ABI faculty present at World Congress on In Vitro Biology
members of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) faculty at ASU
recently participated in the World Congress on In Vitro Biology held in Tucson, Ariz. This
international congress, held every four years, focuses on issues
pertinent to plant and animal research. ASU participants included
Dr. Greg C. Phillips, dean of the Colleges of Agriculture,
Engineering, and Sciences and Mathematics; Dr. Pam Weathers,
Metabolic Engineering; Dr. Brett Savary, Agriculture; Dr.
Argelia Lorence, Metabolic Engineering/Chemistry; Dr.
Fabricio Medina-Bolívar, Plant Metabolic Engineering/Biology;
Dr. Chunzhao Liu, assistant professor, Bioengineering; and
Dr. Ganapathy Sivakumar, assistant professor, Bioengineering.
For details, see the NewsPage release.
Phillips presents at World Congress on In Vitro Biology
Greg C. Phillips, dean, Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering,
and Sciences and Mathematics, presented a session, “Interview
Basics: Academia vs. Industry,” at theWorld Congress on In Vitro
Biology and also participated in a related Student Education session
followed by mock interviews with attending undergraduate and
graduate students. He currently serves on the Society for In Vitro
Biology publications committee, and attended editorial meetings for
the society’s sponsored scientific journal, In Vitro Cellular and
Developmental Biology – Plant, of which he is the outgoing
editor-in-chief. Phillips will be involved in special editorial
projects during the upcoming year in his role as editor-in-chief
presents at World Congress
Pam Weathers, Metabolic Engineering, ABI, presented both talks
and posters on “Murine Interleukin 12 Production in Tobacco Hairy
Roots in 3 Reactor Systems,” and “Artemisinin Production from
Artemisia annua Shoot Cultures.” Weathers served as session
organizer and co-convener for the plenary session “Large-Scale Cell-
and Tissue-based Production of Biopharmaceuticals and Secondary
Metabolites.” Dr. Weathers also serves on the Board of Directors for
the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), and as chair of the Public
Policy committee and chair of the Student Awards committee for the
Public Policy Committee of the SIVB assists society members and the
scientific community at large to better understand in vitro biology,
biotechnology, and current research and public policy issues
affecting the scientific community. Dr. Weathers holds the Judd Hill
Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology. She also directs the Molecular
Biosciences Graduate Program at ASU.
Medina-Bolívar presents invited talk at World Congress
Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolívar,
Plant Metabolic Engineering, ABI, presented an invited talk
at the recent World Congress on In Vitro Biology.His talk, "Production and Neuroprotective
Properties of Natural Resveratrol Analogs from Hairy Root Cultures,"
described the application of hairy root technology for the
production and discovery of valuable plant-made chemicals with
potential applications in human health, such as neuroprotection.
Co-authors were Dr. Malathi Srivatsan,
Biological Sciences, ABI, Dr. Maureen Dolan,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, ABI, Dr. Ganapathy Sivakumar,
Bioengineering, ABI, Dr. Mahadevappa Badanavalu, ABI, and
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. student Jose Condori. At this meeting,
Dr. Medina-Bolivar was also chair of the session, "New Strategies
for Production of Specialized Metabolites."
talk was highlighted in the June issue of the journal Agricell
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