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Seminar Series

Fall 2020


October 8, 2020

Prof. Peter Eastmond, Biochemist, Plant Sciences, Rothamsted Research, UK

“The role of plant lipid metabolism in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


October 15, 2020

Dr. Narayanan (Sri) Srividya, Research Associate, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

Structure-function relationships of enzymes involved in plant monoterpene biosynthesis – elucidating the determinants of catalytic specificity”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


October 22, 2020

Dr. Marcela Rojas-Pierce, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University

 “Dynamics of plant vacuoles in physiology and development”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


October 29, 2020

Dr. Andreas Weber, Professor, Head of the Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University

“Evolution of C4 photosynthesis via C3-C4 intermediate stages”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


November 5, 2020

Dr. Lisa Ainsworth, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Adjunct Professor, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois

“C4 grass responses to elevated ozone pollution”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


November 19, 2020

Dr. Claudia Vickers, Director of the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, Group Leader, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland, Australia

“Synthetic biology flux control tools for metabolic engineering: isoprenoids as a model system”

To be held via Zoom, 2:00pm – 2:55pm (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


December 3, 2020

Dr. John Morgan, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

“Kinetic modeling of plant phenylpropanoid metabolism”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).


December 17, 2020

Dr. Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee, Senior Staff Scientist, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science

“Metabolism in plant stress”

To be held via Zoom, 9:00am – 9:55am (Zoom link to follow in announcement).



Spring 2020

February 6, 2020

Dr. Kevin Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University

“The Mycorrhizal Contribution to Plant Potassium Nutrition”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


February 12, 2020

Dr. Stanislav Kopriva, Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Cologne, Head of Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)

“Sulfur nutrition in C4 plants”

To be held in Bryan Hall 305, 12:10pm – 1:00pm


February 24, 2020

Dr. Ray Dixon, Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Co-Director, JIC-CAS Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

“Hierarchical regulation of nitrogen fixation in bacteria that associate with plants”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:30pm – 3:30pm


CANCELED

March 12, 2020

Dr. Marcela Rojas-Pierce, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University

“Functions and regulation of plant vacuoles in stomata and gravitropism”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


CANCELED

April 2, 2020

Dr. David Kramer, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics, College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory

“Title: TBD”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


CANCELED

April 16, 2020

Dr. Doug Muench, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

“PUF RNA-binding proteins: modular RNA recognition and prospects for programmable regulation of target RNAs”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm