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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

Title: "Breeding for resistance to Fusarium head blight using genomic selection."
Kevin Smith, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, UMN

November 17

Title: "Susceptibility genes as assets in modern breeding strategies."
Austin Case, Graduate Student, PlPa, UMN

November 24

Title: "Rice panicle blight: Emerging bacterial disease of rice in US."
Anil Adhikari, Graduate Student, PlPa, UMN

December 1

Title: "Natural variation and timing of stress responses promote and predict heterosis in Arabidopsis thaliana."
Marisa Miller, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PlPa, UMN

December 8

Title: "Update on Aster yellow epidemiology and control in canola"
Chrystel Olivier, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Center

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