1995 Congress on In-vitro Biology: List of sessions

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Fri Dec 16 19:51:42 EST 1994


The 1995 Meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology:
"Interplay of Cells With Their Environment" will be held in
Denver, Colorado    May 20-24, 1995

The SIVB is the successor to the TCA (Tissue Culture
Association) founded in 1946.  Its mission is to foster
scientific exchange, publication and teaching in the area of
in-vitro biology of cells, tissues and organs, focusing on
biological problems of significance to science and society.

Abstracts and Abstract Deposit Must Be Received by January
31, 1995

For more information, and/or to receive an Abstract form,
please contact the Society for In Vitro Biology at (410)
992-0946; FAX (410) 992-0949.


                     PRELIMINARY TOPICS

PLENARY SESSION
Sunday -- Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation by
Extracellular Matrix (Donald Ingber, Harvard Medical School)

Sunday -- The Cellular Immune Response of Insects: In Vitro
Approaches to the Study of Antiviral and Antiparasitic
Defense Mechanisms (Michael Strand, University of Wisconsin)

Sunday -- Do Plants Take Aspirin? (Illya Raskin, Rutgers
University/Cook College)

VERTEBRATE
Sessions-in-Depth
Sunday -- Intercellular Events in Signal Transduction and
Gene Control
Convener:
--  Sandra L. Schneider, U. of Texas Health Science Center
Speakers: 
--  Dean Edwards, U. of Colorado Health Science Center
--  Steven K. Nordeen, U. of Colorado Health Science Center
--  Steven M. Anderson, University of Colorado Health 
Science Center
--  Arthur Guiterrez-Hartmann, University of Colorado Health
Science Center

Sunday -- Extracellular Matrix and Cell Behavior 
Convener: 
--  Brigitta Tadmor, Becton Dickerson/Collaborative
Biomedical Products
Speakers: 
--  Stephen Farmer, Boston University School of Medicine

Monday -- Environmental Variables in Cellular Aging
Convener: 
--  Tom Maciag, Holland Labs, American Red Cross
Speakers: 
--  Choy-Pik Chiu, Geron Corporation
--  Antonio Passaniti, National Institutes of Health
--  Judith Campisi,Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley, Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory
--  Patrick Hensler, Baylor College of Medicine

Monday -- Tissue Culture Systems for Investigating
Infectious Agents
Convener: 
--  Gertrude Buehring, University of California-Berkeley
Speakers: 
--  Craig Meyers, Hershey Medical Center, "Regulation of
Human Papilloma Virus in Differentiating Epithelium In
Vitro"
--  Frederick Quinn, Center for Disease Control,
"Epithelial/Endothelial Bilayer Cultures to Study
Pathogenesis of Bacteria"
--  William Trager, Rockefeller Univ., "Axenic Culture of
Malarial Parasites"
--  Mary S. Cupp, Univ. of Arizona, "In Vitro Systems for
Helminths"

Monday -- Three Dimensional Tissue Culture in NASA
Bioreactor Systems
Conveners: 
--  Neal R. Pellis, NASA-Johnson Space Center/M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center,
--  J. Milburn Jessup, Harvard University/New England
Deacones Hospital

Tuesday -- From Normal to Neoplastic: Cancer Development In
Vitro
Convener: 
--  Alda Vidrich, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Speakers: 
--  Justin J. McCormick, Michigan State University,
"Analysis of the Multi-Step Process of Using Human
Fibroblasts"
--  Vernon E. Steele, NIH/NCI, Defects in Cell Cycle Control
and Differentiation in Multistage Cancer of House Epidermal
Cells"
--  Molly Kulesz-Martin, Roswell Park Cancer Center,
Induction, Progression and Prevention of Carcinogenesis in
Cultured Respiratory Epithelial Cells"

PLANT
Sessions-in-Depth
Sunday -- Interplay of Plant Cells With Their Environment:
The Role of Stress-Induced Proteins
Convener: 
--  Normal Trolinder, BioTex
Speakers: 
--  Ray Bressan, Purdue University, "Osmotically-induced
Plant Defense Genes: Structure and Function"
--  Mel Oliver, USDA/ARS, "Stress Repair Mechanisms"

