Present your research!

The Program Committee requests abstracts of your research for presentation at the 2011 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Don’t miss out on your chance to share your scientific research with hundreds of scientists working in the fields of in vitro tissue culture and biotechnology. Deadlines are fast approaching!

The abstract submission deadline is March 31!

Come learn the latest advances in plant and animal biotechnology

Come learn the latest advances in plant and animal biotechnology with informative sessions focusing on the science, novel technologies, and advances of in vitro biology for both plants and animals presented by leading scientists. This year we are offering sessions on RNAs, cell culture contamination, bionformatics, systems biology, 3D functional tissues, herbal medicines, single molecule sequencing, transformation technologies, physiological disorders, biofeedstocks, GE crops, plant-made pharmaceuticals, alternative plant models, tree biotechnology and more! Check out the full program.

2011 Keynote Speaker

Learn more about the 2011 Keynote Speaker, Gale Buchanan, former Under Secretary of Agriculture (2006-2008) under the Bush Administration, former Dean of Agriculture at the University of Georgia and Past President of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

Don’t forget to Register for the
Special Events at the 2011 Meeting

The Local Organizing Committee of the 2011 In Vitro Biology Meeting’s Program Committee has arranged a number of special events for the enjoyment of the attendees of the 2011 In Vitro Biology Meeting. For more information on these events or to register, read here!

We hope you can join us!


Workshop on Advances in Cotton Biotechnology – Saturday, June 4, 2011

Preparations are underway for a special off-property workshop being sponsored by Cotton Inc. on Saturday, June 4 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. One of the most important goals that all agriculture-related industries are constantly trying to achieve is sustainability. Constant affords in genetic improvement of cotton are targeting enhanced yield, improved fiber quality, resistance to insects and diseases and increased tolerance of cotton to abiotic stress. Some advances and limitations of such efforts will be covered in relevant presentations followed by round table discussion. There is no fee to attend this special event which includes the workshop held at Cotton, Inc. and dinner. You will be returned to the Raleigh Convention Center in time to participate in Saturday’s Welcome Reception. Attendance is limited to 30 participants and you must pre-register if you wish to attend.  A wait list will be available once registration is filled.


Evening at Duke Homestead –
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Plans are underway for a special evening at the Duke Homestead on Tuesday, June 7. See the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco. His sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the world’s largest tobacco company. Duke and others helped create a market for Durham-area tobacco products that eventually would make North Carolina the heart of an international tobacco empire. Visit the Tobacco Curing Barn, Packhouse, and First Tobacco Factory where they processed the tobacco. You can also learn about the personal side of the Dukes by visiting their Grape Arbor, Smokehouse, Wellhouse, and Ash Hopper.  The cost for this casual evening event is $75 and includes transportation, walking self-tour and dinner on the grounds of the homestead.


Tour of Plants for Human Health Institute –
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plans are underway for a tour of the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on Wednesday, June 8.  Through groundbreaking, transdisciplinary discovery and outreach, the North Carolina State University PPHI pioneers a dramatic shift in the way the American public views and uses plant food crops, not merely as a source of nutrients and flavorful calories, but as a powerful resource of bioactive plant components that protect and enhance human health. Integrated research in metabolomics, biochemistry, pharmacogenomics, breeding, molecular biology, postharvest attributes, and phytochemistry will be geared towards development of fruit and vegetable produce with pharmacologically-relevant levels of health-protective phytochemical complexes. The ultimate goal is to develop and characterize existing as well as new candidate crops with unique merit for human health and wellness. SIVB meeting participants are being invited to visit PHHI and tour their facility.   Plans for the tour consist of visits to the Light Microscopy Laboratory, which provides expertise both for image acquisition and analysis from experiment planning to data analysis, and the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory, where spectroscopy is used to study the structure of molecules, their physiological interactions and the composition of mixtures of biological origin. The price for this tour is $42 and includes round trip bus transportation to the PHHI facility, lunch and refreshments.


“Feel the Thrill” Tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway – Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plans are underway for a Feel the Thrill tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, June 8. Charlotte is NASCAR’s hometown and the Charlotte Motor Speedway is truly the Mecca of Motorsports. This exciting tour lasts nearly an hour and allows fans to experience the extreme 24-degree banking in the turns when the tour van takes a lap around the 1.5-mile track. You will also get to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series garages located in the infield, travel the two infield road courses, ride down pit road and stop for a picture in Victory Circle. All tour participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The price for this tour is $38 and includes round trip bus transportation to the speedway “Feel the Thrill” Tour and lunch.

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