Category: Issue 54-1 January-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
    Dear Friends, I am writing my last president’s letter in April 2020. 2020 will stand out as a banner year for challenges to the SIVB.
  • 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology – Final Program Update

    2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology – Final Program Update
    We find ourselves in a profoundly changing world as we learn to adapt to nature’s presented threat, the SARS-CoV2 virus.
  • Missing the In-Person 2020 World Congress

    Missing the In-Person 2020 World Congress
    It is with great sadness that the SIVB board made the decision to cancel this year’s in person meeting of the SIVB. As a ...
  • Things to Know Before You Log In

    Things to Know Before You Log In
    You’ve heard the SIVB talking about transitioning this year’s event to a Virtual Pre-recorded meeting, but what does it mean? And how can you participate? ...
  • 2019 SIVB Fellow Award

    2019 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 ...
  • 2019 Distinguished Service Awards

    2019 Distinguished Service Awards
    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 ...
  • 2019 Annual Report

    2019 Annual Report
    The 2019 Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the Society’s activities throughout 2019. Click on the image of the ...
  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam
    It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Professor Trevor A. Thorpe, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. He had been ...
  • Charitable Giving to SIVB

    Charitable Giving to SIVB
    SIVB has high regard for education of our younger members through active enrolment and participation in the society. We also take pride in the number ...
  • Public Policy Update

    Public Policy Update
    Efforts are underway by governments to develop rules to regulate access to digital sequence information (DSI) under several international environmental treaties including the Convention on ...
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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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