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Spring 2021 seminars will be held remotely.  The Zoom link will be emailed to the Plant Biology list-serv. 

In the fall and spring semesters PB seminars are generally held in Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222, Thursdays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50pm.
Contact: UMass Seminars IDGP

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 2021 Seminar Schedule

Jan 28

From stress-sensors to putative developmental controllers, using large-scale transcriptomics and comparative genomics to identify functional long non-coding RNAs in the mustards

Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University

Host: Ahmet Bakirbas
Virtual Seminar

Feb 4

Topological data analysis for quantifying plant morphology

Michigan State University 

Host: Amber DeNeve
Virtual Seminar

Feb 18

BTP Symposium: Plants the Future of Food and Medicine

Elizabeth Sattely - Stanford University
Zach Lippman - Cold Spring Harbor
Yisheng Wu - Conagen Inc
Devin O'Connor - Pairwise

Hosts: Sibongile Mafu and Madelaine Bartlett
Virtual Symposium
Thursday Feb. 18, 2020 (12:00 - 5: 00 pm EST)

Feb 25

Unexpected diversity in grass abscission zones

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Hosts: Rachel Tavares and Xiang Li
Virtual Seminar

Mar 4

Regulation of HD-ZIPIII transcription factors by deeply-conserved START domains

The Ohio State University 

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
Vitrual Seminar

Mar 11

Microbial endophytes for sustainable crop production

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Host: Miriam Hernandez-Romero
Virtual Seminar

Mar 25

Genomics of environmentally dependent selection in a host-microbe (legume-rhizobia) symbiosis

University of Minnesota

Host: Ana Caicedo
Vitrual Seminar

Apr 1

Linking proteotype to phenotype during root development

Iowa State Univeristy 

Hosts: Michelle Facette and Madelaine Bartlett
Virtual Seminar

Apr 8

Membrane remodeling in plant endosomal trafficking

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Host: Michelle Facette
Virtual Seminar

Apr 15

Getting to the root of cytoskeletal-endomembrane crosstalk in plants

Noble Research Institute

Hosts: Michelle Facette and Alice Cheung
Vitrual Seminar

Apr 15

Cotton without agriculture: perspectives and opportunities

Host: Sam Hazen
Virtual Seminar

Apr 22

There are always flowers for those who want to see them

University of Washington

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
Virtual Seminar

Apr 29

DEI Panel
Dismantling racism in plant biology

Aman Husbands - The Ohio State University 
Maria Moreno - Yale University 
Chelsea Specht - Cornell University 

Hosts: Erin Patterson and Miriam Hernandez-Romero
Virtual Seminar