Print The 2017 Program Committee is well underway preparing for the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Raleigh Convention Center and Raleigh Marriott City Center from June 10 – 14, 2017 for this exciting event. Check out the latest meeting news!

Abstract submission is now available!

The Program Committee requests abstracts of your research for presentation at the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Meeting. The Early Bird Abstract Submission deadline is January 15, 2016, so register now and submit your abstract early. For details on submitting and formatting your abstract, please visit the Abstract Submission page.

NEW: Keynote Speaker Announced

atalaDr. Anthony Atala, MD, has been announced as 2017 SIVB Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Atala is the Director and Chairman of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest University. Read more about Dr. Atala

Workshop on Flow Cytometry–Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am– 5:00 pm

Start Saturday morning of the meeting by jumping into some science! Plans are being made for an all day workshop to include both speaker presentations and a hands-on experience in the fields of Plant and Animal Flow Cytometry. The morning would include presentations on topics such as ploidy level, genome analysis, secondary metabolites expression enhancement, genome editing, microspore for acceleration of breeding cycle, and drugs screening. The afternoon would offer an introduction of the equipment then hands on opportunities for all registrants.

Tuesday Evening Dinner and Event–Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

Plans are being discussed for a special evening event on Tuesday night that you won’t want to miss. Venues being considered include Raleigh’s Museum of Natural Sciences and the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. Below are what you might be able to experience at these venues. Events will include tours, events, transportation and dinner.

n-c-museum-natural-sciences-2The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences. This event would include dinner plus special group tours with the scientists of the Museum’s Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab and Biodiversity Research Lab.


The Museum of Life and Sciences is an interactive science park including 2-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories & beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, & endangered red wolves. Attendees would have the opportunity to participate in a butterfly release and enjoy some animal encounters, then relax by the Butterfly house for dinner.

Wednesday Scientific Tours –Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Before you fly home, take the opportunity to enjoy visiting some of the scientific offerings in Raleigh. SIVB is making plans for two possible tours on Wednesday afternoon that may be of interest to our members. Tour possibilities include:

raulstonThe Research Triangle Tour: This tour will include visits to some of the major companies for biotechnology found in Research Triangle Park. Visits under consideration are the Bee Care Center at Bayer CropScience and walking tours of Syngenta and AgBiome. Learn about how some of our members are affecting change in science today!

An Afternoon in the Trees: This tour would provide a visit to the JC Raulston Arboretum, a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. This would be combined with a visit and tour at the Horticulture Department of North Carolina State University.

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