Below are the posters and silent abstracts for the 2020 World Congress on in Vitro Biology

Interactive Poster Presentations can be found in the Final Program


Keynote Symposium Joint Symposium Plant Contributed Papers Plant Posters
Plenary Symposia Plant Symposia Animal Posters Index
Animal Symposia Animal Contributed Papers Education Silent Abstracts Late Submission Abstracts

Animal Poster Sessions


A-3000 A New Cell Line Repository to Accelerate Cultivated Meat and Seafood Research
Claire Bomkamp, The Good Food Institute, Catherine J. Walsh, Andrea M. Tarnecki, Nicole R. Rhody, Kevan L. Main, Jen Lamy, and Liz Specht


Cell and Tissue Models

A-2004 Impact of Temperature on the Integrity of Rainbow Trout Intestinal Epithelial Cell Sheets
N. C. Bols, University of Waterloo, E. Braley, P. G. Pumputis, M. E. C. Hamilton, V. R. Dayeh, and L. E. J. Lee
A-2005 Astaxanthin Effects on Salmonid and Shrimp Cells In Vitro
Sungjae (Eric) Cho, University of the Fraser Valley, Eryn F. Braley, Heather M. Kelly, Petra W. Lee, Justin B. Lee, and Lucy E. J. Lee
A-2007 Use of Fish Epithelial Cell Lines to Study the Actions of Nitrite in Fish
Daylan T. Pritchard, University of the Fraser Valley, Justin B. Lee, Niels C. Bols, and Lucy E.J. Lee
A-2008 Analyzing Methods of 3-D Culture for Marine Sponge Cells
Elizabeth Urban-Gedamke, Florida Atlantic University, Megan Conkling, Peter J. McCarthy, Paul S. Wills, and Shirley A. Pomponi
A-2009 “Vascular Endothelial Model Constructed on a Collagen Vitrigel Membrane” Useful for Extrapolating the Histamine-induced Vascular Hyperpermeability
Miaki Uzu, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, and Toshiaki Takezawa
A-3001 Low-level Mouse DNA in L-cell Conditioned Media Generates False Positive Cross-species Contamination Results in Human Organoid Culture
Margaret S. Bohm, The University of Michigan Medical School, Joseph Boyd, Caroline L. McCarthy, Kateryna Karpoff, Ashley J. Cuttitta, Durga Attili, Angeline Wu, Nina C. van der Velde, Kevin Su, Michael K. Dame, Vi Chu, Justin A. Colacino, and Jason R. Spence
A-3002 Primary Human Colonoid Derived Transwell Monolayers Maintain Long-term Proliferation and Differentiation
Ashley J. Cuttitta, The University of Michigan Medical School, Margaret S. Bohm, Kateryna Karpoff, Caroline L. McCarthy, Jason R. Spence, and Michael K. Dame
A-3003 Improving Translatability of an In Vitro Model for Studying Hypertonic Dextrose Induced Cartilage Regeneration
Elisha D. Johnston, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, and John Tyburski
A-3004 All-Trans Retinoic Acid Treatment of Neuroblastoma Cells Reduces Protein Levels of Mutated NPM1
Joel J. Vargeese, Midwestern University, Kelly R. Keeler, and Kolla Kristjansdottir


Cell Biology

A-2011 One Sponge, Two Sponge, Red Sponge, Blue Sponge: Identifying Variation of Cell Division in Cultures of Marine Demosponges
Megan Conkling, Florida Atlantic University, and Shirley A. Pomponi
A-2012 Cellular Basis of Sponge-Sponge Associations
Megan Conkling, Florida Atlantic University, Esther Guzman, Peter J. McCarthy, M. Cristina Diaz, and Shirley A. Pomponi
A-2013 Establishing Sponge Cell Hybridomas
Cassady L. Dougan, Florida Atlantic University, Megan Conkling, Amy E. Wright, and Shirley A. Pomponi


