The 2005 meeting was a great scientific and social event for Plant Biotechnology Section members. The following photos give you some idea of what you missed!
Pam Weathers (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Yulan Xiao, (Chiba University, Japan) were so excited by the Silent Auction offerings that they did an impromptu ballet. Pam and Yulan (a recent student of Dr. T. Kozai) were also impromptu roommates for the conference and found they had a lot in common.
A busload of SIVB members toured the Agricultural Research Service open house at Beltsville, MD on Saturday morning June 4. Two large tents of displays and a walking tour of the dairy research barn kept everyone interested.
SIVB member Freddi Hammerschlag greets the tour in a Strawberry suit
SIVB members experience dairy cow research first hand. They especially appreciated the automatic manure removal process!
The SIVB Plant Social
The social served its function well with lots of conversation and chances to get acquainted.
Mary Ann Lila gets a big refresher! (Photo courtesy of Alvar Carlson)
Melissa Hinga receives the Distinguished Service Award
Evening at the Baltimore Aquarium Event
Color coordinated botanists tour the rainforest (Lisa Lee, Indira Iyer, Svetlana Kushnarenko, and Irina Kovalchuk)
Creatures in residence at the Aquarium
Mike Horn, Liz Roemer, Paul Price, and Delia Bethell enjoy the closing dinner