It is with great sadness that the Society has been notified of the death of long-term member and Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology, Stanley Leibo, on March 25, 2014. Stan was an active member of the Society right from its inception and throughout the following 50 years, serving in many capacities on the Board of Governors, Editorial Board, and as President of the Society from 1985-1987. Pictured left: Budhan Pukazhenthi, Stanley Leibo (center), Nucharin Songsasen at Cryo2013.
Stan was Professor of Biological Science at the University of New Orleans and his research focused primarily on oocytes, spermatozoa and embryos of a wide variety of mammalian species. His research and publication history spans over forty years in Cryobiology alone; his first manuscript appeared in 1969 and his most recent manuscript is currently in press and will appear in the April 2014 issue of the journal. He was also a contributor to a wide range of other journals, most recently Zoo Biology, Theriogenology, Biology of Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Zygote, Biology of Reproduction, and Journal of Mammalian Ova Research, all in the last five years alone.
A memorial will be held for Stan in Houston, on Saturday April 5th. For further details please contact the Society.
A feature celebrating Stan's life and achievements will appear in a forthcoming issue of Cryobiology. Until then we leave you with a few parting thoughts from other Society members...
"He was one of our best with unbendable scientific integrity, amazing creativity to stay at the cutting-edge for decades, and incredible memory of everything published in the field. He was one of my major sources of inspiration in science. It will be different without Stanley. I am a lucky man and a much better scientist to have known him." Mehmet Toner
The Society for Cryobiology and The Society for In Vitro Biology welcome you to participate in the 2014 World Forum on Biology which will be held from May 31 – June 4, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. This will be the first time that SIVB and SfC have joined their scientific efforts and you won’t want to miss this exciting collaboration! This international meeting’s program will focus on both plant and animal cryobiology, cell culture and biotechnology.
To find out more, including information on keynote speakers and symposia topics click 'Read more' below.
When: May 31 - June 4, 2014 Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA, USA Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2014
The word cryobiology literally signifies the science of life at icy temperatures. In practice, this field comprises the study of any biological material or system (e.g., proteins, cells, tissues, and organs, insects, seeds or plant embryos) subjected to any temperature below their normal range (from moderate hypothermia or over-wintering conditions, down to deep cryogenic temperatures).