Seminars

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

Jan 24

Editing the plant genome

University of Minnesota

Host: Alice Cheung
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222 (THURSDAY)
BTP, IALS, PB Seminar

Jan 31

The Queen of Sheba's chickpeas: the divergence of crops and their associated microbes after domestication

University of Vermont

Host: Ana Caicedo
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Feb 7

New receptor pathways in maize stem cell regulation and impact on crop yields

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Feb 14

Systems biology initiative for the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae

Seoul National University

Host: Geunhwa Jung
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222 (THURSDAY)
Co-Hosted by Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Plant Biology 

Feb 21

CANCELED
Using natural genomic and phenotypic parallels to link genes to functions in maize and sorghum

University of Nebraska

Host: Ahmet Bakirbas
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Mar 7

Genomic and genetic analyses linking genes to reproductive traits in the wild strawberry

Host: Dong Wang
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Mar 19

Metabolic evolution in plants

MIT-Whitehead

Host: Sibongile Mafu
Location: ISB 221 (TUESDAY)
Co-hosted by MCB and PB

Mar 28

Beyond cell wall: lignification and suberization in plant roots

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

Host: Tobias Baskin
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Apr 4

Engineering the production of medicinal natural products from  plant cell cultures

Northeastern University 

Host: Sibongile Mafu
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Apr 11

From mobile genes to mobile proteins: effectors in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Kansas State University 

Host: Li-Jun Ma
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Apr 18

Methodology for assessing metabolic phenotypes

University of Minnesota

Host: Michelle DaCosta
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Apr 25

The challenges and joys of scientific publishing: seen from a journal editor’s viewpoint

UMass Amherst

Hosts: Alice Cheung and Elizabeth Vierling
THURSDAY SEMINAR
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

May 2

Agricultural Extension - Everything you wanted to know, but didn't know to ask!
Opportunities for students, postdocs and faculty.

UMass Amherst

Host: Elizabeth Vierling
Location: Morrill Science Center II, Room 222