Fall 2015 PB Seminars

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  Plant Biology Fall 2015 Seminars  

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The fall series will feature talks from PB faculty and postdocs as well as other UMass Amherst faculty who are doing interesting research with plants. We also hope you willl join us for our annual Plant Biology symposium on Saturday, October 3 "Biodiversity of Plant Secondary Metabolites -- from Pathways to Ecosystems".

PB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center South, Thursdays at 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments served beginning at 3:50 pm. Titles will be added as they become available.

SEPTEMBER 17
HUAIRONG PAN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wang Lab
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
"Alternative termination of transcription generates a specialized SNARE protein at the host-microbe symbiotic interface"

Special event:
Saturday, October 3, 2015
13th ANNUAL PB SYMPOSIUM
"Biodiversity of Plant Secondary Metabolites -- from Pathways to Ecosystems".
Register online for this free event!

OCTOBER 8
KRISTINA STINSON
Department of Environmental Conservation
"Predicting plant phenology in a changing world: does ecotype matter?"

OCTOBER 15
ELISHA ALLAN-PERKINS
PB PhD Graduate Student, 2015 Gilgut Fellow, Jung Lab
"Is organic management of golf courses a hole in one?"

OCTOBER 22
TOBIAS BASKIN
Biology Department
"Growing around in circles: or How I spent my sabbatical"

OCTOBER 29
ROB WICK
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

NOVEMBER 5
JILL MILLER
Biology Department, Amherst College
"The phylogeography of reproduction: evolution of sexual strategies & mating systems"

NOVEMBER 12
KLAUS NUSSLEIN
Microbiology Department
"Land use change affects diversity and greenhouse gas fluxes at the microbial level in the Amazon rain forest"

Co-sponsored with Stockbridge School of Agriculture (SSA):
NOVEMBER 19
LYNN ADLER
Biology Department
"Bees, flowers and drugs: Role of floral traits mediating disease transmission"

Special seminar presentation:
DECEMBER 3
HUANZHONG WANG
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Agricultural Biotechnology Lab, University of Connecticut
"On-off switches of secondary cell wall development"
Host: Sam Hazen

 

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