News from the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences (IVACS) Section

Greetings to the Members of the IVACS Section:

As the IVACS Chair for the past two years, I have enjoyed working with the SIVB leadership, the IVACS officers and membership, the SIVB Business office, and the Plant Biotechnology officers and membership.  Becoming more involved with the SIVB has been a great experience and I would encourage interested members of IVACS to become more involved with SIVB. I especially want to thank my fellow IVACS officers, Cynthia Goodman, Brad Upham, and Yvonne Reid, who were instrumental to our Section’s success.  Thank you to Bill Smith for his leadership as SIVB President, and also thank you to Lucy Lee and Liz Roemer for their service on the SIVB Board of Directors.  The future of the IVACS section looks bright as we have a very capable leadership team (Brad Upham, Addy Alt-Holland, Michael Dame and Magnolia Ariza-Nieto) who will soon be starting their new roles as IVACS officers.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the 2012 World Congress in Bellevue, WA in June.

Michael J. Fay
IVACS Chair




 

The following Biotechnology training courses are being offered at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  These Workshops are sponsored by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.  For more information on these workshops please visit www.biotrac.com.

 

June 2012

Recombinant DNA Methodology, June 4-8, 2012
Digital Imaging, June 12-14, 2012
Clinical Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery, June 18-22, 2012

July 2012

PCR Methodology: Principles, Optimization and Applications, July 10-13, 2012
Real Time and Quantitative PCR, July 16-19, 2012

August 2012

Laser Capture Microdissection: Methods for Microgenomic Analysis, August 6-10, 2012

September 2012

Vaccines: Development and Evaluation of Efficacy, September 5-7, 2012
Principles and Applications of DNA Microarrays, September 10-14, 2012
Biotechnology Techniques, September 17-21, 2012
Proteomics: Principles and Methods, September 24-28, 2012

October 2012

Vaccines: Development and Evaluation of Efficacy, September 5-7, 2012
Principles and Applications of DNA Microarrays, September 10-14, 2012
Biotechnology Techniques, September 17-21, 2012
Proteomics: Principles and Methods, September 24-28, 2012
Stem Cells: Principles & Applications, October 1-5, 2012
IPS: Principles and Methods, October 9-12, 2012
Small Interfering RNA (siRNA) & Functional Genomics, October 15-19, 2012
Analytical Techniques for the Quantitation of Angiogenesis and Lympoangiogenesis, October 23-26, 2012

November 2012

miRNA: Tools and Technologies for the Quantitative and Functional Analysis in Mammalian Cells, October 31-Nov 2, 2012
Protein-DNA Interactions: Gene Specific and Epigenetic Regulation of Expression of the Mammalian Genome, November 5-9, 2012
Flow Cytometry: Principles and Methods, November 13-16, 2012
Expression, Detection & Purification of Recombinant Proteins in Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells, November 28-30, 2012

December 2012

Epigenetics, December 4-7, 2012

 

The American Type Culture Collection recently released the ATCC® Animal Cell Culture Guide – tips and techniques for continuous cell lines. The cell culture guide was included as an insert in the journal Science. The guide is a great resource for students who are learning in vitro techniques.

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