Cellular and Molecular Biology

A-2014 The Effect of Bacillus subtilis-derived Exopolysaccharide on Dendritic Cells
Shaina Miller, Midwestern University, Ryan Incrocci, and Julie Swartzendruber
A-2015 Anti-inflammatory Mechanism of the Prenylated Stilbenoid Arachidin-3: A Natural Product Derived from Peanut Hairy Roots
Rokib Hasan, Arkansas State University, Maria Elena Gonzalez Romero, and Fabricio Medina-Bolivar
A-2016 Role of Retinoblastoma Binding Proteins in Osteoblast Differentiation and Beta-Catenin Function. Effect of Rb1 Loss
Jay Patel, Midwestern University, Elisha Pendleton, and Nalini Chandar
A-2017 Brassinosteroids Promote Dermal Wound Repair Through Modulation of Integrin Signaling
Jia Xiong, North Carolina State University, Sierra Bonney, and Debora Esposito
A-3005 Effect of Free Fatty Acids on KIM-1 Expression in the 769-P Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Line
Srikar Muppidi, Morehouse School of Medicine


Cellular Pathology

A-2018 Expression of Cornulin in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Sari Grad, Midwestern University, Emily Ladnier, Midwestern University, Maria C. Cuevas-Nunez, Marcela Rocha de Oliveira Carrilho, and Hilal Arnouk



A-2019 Determining the Role of Pericytes in Neurorestoration Induced by IRL1620 Treatment After Spinal Cord Injury
E. Jensen, Midwestern University, H. Zhang, A. Ranjan, K. Kristjansdottir, and M. Fornaro



A-2020 Dysregulation of Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication by Triclosan, an Antimicrobial Ingredient Found in Common Household Products
Anna Heath, Michigan State University, Brad L. Upham, Anthony B. Ketner, Lizbeth Lockwood, and Michelle C. Schulz


In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Silent Abstracts

Bioavailability of Artemisinin from Artemisia annua: Inhibition of Hepatic Cytochrome P450 Enzymes by Artemisia Extracts, Teas and Phytochemicals
Matthew Desrosiers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Pamela J. Weathers
A-2010 Three-dimensional Culture of Sponge Cells in Gelatin-based Hydrogel Scaffolds
Megan Conkling, Florida Atlantic University, Stephanie Munroe, Dirk E. Martens, Detmer Sipkema, and Shirley A. Pomponi
A-2022 Isolation and Characterization of a New Gill Cell Line, CAgill1PFR, from the Australasian Snapper (Chrysophrys auratus)
G. L. W. Chong, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, L. E. J. Lee, S. N. Marshall, and G. C. Dowd
A-2023 High Mortality of Sap-sucking Insects One Week After Topical Application of DNA Insecticides
V. V. Oberemok, V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, K. V. Laikova, R. Z. Useinov, N. V. Gal’chinsky, I. A. Novikov, M. V. Gorlov, E. B. Balykina, N. N. Trikoz, E. V. Yatskova, A. K. Sharmagiy, and Yu. V. Plugatar


Education Silent Abstracts

Education Silent Abstracts

E-2000 The Effects of Methylcobalamin on the Biotransformation of Sodium Arsenate by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
Hannah Swartz, Sarasota High School
E-2001 Developing Heat Resistance in Pseudomonas Fluorescens
I. Szejbach, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
E-2002 The Effect of Endocytosis Altering Substances on Vacuole Formation in Tetrahymena
Caden Traversari, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
E-2003 Planariidae as a Model System for Studying Neurological Aspects of Allergy Response: Year Three of an Ongoing Study
C. L. Warner, Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair, and K. J. H. Warner
E-2004 Sonication to Increase β-Carotene Production
Benjamin Zatz, Bergen County Academies and Clare Kennedy