Sunday -- Interplay of Plant Cells With Their Environment:
Modification of Interplay in Transgenic Plants
Conveners: 
--  Ronald Newton, Texas A&M University, and John Finer,
Ohio State University
Speakers: 
--  David Ho, Washington University, "Using Transient
Expression and Stable Transformation to Analyze Stress and
Abscisic Acid Responsive Gene Regulation in Plants"

Monday -- In Vitro Forest Tree Strategies
Conveners: 
--  David Ellis, University of Wisconsin, and Neville
Arnold, Agriculture Canada
Speakers: 
--  Scott Merkel, Georgia, "Hardwood Somatic Embryogenesis"
--  Sarah Von Arnold, Uppsala University Sweden, "Conifer
Somatic Embryogenesis"
--  Wes Hackett, Univ. of Minnesota, "Cellular & Molecular
Basis of Stable Maturation-Related Characteristics"

Monday -- Biotransformation in Natural and Novel Compounds
Convener: 
--  Michael Horn, Mycogen Plant Sciences

Workshops
Sunday -- Micropropagation: Interplay With the Microbial
Environment
Conveners: 
--  Barbara Reed, USDA/ARS, and Paul Read, University of
Nebraska
Speakers: 
--  Michael Kane, Univ. of Florida, "Indexing Explants and
Cultures to Maintain Clean Stock"
--  Patricia Buckley, Oregon State Univ., "Techniques for
Preliminary Identification and Determination of Proper
Treatment of Infected Cultures"
--  Gary Seckinger, Sigma, "Antibiotics Available for
Treating Plant Tissue Cultures"
Sunday -- Transgenic Vegetables in the Developmental
Pipeline 
Conveners: 
--  Paul Zankowski, Harris Moran Seed Co., and Ebrahim
Firoozabady, DNAP
Speakers: 
--  Rob Horsch, Monsanto, "Commercializing Transgenic
Vegetables and Other Produce Crops"
--  Ed Green, Petoseed, "Benefits of Transgenes on the
Processing Quality of Tomato"
--  John Bedbrook, DNAP, "Commercialization of Ethylene
Regulated Fresh Market Tomato"
--  John Reynolds, Asgrow Seed Co., "Development of Virus
Resistant Cucurbits Through Coat Protein Gene Expression"
--  J.V. Oakes, Calgene Fresh, "The Next Generation of High
Quality, Genetically Improved Tomatoes"
--  Jesse Jaynes, Demeter Biotechnologies, "Enhancing
Vegetable Disease Resistance"

Tuesday -- Transformation Challenges for Recalicitrant
Crops: Focus on Soybean/Transformation Challenges for
Recalcitrant Crops: Recent Breakthroughs

Conveners: 
--  Maud Hinchee, Monsanto Co., and Ted Klein, Dupont
Speakers: 
--  Allison Morgan, DNAP, "Pea Transformation"
--  C.S. Prakash, Tuskegee Univ., "Sweet Potato
Transformation"
--  Ebe Firoozabady, DNAP, "Pineapple Transformation"
--  Jyoti Rout, Agro, "Transformation of Monocots"
--  Pal Maliga, "Chloroplast Transformation"

INVERTEBRATE
SESSIONS-IN-DEPTH
Sunday -- The Interaction of Invertebrate Cells With Toxins
and Their Environment
Convener: 
--  James Vaughn, USDA
Speakers: 
--  Lynn Oland, Univ. of Arizona
--  Danika Baines, Forestry Canada, "The Effect of CryIA
Group of Bacillus Thuringiensis on Mingets Epithelial Cells
and Insect Cell Lines"
--  Tom Koval, National Radiation Protection
--  William Fisher, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
--  Shirley Pomponi, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
--  Jun Mitsuhashi, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture & Technology,
"A Rotenone-resistant Cell Line and Its Specific
Characteristics"

Monday -- Cell Communication in Invertebrates 
Convener: 
--  Kathleen Horwath, SUNY at Binghamton
Speakers: 
--  Stan Kater, Colorado State Univ., "Environmental
Transduction (Ca++) in Molluscan Neural Cell In Vitro"
--  Marc Muskavitch, Indiana Univ., "Notch-delta System
(Transmembrane) in Transformed Sneider Cells"
--  Rick Levine, Univ. of Arizona, "2OHE Induced Neuronal
Differentiation In Vitro (Insects)"
--  Reddy Palli, Forest Pest Management Inst., "EcR
Receptors in Cell Lines (Insects)"

