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
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  • Call for 2021 Nominations

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    Each year, the Society for In Vitro Biology looks to honor our best and brightest. You know your colleagues best, so we reach out to ...
  • 2020 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

    2020 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award
    The SIVB 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 ...
  • SIVB Fellow Award

    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 ...
  • 2020 SIVB Distinguished Service Award

    2020 SIVB Distinguished Service Award
    One of the joys of the SIVB presidency is the ability to nominate individuals who have served the society in some special capacity for a ...
  • 2020 Student Awards

    2020 Student Awards
    The following student awards were presented at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Virtual Pre-recorded Meeting held from June 6-10, 2020. Information on ...
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    SIVB Plant Biotechnology Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Award Winners
    This year’s In Vitro Biology meeting featured a virtual prerecorded oral presentation competition for Plant Biotechnology Students.
  • You’ve Got This!

    You've Got This!
    Continuing to stay engaged, inspiring each other, and learning from each other is now more important than ever for our Society. We hope that this ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Journal Highlights
    Investigation on the suitability of milk-derived primary bovine mammary epithelial cells grown on permeable membrane supports as an in vitro model …
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