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ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10 SIVB IS OFFERING A WORKSHOP ON FLOW CYTOMETRY

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Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter

In conjunction with Beckman Coulter, SIVB will be offering a one-day workshop on Flow Cytometry Saturday, June 10. There will be both lecture and hands on opportunities for the attendees. Registration is limited and advance registration is required. Find out more about the conference program, registration rates, and register today

FINAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS MARCH 31: The abstract submission deadline to have your work considered for poster presentation is March 31! Don’t miss out on your chance to share your research with hundreds of scientists working in the fields of in vitro tissue culture and biotechnology. Submit your research today!

MEET THE 2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Anthony Atala, Director and Chairman of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest University will be our Keynote Speaker presenting a talk on “Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends.”Learn more in this issue’s article on our Keynote Speaker.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: There is still some space available at the official meeting hotel. Make your reservations in our block of rooms at the Raleigh Marriott City Center to be right near the heart of the meeting’s activity. Free in-room wifi and state of the art fitness center access will be yours when you book in the group’s block. Make your reservation today!

Do you want to make this trip special? Then maybe you want to register for one of our three special social events and tours! SIVB is hosting a special Tuesday evening at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, a Wednesday Scientific Tour of North Carolina State University and a Trip out to Research Triangle Park to learn about the local industries. FInd out the details below and make your reservations to join us!

IT’S A TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM : Make your plans to participate in the Tuesday evening, June 13 Night at the Museum. Buses will transport you to the Museum after hours where you will enjoy dinner and refreshments while you have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab, meet animals local to the NC Watershed, and visit the first floor exhibition. The cost for this special evening is $95 and will include bus transportation, dinner in the museum, and special tours. Register now!

WEDNESDAY SCIENTIFIC TOURS; There are two tours available on Wednesday, June 14 for you to choose from. You can either tour North Carolina State University’s special attractions or some of Research Triangle Park’s industries. Just take your pick!

ArboretumWould you like to wander through both Science and Nature? Then let SIVB introduce you to some of the highlights of North Carolina State University (NCSU) in our Afternoon in the Trees Tour. From 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm on Wednesday, visit and tour the Phytotron Facility and Plant Transformation Lab at the Horticulture Department of NCSU. Then,step out into nature at 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. If you like nature, don’t forget your camera! The cost of the tour is $35 and will include bus transportation, boxed lunch, tours of the Phytotron and Plant Transformation Lab and your visit to the Arboretum. Register now!

Maybe you are more interested in visiting some of the local biotechnology companies found in Research Triangle Park. If so, then perhaps your Wednesday would be better spent visiting Research Triangle Park’s Industries. From 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, you can visit Bayer’s Bee Care Center established to find solutions to bee health challenges. Then visit AgBiome’s microbiology, molecular biology, and plant transformation labs as well as the plant pathology, entomology, and fermentation labs and greenhouse facilities and Syngenta’s newly opened Seeds Research facility including the Product Safety and Advanced Crop Lab. Advance registration is required to attend this tour and registration is limited. Participation in this tour is open to attendees who are not employed by competitors of Syngenta. Closed-toe shoes are required on this tour and all visitors who have a known allergy to honey bees should note this after registering. The cost of the tour is $35 and will include bus transportation, boxed lunch, and tours at all three facilities. Register now!

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. The program is continuing to be updated, so check it out and check it often!

We think this year’s meeting is going to be exceptional and hope you are planning on being there too!  See you all in June!