MSU Plant Biology Department

Monday Seminar Series


Plant Biology sponsors a weekly seminar series. Every Monday a visiting scientist presents a research seminar on a topic of their choice. The faculty, post docs and students have an opportunity to meet with the speaker on an individual basis. The seminar series is provided as a service to the department and to all others interested.





January 27 


Dr. Joan Bennett, Rutgers University

Horrible Hurricanes, Fetid Fungi, and Molecular Models: Making Sense of Fungal Scents

February 3-

 (PRL Grad Students)

Dr. Heriberto Cerutti, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Transcriptome analysis of lipid metabolic pathways and of gene regulation by miRNAs in microalgae

February 10-


Dr. Jean-Michel Ane, University of Wisconsin

Evolution and Engineering of Symbiotic Signaling Between Plants and Microbes

February 17-


Dr. Bernd Markus Lange, Washington State University

Know what you don't know - modeling-supported metabolic engineering of isoprenoid biosynthesis

February 24-


Dr. Richard Triemer, Michigan State University

The Euglenoid Genome: A chronicle of endosymbiosis, horizontal gene transfer and the origin of photosynthesis

March 10-


Dr. John Golbeck, Penn State University  

A solar hydrogen-producing bio-nanoconstruct that outperforms natural photosynthesis

March 17-


Dr. Laura Rose, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat

Molecular Evolution of Wild Tomatoes

March 24-


Dr. Jack Meeks, University of California-Davis

Molecular Decision Making during cellular differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria.

March 31-


Dr. Leonie Moyle, Indiana University

Deciphering adaptation and speciation in wild Solanum

April 7-


Dr. Lucia Strader, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Redefining the auxin signaling pathway

April 14-


Dr. Alan Jones, University of North Carolina

ANTON LANG AWARD LECTURE: Heterotrimeric G Signaling in Plants - Signal Strength and Frequency Detection

April 21-


Dr. Karin Schumacher, Centre for Organismal Studies, Heidelberg, Germany

Vacuoles - pumping up the plant volume





     Plant Biology Seminar Series

Spring Semester 2014

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Plant Biology and the Plant Research Laboratory.

Room 101 Biochemistry

Mondays at 4:10 P.M.


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