Program Schedule

Plant Sciences Symposium

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

October 3, 2014

7:30 – 8:15.          Registration and Breakfast

8:15 – 8:20.          Introduction (Axel Ramírez-Madera, PSGSC)

8:20 – 8:30.          Opening remarks (Jillian Foerster, DuPont Pioneer)

8:30 – 9:30         Robin Buell

Genomics and Bioinformatics: Two Paradigm Changing Disciplines in Plant Breeding and Genetics

9:30 – 10:30.       Gil Gillespie

Sustainability?

10:30 – 10:50.    Break (Coffee and snacks included)

10:50 – 11:10.     Graduate student speaker – Kate Wersan

11:10 – 11:30.     Graduate student speaker – Craig Schenck

11:30 – 12:30.    Wendelyn Jones

New Agricultural Technologies: The Intersection of Science and Global  Regulations

12:30 – 1:30.       Lunch

1:30 – 2:30.          Paul Mitchell

Biotechnology, Neonicotinoids, and Organic Agriculture: An Economist’s Perspective on Current Debates

2:30 – 2:50.         Graduate student speaker – Maciek Kazula

2:50 – 3:10.          Graduate student speaker – Scott Stelpflug

3:10 – 3:30.          Break

3:30 – 4:30.          Keynote Speaker: Ivan Ingelbrecht

Innovations in Agriculture: the Case of Crop Biotechnology

4:30.                         Closing Remarks