MPS Seminars

The MPS program sponsors a Monday seminar series, hosting visiting scientists with research on timely molecular plant sciences topics. While at MSU, the visiting scientists also visit MPS labs to speak with the students, postdocs, and faculty in an informal setting. Our affiliated departments and programs also host their own talks. See below for links.

    Upcoming Seminars

    Time: Mondays at 4:10p (Cookies and coffee at 4p)
    Location: Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
    *Download 2019-2020 schedule*

      Susan Wessler
      September 9, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Identifying plant transposable elements and determining how they contribute to gene and genome evolution

      Venkatesan Sundaresan
      September 16, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Subject TBD

      Hong Qiao
      September 23, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Chromatin regulation in ethylene response

      Rebecca Bart
      September 30, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Mechanisms used by hosts and pathogens to recognize and respond to one another

      Jamey Young
      October 7, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Metabolic engineering and systems biology in relation to photosynthesis

      Kende Award Seminar
      October 14, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      The student awardee will be announced during the seminar.

      Keith Slotkin
      October 21, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Plant cell mechanisms to identify, target and repress genome parasites

      Hiroshi Maeda
      October 28, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: The biosynthetic pathways of aromatic amino acids

      Maria Harrison
      November 4, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Mechanisms underlying development of the AM symbiosis and phosphate transfer between the symbionts

      Gerald Schoenknecht
      November 11, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: Physiology and evolution of plant membrane transport proteins

      Craig Pikaard
      November 18, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Topic on: How genes can be selectively inactivated and how the silent state can be perpetuated through multiple rounds of cell division

      John Schiefelbein
      November 25, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      Studying root epidermis development in Arabidopsis thaliana

      Corné Pieterse
      December 2, 2019

      Monday Seminar Series

      The soil-borne supremacy: the root microbiome and plant immunity