Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) symposium held - Dec 12-13th, 2019

The annual Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) symposium was held - December 12-13th, 2019. It was well attended and organized by Michigan State University (MSU) graduate students .....

Graduate Student Travel Grant Awardee Catherine Danmaigona (Texas A&M) presents her research on molecular, genomic and cellular characterization of Fusarium wilt in cotton.

The annual Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) symposium ran December 12-13th, 2019. It was well attended and organized by Michigan State University (MSU) graduate students and has been an institution of the program for over a decade. In 2019, MSU was invited to join the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia Series  and the Symposium was expanded to a two-day event featuring invited talks from both academia and industry, round-table discussions with invited speakers, graduate student workshops, as well as lightning talk and poster competitions. This year’s Symposium, ‘Phenomic Applications in Plant Breeding,’ was also a unique partnership with NRT-IMPACTS trainees who designed and led a genomic data analysis workshop. Graduate students also practiced crafting and delivering a compelling elevator pitch to faculty in a separate workshop let by Career Consultant Ed Tillett. The Symposium concluded with a poster reception where students and faculty alike had the opportunity to informally interact with the invited world-class experts from universities and companies across North America.


Lightning talk and poster competition winners can be found here and further details about the PBGB Symposium, including biographies of invited speakers, can be found at our website.   Photos by Natalie Kaiser. 

 

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Photo 2 Caption: Symposium Organizing Co-Chairs and Invited Speakers (from left to right Dr. Yufeng Ge, Dr. Carolyn Dill, Natalie Kaiser, Dr. Ian Staveness, Dr. Sandra Truong, Dr. Awais Khan, and Christopher Gottschalk. Dr. Karl Broman is not pictured.)

 

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Graduate student and NRT IMPACTS trainee Beth Gettings leads a Data Carpentry workshop module on genomic data analysis

 

 

 

Elevator Pitch
Ed Tillett leads a graduate student workshop on crafting an effective elevator pitch.

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