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12th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

Evolution of Plant Form and Function: Insights from the Integration of Development, Ecology and Genetics

 

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REGISTER NOW for this year's Plant Biology Graduate Program annual symposium "Evolution of Plant Form and Function: Insights from the Integration of Development, Ecology and Genetics". The event will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 9 am to 6 pm and includes a poster session for attendees to present their research work. The symposium is an initiative of the PB Program that is designed to highlight an exciting area of plant biology by featuring a daylong program of speakers, and contribute to the engagement of plant researchers and their students from the Northeast region.

The event is free of charge, and we strongly encourage undergraduate and graduate students in the plant sciences from any instiution to attend and present posters. The day includes lunch and a reception with the speakers during the late afternoon poster session. Registration for the event is required, and we request that you register by Friday, October 3, 2014.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

8:30 AM
Registration- Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) atrium
9:00 AM Welcome - ISB auditorium
Elsbeth L. Walker, Director, PB Graduate Program
9:05 AM LENA HILEMAN
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
"Investigating genetic mechanisms underlying repeated patterns of floral evolution"
9:55 AM Morning break, refreshments- ISB atrium. Enter Sinauer Associates book raffle.
10:10 AM CLINTON WHIPPLE
Department of Biology
Brigham Young University
"Bract suppression in the grasses: evolution of a novel developmental regulatory network" 
11:00 AM BEN BLACKMAN
Department of Biology
University of Virginia
"Bridging genes to the environment in the evolution of developmental plasticity"
11:50 AM Poster set-up and lunch seating. Campus Center- 10th floor.
12:00 -1:50 PM Lunch and poster preview session. Campus Center-10th flr.
2:00 PM Welcome to afternoon session- ISB auditorium
2:10 PM STACEY SMITH
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
"Evolutionary mechanisms of convergent flower color transitions"
3:00 PM PETER LINDER
Institute of Systematic Botany
University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Morphologies, phylogenies, and radiations: when is the evolution of a new morphology successful?"
3:50 PM Drawing for Sinauer Associates book raffle, ISB atrium.

4:00 to 6:00 PM

Poster session and reception, Campus Center, 10th floor.

For more information or questions, send an email to: pb@bio.umass.edu

We hope you will join us in October!
Symposium coordinators - Madelaine Bartlett, UMass Amherst and Jill Preston, University of Vermont.

For information on our past symposiums, click here.

 



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