UC Berkeley is hosting a student-run Plant Genome Engineering Symposium (PGES) to highlight the current progress being made in the field of plant genetic engineering and, in light of these advances, discuss the future of agriculture. Prominent researchers in the field will present a series of talks throughout the course of the day. In addition, this year we aim to discuss the social and economic impacts of recent advances in the plant sciences.This event is freely available to all!
Keynote speakers include:
Jose Dinneny, Stanford University
Katarzyna Glowacka, University of Nebraska
Pamela Ronald, UC Davis
Monica Schmidt, University of Arizona
Venkatesan Sundaresan, UC Davis
Patrick Shih, UC Davis
In addition, there will be student talks and a poster session with prizes for those who wish to present their own research progress-- we encourage you to apply!
Funding for the student-run UC Berkeley PGES is provided by DuPont Pioneer. DuPont has sponsored over 50 independently organized symposia around the world since 2008 with the goal of providing a free and accessible forum where the next generation of scientists can interact with both public and private experts, build key organizational and management skills, and learn about opportunities in the agricultural sector. For more information please see: http://www.pioneer.com/home/site/about/research/PlantSciSymposiaSeries/
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