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 2018-2019 schedule*

September 17, 2018
Jian Xu

Monday Seminar Series

Nannochloropsis as chassis for producing “designer oils” from carbon dioxide

September 24, 2018
Jennifer Ogilvie

Monday Seminar Series

Multidimensional spectroscopic studies of purple bacteria photosynthesis

October 8, 2018
Xiao-Ning Zhang

Monday Seminar Series

How do plants cope with perturbation of pre-mRNA splicing?

October 15, 2018
Sharon Kessler

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Female control of reproductive success in Arabidopsis thaliana

October 22, 2018
Tyler Ford

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Science writing and communication

October 29, 2018
Sarah Assmann

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Abiotic stress and signalling, especially in drought conditions

November 5, 2018
Hans-Hunning Kunz

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Ion transport in chloroplasts

November 12, 2018
Erin Tripp

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Lichens and molecular genetics of obligate mutualisms

November 19, 2018
Zhongchi Liu

Monday Seminar Series

Linking genes and gene networks to reproductive development in the wild strawberry

December 3, 2018
Hui-Ling (Sunny) Liao

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Soil microbial dynamics and symbioses

Tuesday Noon Seminars

This series features a weekly student or postdoc presentation.

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

October 9, 2018
Sigal Lechno-Yossef

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

RubisCO activase in cyanobacteria

October 16, 2018
Sean Weise

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Transcriptional regulation of glucose 6-phosphate across the chloroplast envelope

October 23, 2018
Matthew Bedewitz

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Biosynthesis of tropinone in Atropa belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)

November 6, 2018
Adam Seroka

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Influence of elevated temperature on pattern triggered immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana

November 13, 2018
Brian St. Aubin

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Complementing tomato trichome mutants

November 20, 2018
Jeff Plegaria

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Department of Energy Project C Update

Social Events & More

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

October 5, 2018
First Friday Coffee

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.