Workshops
Sunday -- Cell Death (Apoptosis) in Invertebrate Cultures 
Convener: 
--  Marcia Loeb, USDA
Speakers: 
--  Rollie Clem, Johns Hopkins University

CELLULAR TOXICOLOGY
SESSIONS-IN-DEPTH
Sunday -- Applications of Models of Hepatoxicity
Convener: 
--  Jack Lipman, Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc.
Speakers: 
--  Dan Acosta, University of Texas

Sunday -- In Vitro/In Vivo Correlations in Toxicology and
Transport
Conveners: 
--  Kenneth L. Audus, University of Kansas, and Hank Lane,
Corning Costar Corp.
Speakers: 
--  Carol Bailey, Hoffman-La Roche
--  Tom Davis, University of Arizona School of Medicine
--  Ed Le Clyse, INTERx Research Corporation

Monday -- PCR Methods in Toxicology 
Convener: 
--  Oliver Flint, Bristol Myers Squibb
Speakers: 
--  Jaspreet Sidhu, Univ. of  Washington, "Primary vs.
Transf. Hepatic Gene Expression"
--  Douglas Bell, "PCR Genotyping"
--  Fred Farlin, "Extrahepatic Gene Expression"

Monday -- Novel Insights Into Chemical Neurotoxicity
Convener: 
--  Bellina Veronesi, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Speakers: 
--  Bellina Veronesi, U.S. EPA, "Low Levels of Heavy Metal
Stimulate Myelin"
--  Heather Durham, Montreal Neurological Institute, "Cell
Culture Response to Environ Chemicals"
--  Greg Christoph, DuPont Inc., "Patch Clamp Technology to
Examine Species Selectivity"

Tuesday -- Mediators of Inflammation and Immunotoxicology 

Convener: 
--  Patricia Dimond, Perseptive Biosystems
Speakers: 
--  Michael Lister

Workshops
Sunday -- Successful Strategies for Good Laboratory (GLP)
and Good Manufacturing (GMP) Practice
Convener: 
--  Sandra L. Schneider, University of Texas Health Science
Center

SPECIAL JOINT SYMPOSIA
Cellular Toxicology and Vertebrate
Tuesday -- Biotechnology:- Growth of Cells in Bioreactors 
Conveners: 
--  Katherine Allen, IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Speakers: 
--  Anthony Lubienecki, SmithKline Beachum Pharmaceuticals,
"Overview"
--  Flurian Wurm, Genentech Inc., "Transfer and Chromosomal
Integration"
--  Bob Adamson, Genetics Institute, "Genetic Issues"
--  Gerald Robey, Abbott Labs, "Monitoring Monoclonal
Antibody Production"

Plant, Vertebrate and Toxicology 
Tuesday -- Methods and Markers for Eukaryotic Transformation
and the Fate of DNA
Conveners: 
--  Ray Shillito, Ciba Corporation
--  John Harbell, Microbiological Assoc. Inc.
Speakers: 
--  Ning-Sun Yang, Agracetus Inc., "Particle Bombardment
Technology for Gene Transfer into Plant and Mammalian
Systems"
--  Stephen A. Kay, Univ. of Virginia, "Real-time Analysis
of Gene Expression Using In Vivo Reporter Gene Technology"

TOURS: Experience Denver's history, climate, and many
attractions by reserving your space now for one of the
following 1995 Denver tours being offered by SIVB.  This is
a list of the tours.  

Friday, May 19, 1995
--  Downhill Mountain Biking Tour 
--  Georgetown & Loop Railroad 
Saturday, May 20, 1995
--  Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak/U.S. Air Force Academy 
--  Museum of Natural History/Botanic Gardens 
Monday, May 22, 1995
--  Harrah's Casino, Central City 
Wednesday, May 24, 1995
--  Coors Tour 
--  University of Colorado/National Center for Atmospheric
Research/Boulder  
Thursday, May 25, 1995 (Post-Congress trip)
--  Vail Village Inn   

                    Make a date to be there !

Once again: Abstracts and Abstract Deposit Must Be Received
by January 31, 1995

For more information, and/or to receive an Abstract form,
please contact the Society for In Vitro Biology at 
(410) 992-0946; FAX (410) 992-0949.


Posted by Ray Shiilito
Ciba Biotechnology,
RTP, NC27709 
shillitor at am.abru.cg.com

Dec. 15th 1995 on behalf of the SIVB



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