2017 Schedule

10th Annual Plant Science Symposium

March 23-24, 2017
Unversity of Minnesota

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Theme: Domestication and Contemporary Plant Breeding

Workshop

   Date: Thursday, March 23
   Location: Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

1:00 - 1:10    Welcome and Introduction

1:10 - 2:00    Karl Broman, Title: "Steps toward reproducible research"

2:00 - 2:10    Break and snacks

2:10 - 3:30    Rex Bernardo, Title: "Plant Breeding Pro-Am Invitational"

 Symposium

   Date: Friday, March 24
   Location: North Star Ballroom, Saint Paul Student Center

7:15 - 8:15      Registration and breakfast

8:15 - 8:20      General Welcome: Committee Co-chairs

8:20 - 8:25      Welcome from DuPont Pioneer - Tabare Abadie

8:25 - 8:40      Reflections on 10 Years of Symposia - Rex Bernardo and Geoff Graham

8:40 - 9:25      Briana Gross (University of Minnesota, Duluth), Title: "Bringing apples out of the wild: genomic consequences of domestication"

9:25 - 10:10    John Burke, (University of Georgia), Title: "Genetics and the evolution of crop plants: insights from sunflower"

10:10 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:15  Allison Miller (Saint Louis University), Title: "Evolution of perennial plants in nature and under domestication:                             applications for sustainable agriculture"

11:15 - 12:15  Student Breakout Sessions - Five 10 minute presentations (including questions)

12:15 - 1:15    Lunch

1:15 - 2:00      Michael Purugganan (New York University), Title: The other rice: domestication and adaptation in African rice

2:00 - 2:45      Poster Session

2:45 - 3:00      Recognition of Symposium Committee Alumni

3:00 - 4:00      John Doebley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Title: “Genetics of maize domestication: low hanging fruit and dark matter”

4:00 - 4:15      Closing Remarks - Committee Co-chairs