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 (Refreshments at 4p)
Location: Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
*Download 2019-2020 schedule*

September 9, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Dissecting a transposable element burst: what is required, how has it evolved, and how does it spread?

September 16, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

The zygotic transition in rice and application to self-propagating hybrid crops

September 23, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Chromatin regulation in ethylene response

September 30, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Dissecting the disease triangle: host, pathogens and the environment

October 7, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Stable isotope approaches to assess photosynthetic metabolism of algae and plants

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

The initiation of epigenetic silencing in plants

October 28, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Unlocking plant aromatic amino acid biosynthesis to boost the production of natural products

November 4, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

AM symbiosis-conserved genes modulate root cell structure and function to accommodate fungal endosymbionts

November 11, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution

November 18, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Gene silencing by RNA-directed DNA methylation

November 25, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Studying plant development at the level of single cells

December 2, 2019

Monday Seminar Series

Bi-directional signaling along the microbiome-root-shoot axis

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 10, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Analysis of the protein oligomeric state of dynamic plastoglobule lipoprotein particles of Arabidopsis thaliana

September 17, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Identification of AtIRE1C, an unconventional isoform of the UPR master regulator AtIRE1

September 24, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Using CRISPR-Cas9 to unravel the mystery of monolignol translocation

October 1, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Algal-fungal symbiosis leads to photosynthetic mycelium

October 8, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Catalase protects against non-enzymatic decarboxylations during photorespiration

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 12, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Science communications @ the PRL: Why it matters, what we do, and how you can help

November 19, 2019

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Glycyl radical enzyme-associated microcompartments: redox-replete bacterial organelles

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

PRL Special Seminar

Unfolded Protein Response in higher plants

November 7, 2019

Special Seminar

Using stable isotopes to study plant biological processes

December 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.