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

Female control of reproductive success in Arabidopsis thaliana

October 22, 2018
Tyler Ford

Monday Seminar Series

Science career options

October 29, 2018
Sarah Assmann

Monday Seminar Series

RNA structure and stress response in plants: from single transcripts to ecological implications

November 5, 2018
Hans-Henning Kunz

Monday Seminar Series

Chloroplasts ion transport and its role in photosynthesis and organellar function

November 12, 2018
Erin Tripp

Monday Seminar Series

Ecology of North American lichens: diversity, distributions, and drivers

November 19, 2018
Zhongchi Liu

Monday Seminar Series

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

November 26, 2018
Carsten K├╝lheim

Monday Seminar Series

Talk focus: Genes to Ecosystems: The Problem of Complex Traits.

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

September 25, 2018
Evan Angelos

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

NADPH Oxidase activity is required for endoplasmic reticulum stress survival in plants

October 9, 2018
Sigal Lechno-Yossef

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

RubisCO activase-like protein in the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon

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)

October 30, 2018
Sarathi Wijetilleke

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Effects of isoprene on plant growth and gene expression

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

Using bacterial microcompartment architectures to engineer nanoparticles for uptake into plants

November 27, 2018
Anastasiya Lavell

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

RBL10 interactome: intramembrane proteolysis and lipid metabolism of arabidopsis

December 4, 2018
Isaac Osei-Bonsu

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Probing thermotolerance of photosynthesis in situ via high throughput approaches

December 11, 2018
Li Zhang

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

An important role of fucose biosynthesis and protein fucosylation genes in Arabidopsis immunity

Social Events & More

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

October 18, 2018
DOE Project A Meeting

DOE Project Meeting

Theme: light-driven oxygen reduction

December 7, 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.