2012 Symposium

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council will host the second annual Symposium this Fall titled Emerging Trends and Paradigm Shifts in Plant Breeding. There will be several distinguished speakers, discussions about plant genetics, and catered food.

The Symposium will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 in the Varsity room at the University of Wisconsin Union South at UW-Madison. For more detailed information about the program schedule, go here.

Attendance is free but registration is required as space is limited.

** This year the Symposium will also be viewable via online streaming for those unable to attend in person. Registration for the webcast is also free.**

This is the second annual Plant Sciences Symposium. Check out last year’s event including photos and past speakers.

2012 Speakers:

Dr. Paul Stephens, DuPont Pioneer.

Dr. José Crossa, CIMMYT, Mexico.

Dr. Patrick Schnable, Iowa State University.

Dr. Kevin Folta, University of Florida.

Dr. Andrew Bent, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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


The 2012 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 DuPont Pioneer and the Associated Students of Madison as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Agronomy, and the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Graduate Program.

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