2016 Plant Sciences Symposium

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

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THEME: Turning a New Leaf on Plant Evolution and Ecology

DATE:  Friday, November 4, 2016

LOCATION: H.F. Deluca Forum in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715)

REGISTRATION: Please click here to register to *attend. Registration is open until Oct. 28th, 2016. If you are interested in presenting a poster during our poster session, please submit an abstract here.

*If you are unable to attend in person, you can also register to participate in an online webinar. Please click here to register for the webinar.


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 Institution – “Beyond the Tree of Life: Valuing Scientific Collections in the Age of Biodiversity”

Dr. Jessie Alt, Dupont Pioneer – “Potential Resistance Mechanisms of Soybeans to Aphis glycines


Caetano Albuquerque, University of California–Davis, “Decline of Leaf Hydraulic Conductance During Mild Dehydration is not Caused by Xylem Embolism in Grapevines”

Amanda Salvi, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “Re-Examining Zingiberales Fossils Using Leaf Venation”

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!