Monday, June 4

Daily Program
Abstracts & Posters
Keynote Speaker Keynote Symposium Plant Contributed Papers
Sunday, June 3 International Conference Animal Posters
Monday, June 4 Animal Symposia & Workshops Education Posters
Tuesday, June 5 Joint Symposia Plant Posters
Wednesday, June 6 Plant Symposia & Workshops Addendum Booklet
Thursday, June 7 Animal Contributed Papers  

 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Daily Program-at-a-Glance

Time Event Location
7:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration Evergreen Foyer
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits and Posters Evergreen DEFGHI
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Exhibits and Posters Evergreen DEFGHI
Morning
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
7:00 am – 8:00 am In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Program Committee Meeting Executive Auditorium
7:00 am – 9:00 am Plant Biotechnology Program Committee Meeting Regency EFG
8:00 am – 10:00 am Applications of Nanotechnology in “In Vitro” Biology (Nanobiology) Evergreen ABC
9:00 am – 10:00 am SIVB/IAPB/Springer Business Meeting Cottonwood
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break Evergreen DEFGHI
  Awards Committee Meeting Juniper
10:30 am – 12:30 pm In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Student and Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Regency EFG
  Non-Human Viruses in Biomedical Research Executive Auditorium
  Plant Biotechnology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Regency ABCD
  Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition Evergreen ABC
Afternoon
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Exhibitors/SIVB Refreshment Break Evergreen DEFGHI
  Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Cottonwood
  In Vitro – Plant Editorial Board Meeting Juniper
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm In Vitro Manipulation and Breeding of High-Value Fruit Crops Regency ABCD
  In Vitro Systems to Study Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Executive Auditorium
  Harnessing the Promise of Agricultural Biotechnology: Update on Multi-Institutional Biotech Evergreen ABC
3:15 pm – 5:30 pm 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology Opening Ceremony Evergreen ABC
3:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks  
3:25
Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. Keynote Symposium  
4:30
2012 Society For In Vitro Biology Awards Ceremony  
4:35
2012 Fellow Award Recipients  
4:40
2012 Distinguished Service Award Presentations  
5:00
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentations  
Evening
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony Reception Evergreen DEFGHI
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Poster Session
Odd Poster Authors will be present
Evergreen DEFGHI
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Student Networking Symposium: Writing and Submitting a Grant Proposal Executive Auditorium

 

 

Monday, June 4

7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Registration
Evergreen Foyer

 

APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN “IN VITRO” BIOLOGY (NANOBIOLOGY)

Conveners: Kan Wang, Iowa State University, and Brad L. Upham, Michigan State University

8:00 am – 10:00 am      Plenary Symposium      Evergreen ABC

Introduction of nanotechnology to biological research is anticipated to bring the field to an unprecedented new level.  In this session, we invite experts in the field to share the most recent developments in the application of nanotechnology in plant, animal and medicinal researches.  We will also discuss the impact and potential safety implications of nanotechnology in health and environment.

8:00
  Introduction (K. Wang and B. L. Upham)
8:05
PS-1
Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Molecular Imaging
Xiahu H. Gao,
University of Washington
8:30
PS-2
Application of Nanotechnology in Plant Sciences: Efficient Introductionof Nanoparticles to Plant Cells
Susana Martin-Ortigosa, Iowa State University
8:55
PS-3
New Advances in Understanding of Carbon Nanotubes – Plant Interactions
Mariya Khodakovskaya, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
9:20
PS-4
TBA
Terry Kavanagh, University of Washington

 

 

 

10:00 am – 10:30 em
Coffee Break
Evergreen DEFGHI


IN VITRO ANIMAL CELL SCIENCES STUDENT AND POST DOCTORAL ORAL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Moderator: Lia H. Campbell, Cell and Tissue Systems

Panel of In Vitro Animal Cell Science Experts Evaluating the Contestants:
Lia H. Campbell, Cell And Tissue Systems, William J. Smith, USAMRICD, and Brad L. Upham, Michigan State University

10:30 am – 12:30 pm      Animal Contributed Paper Competition      Regency EFG

To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding students and post docs, the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences section is pleased to announce the 2012 In Vitro Animal Cell Science Research Oral Presentation Competitions for both Students and Post Docs. Students and Post Docs wishing to enter submitted a copy of their title and abstract (as submitted to SIVB) and abstract tracking number to Dr. Lia Campbell. Only those abstracts formally submitted to both SIVB and Dr. Campbell were considered. Finalists were selected based on the quality of the abstracts. A panel of judges will evaluate the presentations at the congress. Criteria are experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance of the presentation and ability of the finalist to respond to questions. Winners will be presented with a certificate and a cash award at the Congress.

