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Plant Phenomics Symposium

Plant Phenomics Symposium
September 18, 2018
202 PACCAR – 1:00 to 7:00 PM

Through the generous support of the Campbell Lecture Series Fund, WSU will host a symposium on plant phenomics to celebrate the commissioning of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust supported phenomics facility in Johnson Hall.

Confirmed Speakers (schedule below):


BEcky bartBecky Bart
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Seminar Title: “Sorghum responses to abiotic stress and microbes defined through high throughput phenotyping”


BuckschAlex Bucksch
Department of Plant Biology
University of Georgia

Seminar Title:  “Frontiers in root phenotyping under field conditions: Physical and mathematical limits in the light of ongoing developments”

de zwannTodd DeZwaan

Seminar Title: “High-resolution phenotyping for product development in the digital era of agriculture”


frankMargaret Frank
School of Integrative Plant Science
Cornell University

Seminar Title: “Capturing the whole plant phenotype of grafting-induced vigor”


Handakumbura_PubuduPubudu Handakumbura
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Seminar Title:  “Metabolite profiling in Genome-to-Phenome Mapping of Plant Traits”


schnableJames Schnable
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Seminar Title:  “Integrating Phenotyping and Quantitative Genetics in Maize and Sorghum”




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1:00 –Tour of Phenocenter in Johnson Hall

Karen Sanguinet, Assistant Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences, WSU, will introduce Dean Wright

1:30—Opening remarks, André Wright, CAHNRS Dean, WSU

Session I

Chair: Kiwamu Tanaka, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, WSU

1:40—Becky Bart, Associate Faculty Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

2:05—Alex Bucksch, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia

2:30—Todd De Zwaan, Vice President of Business Development, North America, LemnaTec

2:55-3:30 –Coffee break

Session II

Chair: Henning Kunz, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, WSU

3:30—Margaret Frank, Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

3:55—Pubudu Handakumbura, Plant Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4:20—James Schnable, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:45—Final thoughts and open panel discussion

5:20—Closing remarks by Scot Hulbert, CAHNRS Dean of Research

*5:30-7:00—Mixer and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

*Reception sponsored by the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS).