Wednesday, June 14

For your viewing convenience, the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting Final Program has been broken down by day.

Daily Program
2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting
June 10
Keynote Symposium Plant Contributed Papers
June 11
Plenary Symposia Animal Posters
June 12
Animal Symposia and Workshops Education Silent Abstracts
June 13
Education Symposia and Workshops Plant Posters
June 14
Plant Symposia and Workshops Abstract Issue Index
Poster Sessions Animal Contributed Papers Late Submission Abstracts and Index

Daily Program-at-a-Glance

Time Event Location
7:00 am – 12:30 pm Registration Hallway Meeting Level North
Morning 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
8:00 am – 10:00 am Natural Products and Biologics Room 306BC
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break Hallway Meeting Level North
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Plant Genome Editing Room 306BC
Micropropagation Room 305
Afternoon 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
1:00  pm – 5:30 pm An Afternoon in the Trees: A North Carolina State University Tour Off Property
1:00  pm – 6:00 pm The Research Triangle Industry Tour Off Property

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 am – 12:30 pm Registration Hallway Meeting Level North


Conveners:     Brad L. Upham, Michigan State University, and Suman Chandra, University of Mississippi

8:00 am – 10:00 am Plenary Symposium Room 306BC

Natural products are chemical compounds produced by living organisms that possess biological activity with pharmacological properties benefiting human health.  Medicine practiced by traditional cultures and ancient civilizations heavily relied on local flora and fauna.  In recent years there has been a very enthusiastic resurgence of interest in the value of natural products in the prevention and cures of human diseases.  Natural products can be isolated from microbial and multicellular flora, or ingested along with dietary foods.  In vitro cell culture systems have proven invaluable ranging from the production of natural products with plant cell culture systems to testing the efficacy and toxicity of these compounds using in vitro mammalian cell culture models. In this session, evidence on the benefits of select natural products on human health and the role of in vitro systems in producing and assessing the benefits of natural products in human health will be covered.


Introduction (B. L. Upham and S. Chandra)

8:25  PS-8 Whole Berries with a High Malvidin or Delphinidin to Low Cyanidin Anthocyanin Ratios Are Most Effective at Improving Metabolic Health
Slavko Komarnytsky, North Carolina State University
9:10  PS-9 Dietary Bioactives for Tissue Regeneration and Skin Care
Deborah Esposito, North Carolina State University
9:55 Discussion
10:00 am – 10:30 pm Coffee Break Hallway Meeting Level North


Convener:       Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Plant Symposium
(See Abstract Pages S- to S-)
Room 306BC

Genome editing strategies with designer nucleases (CRISPR/Cas9, TALENs, meganucleases, ZFNs) have revolutionized plant breeding. They allow the targeting of a specific DNA sequence within a genome for precision nucleotide substitutions, nucleotide deletions or site directed gene stacking.  This session will highlight progress with both technical challenges and applications of genome editing for crop improvement. We will also discuss experimental considerations for successful implementation of this powerful technology.

10:30 Introduction (F. Altpeter)
10:35 P-35 Seizing Opportunities in a Complex Genome for Targeted Mutagenesis or Allele Replacement in Sugarcane
Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida
11:00 P-36 CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing in Rice and Maize
Bing Yang, Iowa State University
11:25 P-37 Optimizing Gene Targeting in Plants
Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota
11:50 P-38 Development of Precision Genome Engineering Technologies in Maize
Shujie Dong, Syngenta
12:15  Discussion


Convener:       Sivamani Elumalai, Syngenta

10:30 am – 11:45 pm Plant Contributed Paper Session Room 305
10:30  P-1017 Applications of 3D Printing to Develop New Plant Tissue Culture Systems
A. Maxwell P. Jones, University of Guelph, Mukund Shukla, Amritpal Singh, Kevin Piunno, and Praveen Saxena
10:45 P-1018 Developments and Progress in Southern California Cannabis Tissue Culture
Norman Senn, Knockout Genetics, and Savannah St. Clair
11:00 P-1019 Highly Efficient In Vitro Multiplication of Commercially Important Black Pepper Cultivar (Piper nigrum cv. Srilanka)
Virendra M. Verma, Micronesia Plant Propagation Research Center
11:15 P-1020 Initiation of Cell Suspension Cultures from Axenic Leaf Explants of Lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus L.).

Veysel Süzerer, Bingől University, Ayşe Hoşer, Elif Demir, Hilal Surmuş Asan, Engin Tilkat, Abdulselam Ertaş, and Ahmet Onay

11:30 P-1021 Biotechnological Approaches to Cultivation of Some Relict Endemics
Irina Mitrofanova, FSBSI “The Order of the Red Banner Nikita Botanical Gardens – National Scientific Center RAS, Alexander Nikiforov, Nina Lesnikova-Sedoshenko, and Olga Mitrofanova