10:30
A-1000
Homobrassinolide Enhances Myogenic Potential of Satellite Muscle Cells. Debora Esposito, North Carolina State University, Ilya Raskin, and Slavko
Komarnytsky
10:50   Author Unable to Attend
11:10
A-1002
Inhibition of 32D Myeloid Progenitor Cell Differentiation by the SALL1 Gene
Maria R. Stupnikov, Stony Brook University, Jerell Aguila, Jian Zhong, and Yupo Ma
11:30
A-1003
Characterization of Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 as a Novel Oncolytic Virus
Breanne Cuddington, McMaster University, and K. Mossman
11:50
A-1004
Establishing and Characterizing an Endothelial Cell Line from the Bulbus Arteriosus of Juvenile Walleye, Sander vitreus, for Physiology,Toxicology and Virology Research
Nguyen T. K. Vo, University of Waterloo, Ci Chen, John S. Lumsden, Brian Dixon, Lucy E. J. Lee, and Niels C. Bols
12:10
A-1005
Evaluation of Aurora kinase B as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Human Liposarcoma
Taylor Lavallie, Midwestern University. Lauren A. C. Alt, Michael J. Fay, and Sandhya Noronha
 

 

NON-HUMAN VIRUSES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Conveners: Stephanie DeWitte-Orr, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Cynthia L. Goodman, USDA/ARS/BCIRL

10:30 am – 12:30 pm      Animal Symposium      Executive Auditorium

Important biomedical advances have been made using non-human virus-host models. Expression vectors originating from insect baculoviruses have been employed in the pharmaceutical industry for the expression of selected drug target genes in mammalian cells, as well as in the development of vaccines for human and animal diseases. Bovine herpesviruses are beginning to show promise as an oncolytic therapy, specifically targeting and killing human cancer cells. Furthermore, important findings related to virus-host interactions have resulted from studies using fish viruses and fish cell lines. Our session will focus on how these differing approaches to virus research have resulted in advances in a number of critical areas, including human health and agriculture.

10:30
  Introduction (S. DeWitte-Orr)
10:35
A-3
Characterization of Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 as a Novel Oncolytic Virus
Breanne Cuddington, McMaster University
11:00
A-1
Baculovirus Technology: Protein Expression, Drug Discovery, Vaccines,
What Next?
Thomas Kost, GlaxoSmithKline
11:25
A-2
Use of a Fish Macrophage Cell Line, RTS11, to Study Virus/Macrophage Interactions
Niels Bols, University of Waterloo
11:50
A-4
Characterization of a Hepatitis E-like Virus from Fish
James Winton, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center
    Discussion
 

 

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY POST DOCTORAL ORAL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Moderator: Hong Luo, Clemson University

Panel of Plant Biotechnology Experts Evaluating the Contestants:
C. S. Prakash Kumar, National University of Singapore, Nancy A. Reichert, Mississippi State University, and John J. Finer, The Ohio State University

10:30 am – 12:30 pm      Plant Contributed Paper Competition      Regency ABCD

To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section is pleased to announce the 2012 Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition. Post Doctoral candidates wishing to enter submitted a copy of their title and abstract to Dr. Hong Luo. Only those abstracts formally submitted to Dr. Luo were considered. Postdoctoral competition finalists were selected based on the quality of the abstracts. A panel of judges will evaluate the presentations at the congress. Criteria are experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance and ability of the post doc to explain it. Winners will be presented with a certificate and a cash award at the Congress.

10:30
P-1000
Optimized Site-specific Recombination Systems for Improved Plant Biotechnology
Min Shao, USDA-WRRC-ARS Crop Improvement and Utilization, and James Thomson
10:50
P-1001
Heat-shock Induced Marker-gene Excision by Cre/lox and Its Stable Inheritance in FLP/FRT Mediated Site-specific Gene-integration Lines of Transgenic Rice
Nandy Soumen, University of Arkansas, and Vibha Srivastava
11:10
P-1002
Recombinase-mediated Technologies for Production of Plants and Microbes with Enhanced Traits
Meridith Cook, USDA-ARS-WRRC Crop Improvement and
Utilization Research Unit, and James Thomson
11:30
P-1015
A Novel JAZ1 Protein from Peach Negatively Regulates Flower Opening and Is Not Degraded by the Ubiquitin/26S Proteasome Pathway
Sherif Sherif, University of Guelph, I. El-Sharkawy, J. Mathur, G. Paliyath, and S. Jayasankar
11:50
P-1004
Gene Silencing in Multiple Arabidopsis Genes by Terminator-less
Transgene Constructs
M. Aydin Akbudak, University of Arkansas, S. J. Nicholson, J. Thomas, and V. Srivastava
 

 

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Moderator: Sukhpreet Sandhu, Nunhems USA Inc.

