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PlPa Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2014

All seminars begin at 2:30 p.m. in 365 Borlaug Hall unless noted otherwise

September 15

"Mutagenesis platforms for gene validation in legumes"
Shaun Curtin, Research Associate, PlPa, UMN

September 22

"Aphid saliva: thinking beyond the microbe-vector interaction."
Leon Van Eck, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PlPa, UMN

September 29

"Edgar McFaden - A century of plant breeding for disease resistance"
Kevin Kephart, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, South Dakota State University

September 29


October 6

"Maize chlorotic mottle virus in eastern Africa: Current crisis, impending disaster"
Benham Lockhart
, Professor of Plant Pathology, UMN

October 13

"Genomic approaches to diagnostics and biology for select agent plant pathogens"
Bill Schneider
, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, Foreign Disease Weed Science, Fort Detrick, MD

October 20

"Rewriting plant genomes with sequence-specific nucleases"
Dan Voytas, Professor, Director of the Center for Genome Engineering, UMN

October 27

"The plant pathogenic and ice nucleation active bacterium Pseudomonas syringae, a link between agriculture and Earth system processes"
Cindy E. Morris, Research Director, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Avignon, France

November 3

"Secondary metabolites and iron acquisition in the fungal plant pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus"
Bradford Condon
, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PlPa, UMN

November 10

Kevin Smith, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, UMN

November 17

Austin Case, Graduate Student, PlPa, UMN

November 24

Anil Adhikari, Graduate Student, PlPa, UMN

December 1

Marisa Miller, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PlPa, UMN

December 8

Chrystel Olivier, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Center

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