Registration is live for the 9th annual Plant Sciences Symposium, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. This year’s theme is “Plant Sciences: Evolving with the Times.” Invited speakers will explore how plants and the research on them has evolved. The speaker lineup includes:
Sarah Hart, Assistant Professor of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison
Talk Title TBA
Matthew Hufford, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University
Talk Title: “Assembly and Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Maize NAM Founders”
Seth Murray, Associate Professor in Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University
Talk Title: “Plant phenomics and unoccupied aerial systems (UAS, aka drone) phenotyping for Southern maize crop improvement”
Matt Smalley, Research Director at Corteva Agriscience
Talk Title: “Evolution of Industrial Hybrid Breeding”
Selena Smith, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan
Talk Title: “Plant paleobiology in the digital era: using X-ray computed tomography to shed light on plant evolution”
Chelsea Specht, Professor of Plant Biology at Cornell University
Talk Title: “Searching for phylogenetic signal: a holistic view for the Zingiberales”
Click here to register. Registration is open until November 10. If you are interested in presenting a poster during the poster session, please submit an abstract using the link at the end of the registration form or here.
Feel free to download, print and share the symposium flyer.