plant biology

Plant Science Conference Takes Root in Nebraska

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A two-day plant science symposium will be April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016, a five-year NSF EPSCoR project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). There is no fee for registration. Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu

ASPB Southern Section 2017 Meeting - Save the Date

Event date(s): Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL


Please join us for the 2017 Southern Section ASPB meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Orlando Downtown.  Come early or stay late to visit any of the other local attractions.  A block of affordable rooms has been secured, so take advantage and register early!  Check www.ss-aspb.org for upcoming registration details.

April 8: Field trip to Blue Springs State Park and Opening Night Mixer
April 9: Oral and Poster Presentations, Banquet and Student Awards
April 10: Kriton Hatzios Symposium "Epigenetics in plant development and beyond"

For more information visit www.ss-aspb.org or contact Dr. Shahid Mukhtar, Secretary/Treasurer, SS-ASPB, smukhtar [at] uab [dot] edu, or Paul Stephenson, Local Site Coordinator, pstephenson [at] rollins [dot] edu.

Hope to see you in Florida!

Download Save the Date Flyer

Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome Symposium

Event date(s): Thursday, April 6, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Lincoln, NE


Register by March 23 for Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome, April 6-7 in Lincoln.

A two-day plant science symposium takes root April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016 a five-year NSF project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

Find more details at http://nric.nebraska.edu.

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu