Seminars & Events

Molecular Plant Science Seminars

Visiting scientists discuss timely topics. While at MSU, the scientists visit our laboratories to speak with the students, postdocs, and faculty in an informal setting.

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

September 9, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

September 16, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Subject TBD

September 23, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Chromatin regulation in ethylene response

September 30, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

October 7, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

October 14, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

The award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the plant sciences at MSU from the previous two years.

October 21, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

October 28, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Topic on: The biosynthetic pathways of aromatic amino acids

November 4, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

November 11, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Topic on: Physiology and evolution of plant membrane transport proteins

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

November 25, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Studying root epidermis development in Arabidopsis thaliana

December 2, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

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

Tuesday Noon Seminars

This series features a weekly student or postdoc presentation.

Time: Tuesdays at 12p
Location: Room 168 Plant Biology Building

September 3, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

The PRL director will present the new Code of Ethics document and seek input from the PRL community.

September 24, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Using CRISPR-Cas9 to unravel the mystery of monolignol translocation

October 15, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Quantifying Fluxes Through Photosynthetic Metabolism Using 13CO2-Tracers

October 22, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Investigating the circadian clock in crops

October 29, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Biochemical Pathway Leading to Phylogenetically Restricted Acylsugars in Nicotiana acuminata

November 5, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

The Conserved Core Regions of FtsZ Proteins Determine their Distinct Functions in Chloroplast Division

November 26, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Environmental impact on second messenger signaling during plant-pathogen interactions

December 3, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Mis-regulation of the transcriptome in the cht7 chlamydomonas mutant during cell division cycle and nitrogen-starvation induced quiescence

December 10, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Phosphatidic acid phosphatases in chloroplast lipid metabolism

Social Events & More

Coffee hours, PRL social events, additional research seminars and more.

September 6, 2019

Social Event

It’s the monthly Plant Biology Building Coffee Break: Come and get acquainted!

External Seminar Series

Links to seminars at our affiliated departments.