Plant Poster Sessions


P-2024 Establishment of an Efficient Indirect Somatic Embryogenesis System for Sweet Sorghum Cultivars Using Immature Inflorescence
Logayn T. Abushal, American University in Cairo, Shireen K. Assem, Walid M. Fouad
P-2025 Abstract has been withdrawn
P-2026 Integration of Field Assessment and In Vitro Biology Techniques for Improvement of Forage Quality in Sweet Sorghum
Walid M. Fouad, The American University in Cairo, Muziri Mugwanya, Logayn T. Abushal, and Shireen Assem
P-2027 Transformation Improvement in Wild Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa): Effects of Developmental Regulators, Surfactants, and Other Factors
Cathleen Ma, Oregon State University, Michael Nagle, Ekaterina Peremyslova, and Steve Strauss
P-2028 Physiological and Molecular Responses for Long Term Salinity Stress in Common Fig (Ficus carica L.)
Monther T. Sadder, University of Jordan, Ibrahim Alshomali, Ahmad Ateyyeh, and Anas Musallam
P-2029 Identification and Functional Characterization of Soybean Proteinase Inhibitor Genes in Defense Against Herbivores by Overexpression in Soybean and Arabidopsis
Mst Shamira Sultana, University of Tennessee, Mitra Mazarei, Reginald J. Millwood, and C. Neal Stewart, Jr.
P-2030 Developing an Expression Vector for Easy Establishment of Stable Plant Cell Lines to Produce Recombinant Proteins
Jianfeng Xu, Arkansas State University, and Uddhab Karki
P-2031 Bioengineering of Herbal (Piper longum L.) Leaf Extract Mediated Silver Nanoparticles and Their Biomedical Applications
Renuka Yadav, University of Delhi, and Veena Agrawal
P-3000 Characterization of the ERECTA Gene as QTL for Tolerance to Environmental Stresses
Y. V. Berchembrock, University of Arkansas, V. Srivastava, F. B. S. Botelho, and S. Zhao
P-3001 Expression of the Mutant ERECTA and Phenotypic Correlation in Soybean
Yasmin Berchembrock, University of Arkansas, Vibha Srivastava, and Flavia Botelho
P-3002 Adjuvant Properties of Plant Virus Particles with Different Shape
Ekaterina Evtushenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ekaterina Ryabchevskaya, Joseph Atabekov, Nikolai Nikitin, and Olga Karpova
P-3003 Micrografted Tomato Plants Improve the Response to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici
Dora J. García-Jaramillo, Universidad de Caldas Colombia, Silvia P. López-Zapata, Santiago Bustamante-Granada, María Camila Zuluaga-Naranjo, Manuela Robledo-Gómez, Oswaldo Murillo-Ramírez., Jairo Castaño-Zapara, Nelson Ceballos-Aguirre, Walter R. López, and Lucía Atehortúa-Garcés
P-3004 Genome Edited BdVDAC Gene Enable to Inhibit GA Pathway in Germination Stage
Sang Yong Park, Kongju National University, Woo Joo Jung, Jin Seok Yoon, and Jae Yoon Kim
P-3005 A Novel Plant Virus Platform for Biotechnology
Tatyana Manukhova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ekaterina Evtushenko, Nikolai Nikitin, and Olga Karpova
P-3006 Production and Molecular Characterization of New Lemon Hybrids
Ahmad A. Omar, University of Florida, Elahe Ahadi Dolatsara, Azza H. Mohamed, and Jude W. Grosser
P-3013 PVX-based Vector as a Candidate for in Vitro Transient Gene Expression and for Large-scale Production of Recombinant Proteins in Plants
Yana Sindarovska, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering


Cell Biology

P-2034 Encapsulation of Individual Plant Protoplasts in Mechanically Tunable Hydrogel Microspheres
Matthew Grasso, University of Vermont, and Philip Lintilhac


Cellular and Molecular Biology

P-2035 Comprehensive Analysis and Regulation of Starch Biosynthesis and Degradation Genes in Rice (Oryza sativa Japonica)
Peter James Icalia, University of Arkansas, and Vibha Srivastava
P-2036 Characterization of Douglas-fir LEAFY COTYLEDON1 (PmLEC1) Gene Expression During Zygotic and Somatic Embryogenesis
D. P. Yevtushenko, University of Lethbridge. M. Vetrici, and S. Misra


Development Biology

P-2037 Flow Cytometry Application for Monitoring the Fate of Crop Plant Meristem Post Ploidy Status Change
Huixia Wu, Corteva Agriscience, and Dan Stessman