Panel of Plant Biotechnology Experts Evaluating the Contestants:
Sylvia Mitchell, University of West Indies, Gregory Phillips, Arkansas State University, and Todd Jones, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm      Plant Contributed Paper Competition      Evergreen ABC

To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding students, the Plant Biotechnology Section is pleased to announce the 2012 Student Oral Presentation Competition. Student candidates wishing to enter submitted a copy of their title and abstract to Dr. Sukhpreet Sandhu. Only those abstracts formally submitted to Dr. Sandhu were considered. Student competition finalists were selected based on the quality of the abstracts. A panel of judges will evaluate the presentations at the congress. Criteria are experimental design, data analysis, proper interpretation of the results, originality of the study, technical difficulty, appearance and ability of the student to explain it. Winners will be presented with a certificate and a cash award at the Congress.

10:30
P-1005
Wound-induction of GmERF Promoters in Soybean
Carlos M. Hernandez-Garcia,The Ohio State University, S. J. Nicholson, J. Thomas, and V. Srivastava
10:50
P-1006
Inhibition of Human Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Oxidation by Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Extracts: An In Vitro Study
K. D. P. P. Gunathilake, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, and H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
11:10
P-1007
MS Mineral Nutrients Limit Growth and Development of Micropropagated Red Raspberries
Sukalya Poothong, Oregon State University, and Barbara M. Reed
11:30
P-1008
An Improved Temporary Immersion Bioreactor Design for Plant Tissue Culture Propagation
Sydney Shaw, The Pennsylvania State University, Matt Curtis, Sergio Florez, Jeff Larsen, and Wayne R. Curtis
11:50
P-1009
Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation and Regeneration of Pumpkin Ash (Fraxinus profunda) Hypocotyls
Micah E. Stevens, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Paula M. Pijut
 

 

IN VITRO MANIPULATION AND BREEDING OF HIGH-VALUE FRUIT CROPS

Conveners: Kevin M. Folta, University of Florida, and Jayasankar Subramanian, University of Guelph

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Plant Workshop      Regency ABCD

Fruit crops provide important variety, nutrition, value and pleasure to the human diet. However, for most fruit species breeding practices have remained almost the same for the last half century. During this same time the challenges to production have grown significantly. The high costs of labor, fuel, and fertilizer, coupled to threats from new pests and pathogens stand as substantial barriers to profitable production. Over the last two decades advances have been made in manipulation and breeding of fruit crops in vitro. New technologies have spawned solutions to these and other problems, producing superior genotypes with great potential for human benefit. This session will feature speakers engaged in fruit crop improvement using transgenic technologies or other means of improvement through in vitro breeding.

1:30
  Introduction (K. M. Folta and S. Jayasankar)
1:35
P-1
Genetic Transformation: Bridging from Functional Genomics to Specialty Crop Improvement
Guo-Qing Song, Michigan State University
1:55
P-2
Progress in the Development of Intragenic Grapevine
Dennis Gray, University of Florida
2:15
P-3
Clonal Propagation of GMO Virus Resistant Papaya Hybrids and, Someday,Maybe Non-GMO Ones
Maureen Fitch, Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
2:35
P-4
Manipulating Fruit Genomes – Discovery to Application
Amit Dhingra, Washington State University
2:55
  Discussion
 

 

IN VITRO SYSTEMS TO STUDY OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISEASES

Conveners: Thomas J. Flynn, US FDA and Magnolia Ariza-Nieto, Cornell University

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Animal Symposium      Executive Auditorium

The incidence of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic diseases is rising steadily in the U.S. and other industrialized nations and has been described as an “epidemic.” While it is known that a marked imbalance between caloric intake and caloric expenditure is a major contributor to this epidemic, there is still much that is not known about the underlying biological mechanisms. In vitro systems can play a major role in elucidating these biological mechanisms. This symposium will highlight some of the in vitro systems currently being used, (e.g., human, hepatocytes, adipocytes, and iPS cells), the metabolic disorders modeled (e.g., diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver) and some biological mechanisms linked to these metabolic disorders (e.g., inflammation, oxidative stress, activation/inactivation of nuclear receptors).

