PB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center South, Thursdays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50pm.

The 15th Annual Plant Biology Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and will honor Emeritus Professor Peter K. Hepler.

To find more seminars in the Life Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences Calendar.

For a listing of seminars offered through the College of Natural Sciences, go to CNS Department and Program Seminars or the CNS calendar, including the Stockbridge School of Agriculture seminars.

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Jan 26

Intracellular iron homeostasis in plants

Department of Biochemistry-Biophysics, Department of Biology, Amherst College

HOST: Alice Cheung

Feb 2

Changes in root and shoot architecture occur in concert with changes in developmental phase

Oberlin College

Feb 9

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Multi-scale leaf growth phenotyping and statistical modelling to decipher leaf growth control at the cellular scale

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

HOST: Sam Hazen

Feb 16

Taking a walk on the wild side: combining ecology and genomics to deduce the function of legume-microbe interactions in natural and agricultural systems

University of California, Davis

HOST: Dong Wang

Feb 23

"A great & curious blunder in dame nature” evo-devo and Darwin's exclamation

University of Connecticut

STUDENT HOSTS: Harry Klein, Kelly Allen

Mar 2

The interconnected rhizosphere

University of California, Berkeley

Mar 9

Formation and function of the plant cuticle:  Views through the lens of cell type-specific genomics

Cornell University

HOST: Alice Cheung

Mar 23

Say it with monkeyflowers (Mimulus): Hybrid vigor, pattern formation, and morphological innovation

University of Connecticut

Mar 30

Changes in the root microbiome due to nitrogen deficiency and water deficit in corn and sorghum

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Apr 6

Chloroplast protein maturation and degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Cornell University

Apr 13

Catching the wave - systemic stress signaling in Arabidopsis

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Apr 14

Special Seminar Co-Sponsored by OEB and PB Graduate Programs:

Genetic diversity and adaptation strategies of Arabidopsis thaliana along the Yangtze River, China

College of Life Sciences, Peking University

Location: Life Science Laboratories Building, Room S330
TIME: 10:00 AM

HOST: Alice Cheung

Apr 14

PB Special Seminar:

Male-female communications in plant reproduction

College of Life Sciences, Peking University

Friday Seminar
Location: Life Science Laboratories Building, Room S330
TIME: 11:00 AM


HOST: Dong Wang
CO-SPONSOR: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program

Apr 20

CANCELLED: Mosaics, megabases, and matryoshki: a leaf-to-landscape perspective on the symbiotic renaissance

University of Arizona