2011 Symposium

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council hosted a Symposium in the Fall of 2011 titled Modern Tools for Plant Genetic Improvement. There were several distinguished speakers,  discussions about plant genetics, and catered food.

The Symposium was held on Friday, October 28, 2011 in the Forum room at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at UW-Madison.

Check out the photos of the event here


Dr. Daniel Gianola, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dr. Jianming Yu, Kansas State University.

Dr. Philipp Simon, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dr. Karen McGinnis, The Florida State University.

Dr. Radu Totir, Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

With an introduction by Dr. David Miller, Director of Alfalfa Research at Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

For more information about our speakers and the talks they will be giving, visit our speakers page.


The 2011 Plant Sciences Symposium was organized by the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council at UW-Madison. Although it is a student-run event, we would not be able to accomplish this without help from many others.

Funding for this symposium has been graciously provided by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont Business.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the faculty in our various departments.