The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council is excited to announce the 6th Annual DuPont Plant Sciences Symposium!

DATE:  Friday, November 4, 2016

THEME: Turning a New Leaf on Plant Evolution and Ecology

REGISTRATION: Please click here to register to attend. Registration is open until Oct. 15th, 2016.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: To present a poster and/or to be considered for an oral presentation, please submit an abstract here. Abstracts must be submitted by Oct. 1st, 2016.


Dr. Simon Gilroy, University of Wisconsin-Madison – “Can Plants Grow without Gravity? Using Spaceflight to Understand Plant Stress Signaling”

Dr. Daniel Chitwood, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center – “Morphometric Analysis of Leaves”

Dr. Heidi Appel, University of Toledo – “Plants Sensing Danger: The Surprising Role of Vibration Detection”

Dr. W. John Kress, Smithsonian Institute – “Beyond the Tree of Life: Valuing Scientific Collections in the Age of Biodiversity”

Dr. Jessie AltPioneer Hi-Bred – “Potential Resistance Mechanisms of Soybeans to Aphis glycines

Graduate Student Speakers, TBD

This symposium is part of the DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series, which is graciously sponsored by DuPont Pioneer and includes symposia at universities in six countries and five continents. Follow the above link to check out other symposia!

Previous UW-Madison Symposia:

2015 – Leveraging Data in Plant Sciences: In vivo, in vitro, in silico

2014 – Plants and Society: Integrating Food and Science in Today’s Culture

2013 – Transforming Innovation into New Resources for Plant Science

2012 – Emerging Trends and Paradigm Shifts in Plant Breeding

2011 – Modern Tools for Plant Genetic Improvement