1:30
  Introduction (T. J. Flynn and M. Ariza-Nieto)
1:35
A-5
Diabetes-Accelerated Vascular Disease –­ In Vitro and In Vivo Studies
Karin Bornfeldt, University of Washington School of Medicine
2:00
A-6
Genomic Comparison of In Vivo and In Vitro Adipose Insulin Resistance Models
Ernest Fraenkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:25
A-7
Mechanisms of Oxidative Damage Studied with In Vitro Models of
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Martha Garcia, US FDA
2:50
  Discussion
 

 

HARNESSING THE PROMISE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: UPDATE ON MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL BIOTECH

Conveners: Ted M. Klein, Pioneer Crop Genetics

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Plant Symposium      Evergreen ABC

The promise of agricultural biotechnology can only be realized if well-funded and coordinated programs with clear goals are established and implemented. The path toward applying the results from such programs must also be clear and carefully planned. This session will bring together researchers involved in large projects that involve multiple labs in different continents. The talks will highlight not only technical successes, but demonstrate successful coordination between researchers, funding groups, and government agencies.

1:30
  Introduction (T. Klein)
1:35
P-5
Public Sector Delivery of Transgenically Enhanced Cassava to African Farmers
Nigel J. Taylor, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
2:00
P-6
Biofortified Sorghum for Africa
Zuo-Yu Zhao Pioneer Hi-Bred
2:25
P-7
Public-private Partnerships for Delivering Stress-tolerant Maize Hybrids to African Farmers: CIMMYT’s Experience
Gary N. Atilin, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT
2:50
  Discussion
 

 

2012 WORLD CONGRESS ON IN VITRO BIOLOGY OPENING CEREMONY

World Congress Sponsors:
Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB)
Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (JSAAE)
The Japanese Tissue Culture Association (JTCA)

Program Chair:  Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm      Opening Ceremony      Evergreen ABC

Conveners:        Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida,David D. Songstad, Cibus LLC

3:15   Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Acknowledgement of Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (JSAAE) and The Japanese Tissue Culture Association(JTCA)
David D. Songstad, President, Society for In Vitro Biology
3:25   ROBERT H. LAWRENCE, JR. KEYNOTE SYMPOSIUM
    Introduction (D. D. Songstad)
  KS-1 Systems Approaches to Disease and the Emergence of Proactive P4 Medicine
Leroy Hood, PhD, MD, President and Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology
4:15   Questions and Answers
4:30   2012 SOCIETY FOR IN VITRO BIOLOGY AWARDS CEREMONY
4:35   2012 Fellow Award Recipients (Awards to be presented at Section Meetings)
Dannette Connor-Ward
Tetsuji Okamoto,Hiroshima University
Peggy J. Ozias-Akins, University of Georgia
4:40   2012 Distinguished Service Award Presentations
(Awards to be presented by William J. Smith):
    Board Members
John J. Finer, OARDC/The Ohio State University
Todd Jones, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Mark C. Jordan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Wayne A. Parrott, University of Georgia
Gregory C. Phillips, Arkansas State University
Elizabeth J. Roemer, SUNY Stony Brook
Pamela J. Weathers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Education
Margaret M. Young, Elizabeth City State University Special Recognition
John W. Harbell, Mary Kay Inc.
    2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentations
  5:00 (Introduction by Stephanie DeWitte-Orr; Acknowledgement by Dr. Bols to follow)
Niels C. Bols, University of Waterloo
  5:15 (Introduction by J. Denry Sato; Acknowledgement by Dr. McKeehan to follow)
Wallace L. McKeehan, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
  5:30 Adjourn

 

 
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2012 WORLD CONGRESS ON
IN VITRO BIOLOGY OPENING CEREMONY RECEPTION
Evergreen DEFGHI
 
Exhibits and Posters
Monday, June 4
Odd Poster Authors will be present
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
 

 

STUDENT NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM: WRITING AND SUBMITTING A GRANT PROPOSAL

Conveners: Vinita Daniel, Midwestern University, and Kerri Neugebauer, Kansas State University

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm      Education Symposium      Executive Auditorium

Conducting scientific research requires extensive funding to adequately supply and staff an efficient lab. In these economic times, majority of the funding required comes from grant proposals. The act of writing and submitting a grant proposal can seem daunting to students. Respected institutions have strict requirements for submitting a grant. Due to the amount of competition when applying for a grant, expectations are high in the detail and quality of the proposal. These are just some of the many factors that must be considered while writing a grant proposal. Meet with a panel of distinguished and successful post-docs and scientists to discuss the grant proposal writing and submission process. Representatives from plant and animal sciences will be present at this symposium. Come hear short presentations and participate in the open floor discussion.

Panelists:

Mae Cianco, Midwestern University
Michael J. Fay, Midwestern University
Harold N. Trick, Kansas State University
Pamela J. Weathers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Brad L. Upham, Michigan State University