2014 Plant Sciences Symposium

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Plant Sciences Symposium titled Plants and Society: Integrating Food and Science in Today’s Culture.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Varsity Room at the University of Wisconsin Union South.

8:00am – 5:00pm

For more detailed information, see the program schedule.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

A webcast will be available for those who cannot attend in person, or for those who would like to access video of the presentations following the event.



2014 Speakers:

Dr. Robin Buell, Michigan State University

Dr. Gilbert GillespieHarrisdale Homestead

Dr. Ivan Ingelbrecht, Ghent University

Dr. Wendelyn Jones, DuPont Pioneer

Dr. Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin-Madison



For speaker biographies click here.



The 2014 Plant Sciences Symposium was organized by the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council at UW-Madison.


Although this is a student-run event, we would not be able to accomplish everything without help from many others.  Funding for this symposium has been graciously provided by DuPont Pioneer and the Associated Students of Madison.

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

Previous symposiums:

Check out last year’s event and past speakers in 2011, 2012 and 2013.