Featured Speakers & Talk Topics
Bing Yang — Danforth Plant Science, St. Louis, MO, USA; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight in rice using genome editing
Niklaus Grunwald — Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Computational tools for translational research — Identifying new & reemerging pathogens & pests
Hailing Jin — University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Leveraging gene silencing approaches to protect plants from fungi
Linda Johnson — AgResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Epichloë fungal endophytes — From a biological curiosity in wild grasses to an essential component of resilient high performing ryegrass and fescue pastures
Continuing with the theme of translational plant research, IS-MPMI is hosting a second international virtual seminar with leaders in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions who are taking molecular advances in plant science and translating these discoveries to develop disease resistant and high performing crops in agriculture. This meeting will highlight the use of genome editing, transcriptional gene silencing, new computational tools and beneficial microbes to study the complexities of plant responses to microbes. The goal is to share new developments that are at the forefront of the field and discuss key strategies used to translate these advances for biotechnology and industry applications.
The format will include four research presentations, each followed by an open question & answer period where participants can interact with the speakers. The event will be moderated by Mary Beth Mudgett (IS-MPMI President), Jeanne Harris (EIC, MPMI Journal), and Dennis Halterman (EIC, IS-MPMI Interactions). We encourage broad participation of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, research scientists, principle investigators, funding agencies, and policy makers to provide diverse perspectives.
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