The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is excited to announce that its annual meeting is going to be an in-person event (SIVB 2023) and will be held from June 10-14, 2023, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, VA. SIVB will also offer On-Demand Limited Access Registration opportunities providing access to recorded sessions from some of the key highlights of the 2023 program to accommodate the attendees that cannot meet in-person, but still want to enjoy some of the presentation from the program.
The meeting would be a forum gathering the world’s top academic and industry leaders as well as experts from the government regulatory agencies to share their latest research in emerging technologies, genome editing, synthetic biology, organoid, spatial and single cell genomics, metabolomics, microbiomes, biotechnology for sustainability, in vitro technologies and product development and other fields. It also bridges the gap between plant and animal biotechnology research, thus providing an opportunity to learn advances with broad relevance across kingdoms of life.
Committed to providing an excellent scientific program, the Program Committee has put together sessions to facilitate collaboration and networking with leading experts. Dr. Princess Imoukheude, a leader in systems biology research, engineering education, and academic diversity initiatives, will provide the Keynote address on “Bioengineering: Realizing the Promise of Cell Signaling Control in Health and Disease” during the opening ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2023. She is a Professor and the Chair in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and the holder of the Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair. Dr. Imoukhuede’s main research focuses on the many signals and receptors that regulate the formation of blood vessels, important in understanding wound healing and several disorders such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Imoukhuede’s work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. She was also named one of the 1,000 “inspiring Black scientists” by Cell Mentor in 2000.
The meeting begins on Saturday, June 10, 2023, with three preconference workshops, “Grow with the Flow: Advanced Flow Cytometry and Applications”, “Principles and Best Practices for Plant Genome Engineering”, and “Design of Experiments” as well as a panel discussion, “PlantGENE”. One plenary session has been planned for each day of the meeting, bringing experts in the field for both plant and animal sciences to share the knowledge and advances on topics entitled “Diversity in Science”, “Michael E. Horn Emerging Technologies Symposium: Research to Market -In Vitro Biology Product Development”, “Microbiomes – Basics Science to Application” and “Frontiers in Spatial and Single Cell Genomics”. A joint symposium entitled “Biotechnology for Sustainability” has also been organized to showcase the power of both plant and animal in vitro technologies as the key to improving sustainability through biotechnology. In addition to the five plenary sessions and joint symposium, there will be concurrent symposia throughout the day.
SIVB has an excellent tradition of providing meaningful opportunities for students and young scientists to expand their personal and professional growth. To that end, educational symposia, luncheons, and workshops have been organized by the student committee. There are opportunities for competitive and regular student and post-doctoral oral presentations. Two student workshops “Effectively Communicating Research to the Non-Scientific Community” and “Basics of Gene Editing Using CRISPR Technology” will be offered at noon and in the evening, respectively, on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
The Plant Biotechnology Section of SIVB is excited to present a plethora of topics from the basic scientific principles to the applied aspects of micropropagation, genetic transformation, gene editing, metabolomics, and cannabis biotechnology. In addition to a variety of submitted oral and poster presentations, several exciting symposia and workshops have been organized and include: “Innovative Approaches for Plant Gene & Editing Delivery”, “Novel Transformation Technologies”, “New Breeding Technologies and Traditional Technologies for Woody Species/Horticultural/Ornamental Species”, “Cannabis Biotechnology”, “Plant Metabolomics and Metabolic Engineering” “Biotransformation, Open Cell Systems and Use of Cell Cultures”, “Advances in Micropropagation Including Specialty Crops”. “Strategic Crops for Food Security in Underserved Regions”, and “Artificial Seeds”. Join us to learn the latest in in vitro plant biology.
The In Vitro Animal and Cell Sciences Section of SIVB is thrilled to offer many sessions covering exciting topics to reflect research advances and breakthroughs in “Organoid Modeling of Complex Systems”, “Chemoprevention”, “Fish Cell Culture”, “Application of Biotechnology in Invertebrate Cell Culture”, “Photo Biomodulation in Mammalian Applications”, and “Prediction Model development by Designing In Vitro Assays That Are Predictive of In Vivo Activity”. Interactive poster and oral presentations will enhance the breadth of research exchange.
To accommodate the attendees that cannot meet in-person, but still want to enjoy some of the presentation from the program, SIVB will offer On-Demand Limited Access Registration opportunities providing access to recorded sessions from some of the key highlights of the 2023 program. Virtual poster presentations with pre-recorded audio descriptions by authors and silent abstract submission will also be provided.
The Program Committee is looking forward to welcoming everyone in-person and engaging in friendship and scientific discussion. Please join us for the Norfolk Botanical Gardens outing on Tuesday evening, June 13, and the scientific tour on Wednesday afternoon, June 14 at the Old Dominion University’s Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics and Planetarium. What a wonderful way to complete the meeting by enjoying friendship and the beauty of the Mermaid City.
Dr. Hong Luo
IVACS PROGRAM CHAIR
Prof. Emeritus of Law
International Foundation for Ethical Research
PB PROGRAM CHAIR
Dr. Annie Saltarikos
Bayer U.S. – Crop Science