Genetic Engineering

P-2041 Expression of the Poplar FER-LIKE Iron Deficiency-induced Transcription Factor 1 gene (PtFIT) in Raspberry Does Not Consistently Respond to Iron Deficiency
Wenhao Dai, North Dakota State University, and Changhyeon Kim
P-2042 In Vitro Regeneration for Genetic Transformation of Avocado and Lettuce
Serene Koudsi, University of California, Riverside, Patricia Manosalva, Robert Jinkerson, and Martha L. Orozco-Cárdenas
P-2043 Improvement of Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation in Rice
Michelle Tjahjadi, University of California, Berkeley, and Myeong-Je Cho
P-2044 Optimizing a High-throughput Gene Editing Pipeline at the Texas A&M Crop Genome Editing Lab
Nikolaos Tsakirpaloglou, Texas A&M University, Nancy Wahl, Oneida Ibarra, Endang Septiningsih, and Michael J. Thomson
P-3007 Transformation Services from Corteva Agriscience
Geny Anthony, Corteva Agriscience, Ajit Nott, Uyen Cao Chu, Deping Xu and Todd Jones
P-3008 Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Produce Cyanide-free Cassava
Baljeet K. Gill,  University of California, Berkeley, Jessica B. Lyons, Michael A. Gomez, Anthony T. Iavarone, Jessica M. Ma, Kodiak C. Berkoff,  Stacia K. Wyman,  Elaine Zhang, Nigel J. Taylor, Myeong-Je Cho, Brian J. Staskawicz, and Daniel S. Rokhsar
P-3009 Developing a CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Transformation Protocol for Eucalyptus
Adelina Trifonova, SweTree Technologies, Manfred Lindmark, Linus Möller, Verena Fleig, Anna Karlberg, and Anastasia Matrosova



P-3010 Gamma Radiation Impact on Seed Germination and In Vitro Shoot Regeneration of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Ramsi Landrace
Hussain A. Alwael, King Faisal University, Turki S. Alkhuraiji, Poornananda M. Naik, and Jameel M. Al-Khayri


Metabolic Engineering

P-3011 RNAi-based Approach to Assess the Role of Prenylated Stilbenoids Against Abiotic Stress in Peanut
Gaurav Gajurel, Arkansas State University, and Fabricio Medina-Bolivar



P-2045 An Effective Surface Sterilization Protocol to Eradicate Adult Hemp Russet Mites from Cannabis sativa
Angelo Alvarez, CTRFD Plant Science, Savanah St. Clair, and Norman Senn
P-2047 Abstract has been withdrawn
P-2048 Physical Factors Increased Quantity and Quality of Micropropagated Apical Shoots of Cannabis sativa L. in a Repeated Harvest System
Ryan Murphy, Clemson University, and Jeffrey Adelberg
P-2049 In Vitro Co-culture System for Prunus spp and Armillaria mellea in Oasis® IVE Phenolic Foam
Jacqueline Naylor-Adelberg, Clemson University, Jeffrey Adelberg, Sarah Miller, Ksenija Gasic, Guido Schnabel, Patricia Bryson, Christopher Saski and Gregory Reighard
P-2050 Abstract has been withdrawn
P-2053 Effects of Co-applying Nitrogen Fertilizers and Streptomyces on Chlorophyll Content in Spinach Leaf
Maryam Saraylou, Ramin University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, S. St. Clair, H. A. Nadian, and N. Enayat Zamir


Molecular Farming

P-2054 Water Deficit Increases Recombinant Protein Production and Hydroxyproline-o-glycosylation in Tobacco Transient Expression
Cristofer Calvo-Sanchez, Arkansas State University, Argelia Lorence, Jianfeng Xu, and Maureen C. Dolan


Secondary Metabolism

P-2055 Plant Tissue Culture as a Continuous Source of Bioactive Compounds from Rare Medicinal Plants in Qatar
Talaat Ahmed, Qatar University, Mohammed Alsafran, and Amjad Shraim
P-2057 Production of Diosgenin, An Important Bioactive of Constituent of Costus Pictus Through Hairy Root Cultures
Ammana S. Rani, Osmania University


Somatic Cell Genetics

P-2058 Somatic Embryogenesis Regulators in Medicago truncatula
Elina Potsenkovskaia, Saint Petersburg State University, Varvara Tvorogova, Maria Lebedeva, and Ludmila Lutova


