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Advancing Plant Sciences: Where is the research leading us?

Basic Information

Date Tuesday May 9, 2017
Time 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration begins at 8:00 AM and a social follows the event

Location Tate Center Grand Hall

45 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30602

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Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:45 AM Clint Steketee University of Georgia Welcome - Graduate Student Organizing Committee
8:55 AM Suzanne Barbour University of Georgia Welcome - UGA Graduate School
9:05 AM Tabare Abadie DuPont Pioneer Welcome - DuPont Pioneer
9:15 AM Cyril Zipfel The Sainsbury Laboratory Receptor Kinase-Mediated Immunity: From the Plasma Membrane to the Field
9:55 AM Candice Hirsch University of Minnesota Translating Big Data Into Improved Crop Performance in Agricultural Systems
10:35 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM Josh Clevenger University of Georgia Haplotype-Based Genotyping in Polyploids
11:20 AM Michelle Stitzer University of California - Davis Diverse Ecological Strategies Allow Transposable Element Survival in the Maize Genome
11:40 AM Scott Hamilton Kennedy Black Valley Films FOOD EVOLUTION: A Search for the Nuanced Truth in the Struggle Between Art, Activism and Commerce
12:20 PM Lunch and Faculty Meeting
1:45 PM Kevin Hayes DuPont Pioneer From Satellites to Sequencing
2:25 PM Rachel McCoy Purdue University Elucidation of Juglone Synthesis in Black Walnut
2:45 PM Nathan Taitano University of Georgia Insights into the History of Oaxacan Chile Pepper Landraces from Genotyping-by-Sequencing
3:05 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 PM Ivan Baxter USDA-ARS/Danforth Center Ionomics: Using Molecular Phenotypes to Dissect the Complex Interactions Between Plant Genetics and the Environment
4:10 PM Seth Murray Texas A&M University Dealing with Complexity: Three Vignettes About Advancing Plant Science and Agriculture
4:50 PM CJ Tsai University of Georgia Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Social
7:00 PM Dinner (by invitation)

Have any other questions? Contact Clint Steketee.

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About us

The Plant Center aims to enhance the tradition of outstanding research in plant science at the University of Georgia. Each spring, a symposium is organized to gather the members of The Plant Center community.

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Have any other questions? Contact Clint Steketee.


The Plant Center
2502 Miller Plant Scieences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602