) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (508) 831-5196, email: weathers@wpi.edu. 2006 John S. Song Award Characterization of Populus tremuloides COMT, 4CL1 and 4CL2 Gene Promoters to Identify Regulatory Elements. The phenylpropanoid pathway supplies a wide range of secondary compounds that play important roles in plant growth and development. Two major classes of...

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Dr. Gordon Sato

Congratulations, Dr. Gordon Sato! In June 2005, Dr. Gordon Sato, PhD, earned the $460,000 Blue Planet Prize, awarded by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation. His technique for cultivating mangrove trees in seawater on the Eritrean coast has led to the development of 700,000ha of mangrove plantations. These could be used as pasture to rear sheep and goats. He is the administrator of the Manzanar Project, Department of Fisheries, Asmara, Eritrea. The Project is a global action project which offers simple, practical and effective solutions to the planet’s most critical problems: reduction of poverty, hunger, environmental pollution, and global warming through...

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Journal Highlights

Undifferentiated Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells The practically unlimited potential of embryonic stem (ES) cells in regenerative medicine is causing an important increase in the number of in vitro differentiation protocols being published, each promising an efficient and viable cell-replacement therapy. However, at present, there is no conclusive data concerning the composition and stage of differentiation of such cell populations, and some of them may be potentially dangerous after transplantation. To this end, the Oct4 promoter, a gene expressed in undifferentiated ES cells, was used in order to track residual undifferentiated ES cells that may survive in the cultures after...

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Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee

Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee Biosafety work practices and personal protective equipment are important aspects to every laboratory environment. The primary goal of the Laboratory Materials and Biosafety Committee is to encourage every SIVB member to accept and implement basic concepts in biological safety and to develop their own personalized safety protocols in their work environment. As part of our commitment to our members, we will present an important topic related to Biosafety at every annual conference in the exhibitor area. In light of current events, biosecurity and personal responsibility will be addressed as an underlying message with every...

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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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