Plant Biotechnology Silent Abstracts

P-1016 Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines: A Potential Method for Tissue Culture Data Analysis
Meleksen Akin, Igdir University, Sadiye Peral Eyduran, Sezai Ercişli, and Barbara M. Reed
P-2039 Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation of Brassica napus Internodal Segments
Uyen Cao Chu, Corteva Agriscience, Kari Johnson, Yinghong Li, Sandeep Kumar, Leila Lachkar, and Todd J. Jones
P-2046 In Vitro Growth and Accumulation of Antioxidant Compounds in Urtica dioica L. Plantlets Under Different Natural Ventilation Systems
Suzan Kelly V. Bertolucci, Lavras University, Adriane Duarte Coelho, Diene Xavier Araújo, Camila Knopp de Souza, Alexandre Alves de Carvalho, Erica Alves Marques, and José Eduardo B. P. Pinto
P-2051 In Vitro Growth and Anatomy of Lippia dulcis Cultivated Under Natural Ventilation System
José Eduardo Pinto, Lavras University, Taina Teixeira Rocha, Diene Xavier Araújo, Alexandre Alves de Carvalho, Suzan Kelly V. Bertolucci, Fernanda Naiara S. Ribeiro, Maria de Fátima Santos, and Manuel Losada Gavilanes
P-2059 Whole Genome Sequencing of Bacillus sp. B5 – Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacterium
S. Abdurashytov, FSBSI “Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea” Simferopol, T. Melnichuk, E. Andronov, E. Abdurashytova, A. Egovtseva, and E. Chirak
P-2060 Assessment of Rhodanese in Ripe & Unripe Pawpaw (Carica papaya L) Seeds and Mesocarp.
A. A. Ajiboye, Federal University Oye Ekiti, and M. D. Ajiboye
P-2061 Cell Selection to Increase Zinc Resistance
Evgeny Aleksandrovich Gladkov, К.А. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, and Olga Victorovna Gladkova
P-2062 Antibacterial Activity of Sea Colewort Suspension Cultures Against Entomopathogenic Bacteria
Anastasiia Kryzhko, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, Igor Bugara, Aleksandr Omelchenko, and Viktoria Gorelova
P-2063 Reproduction of the Endemic Rare Species Сrataegus pojarkovae Kossych with a Culture of Isolated Embryos
Anastasiia Kryzhko, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea
P-2064 Studying of Origanum Vulgare L. In Vivo and In Vitro Collection
Elena Myagkih, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, and Olga Yakimova
P-2065 Successful Management of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis of Essential Oil Plants Using Unmodified Antisense Oligonucleotides in a Lavandula angustifolia Mill. Model
V. V. Oberemok, V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, K. V. Laikova, R. Z. Useinov, N. V. Gal’chinsky, K. A. Yurchenko, Yu. S. Khokhlov, and I. A. Novikov
P-2066 The Influence of Growth Characteristics of Agrobacterium (Agrobacterium Tumefaciens) on the Effectiveness of Agrobacterium-mediated Thalictrum Minus L. Cell Culture Transformation
Elena Aleksandrovna Osipova, К.А. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS
P-2067 Comparison of Growth, Anthocyanin Content and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities of Black Carrot Hairy Root Cultures Grown in Different Aeration Systems
Abel Piqueras, CEBAS(CSIC), Gregorio Barba, Carlos Martínez-Vasallo, José Ramón Acosta, and José Antonio Hernández
P-2068 Development of Tissue Culture Methods for Brachycome Iberidifolia
Ilina Igorevna Tashlieva, К. А. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS, and Evgeny Aleksandrovich Gladkov
P-2069 Peculiarities of Canna × Hybrida Hort. ex Backer Micropropagation In Vitro
Arzy Tevfik, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea
P-2070 Clonal Micropropagation of Thymus Vulgaris L. In Vitro
Arzy Tevfik, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, and Natalia Yegorova
P-2071 Investigation of Melissa officinalis L. Callusogenesis During Long-term Cultivation In Vitro
Olga Yakimova, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, and Natalia Yegorova
P-2072 The Effect of Long-term Subcultivation on Rooting in Vitro of Some Lamiaceae Species
Olga Yakimova, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, Margarita Zagorskaya, and Natalia Yegorova
P-2073 Obtaining Essential Oil Rose Hybrids Using Biotechnological Methods
Natalia Yegorova, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, Irina Stavtzeva, and Victor Zolotilov
P-2074 Long-term Clonal Micropropagation In Vitro of Peppermint
Margarita Zagorskaya, Research Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, and Natalia Yegorova
P-3012 “Difficult-to-express” Coat Protein from Plant Cucumovirus Is Capable of Forming Virus-like Particles in E. coli Cells
P. A. Ivanov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, T. V. Gasanova, and E. V. Skurat


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