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2016 Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability Symposium

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is required by October 17th. Click here to register.

FRIDAY MORNING
(10/21/2016)

Session One — Careers in Communication/Outreach and Biotechnology
Room 1415 Biomedical Physical Science Building
(Due to room capacity, the morning session is limited to confirmed registered participants only).

8:30Welcome
8:35Sheril Kirshenbaum, Director, The Energy Poll, The University of Texas at Austin. “There and Back Again: From the Bench to the Hill and other Adventures in Science.”
9:10Ailing Zhou, Research Scientist, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. “From University to Industry: Navigating the Agricultural Biotechnology Workplace.”
  
9:45Break
  
10:00Colleen
10:10Randy Olson
  
11:00Break

Session Two — (2 Options Available)
11:10am – 12:30pm

 Option A — Careers in Biotechnology Panel
 Room 168 Plant Biology Building
11:10Geoff Horst, Agal Scientific.
11:20Ailing Zhou, Sygenta Biotechnology Inc.
11:40Ryan Philippe, ManusBio.
12:00Doug Allen, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center.
12:20Wrap-Up and Open Discussion
  
 Option B — Science Outreach in Developing Countries
 Room 1425 Biomedical Physical Science Building
11:10Introduction by Jamie Monson, Director, MSU African Studies.
11:20Karim Maredia, Program Director, World Technology Access Program
11:40Charles Steinfeld, Information and Communications Technology for Development Lead, Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.
12:00Lisa Tiemann, Assistant Professor of Soil Biology, who has led research projects in Uganda.
12:20Concluding Remarks by Jamie Monson, Director, MSU African Studies Center
  
12:30Break

FRIDAY AFTERNOON
(10/21/2016)
Room 1200 Molecular Plant Science Building

TRANSGENIC CROPS, CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

1:45Anastasiya Lavell, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, MSU.
2:00Doug Allen, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center. “Using Isotopic Labeling and Flux Analysis to Understand Plant Metabolism.”
2:20Robin Buell, Department of Plant Biology, MSU. “Outcomes from the National Academie of Science Report on Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects.”
2:40John Ohlrogge, Department of Plant Biology, MSU. “How Did Nature Engineer the Highest Surface Lipid Accumulation Among Plants? Repurposing the Cutin Pathway for Triacylglycerol Synthesis.”
3:00Coffee Break

PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS

3:15Teresa Clark, Plant Biology Graduate Program, MSU. “Empirical Testing of Nutrient-Exchange Models in Legume-Rhizobia System.”
3:30Maren Friesen, Department of Plant Biology, MSU. “A Tangled (Root) Bank: Interplay Between Plant-Plant Interactions, Plant-Microbe, and Microbe-Microbe Interactions.”
3:50Ashley Shade, Department of Molecular and Microbial Genetics, MSU. “Plant-Microbiome Interactions and Synthetic Microbial Communities in Biotechnology.”

STUDENT INTERNSHIP TALKS

4:10Bryan Leong, Plant Biology Graduate Program, MSU.
4:20Tomomi Takeuchi, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, MSU.
4:30Poster session and mixer, Atrium, Molecular Plant Sciences Building
6:00Dinner, Atrium, Molecular Plant Sciences Building

Details

Date:
October 21, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

MPS auditorium

Organizer

Rob Last
Website:
https://plantmetabolism.natsci.msu.edu/

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