Category: Issue 54-2 April-June 2020

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 biology and demonstrated service to the Society. The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Dr. Jeffrey Adelberg and Dr. Neal Stewart with Fellow Awards

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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 suffering from poor health in recent months, and died peacefully in a hospital on 18 May 2020. We convey our heartfelt condolences to Trevor’s wife Rosita (Yvonne) and his children, Jennifer and Anthony.

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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 of members who have been active in SIVB for their entire careers which in many cases include members who have retired from their full-time positions.

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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 Biological Diversity (CBD), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS).

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Journal Highlights

One of the current environmental threats of public and scientific concern is the high altitude plant disappearance due to the climate changes. Rainfall reduction, rare snowfalls, decrease of snow coverage, and increase of temperatures, led to the rarefaction of high-altitude species, with a gradual long-term transformation towards more drought-tolerant plants.

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Member News

Olam International is a large agribusiness company with locations around the world. Our division grows and dehydrates millions of pounds of onions, garlic and paprika and markets these products to food suppliers domestically and in the international market.

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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.

Sylvia Mitchell

Michael Fay