Dear 2020 NPSS registrants
In light of the ongoing developments related to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nebraska Plant Science Symposium will be held as a Webinar ONLY on March 17.
Our speakers (including three-minute talks) will speak remotely through zoom.
There will not be any in-person activity. Please see the updated program and zoom link information below to attend the webinar. For any further questions, please contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you understand our change of plans as this situation (COVID-19) evolved rapidly.
Best wishes, Plant Science Organizing Committee
Nebraska Plant Science Symposia Series
Advancing Frontiers in Plant Sciences: Challenges from Concepts to Applicability
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
About the symposium
The Nebraska Plant Science Symposium is a part of a biennial series which began in 2012. In 2015, the Symposium became an annual event. It is affiliated with the Plant Sciences Symposia Series spanning multiple universities, facilitated by Corteva Agrisciences.
The goal of the symposium series at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is to enhance agricultural scientific literacy, stimulate collaboration, and help build interest in plant breeding careers. This one-day symposium is free, open to the public, and offered via webinar to the broader scientific community around the world.
Questions? Contact us!
- Paul Gepts, Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis, Department of Plant Sciences
- Rajiv Khosla, Professor, Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
- Keith Boldman, Corteva Agriscience
- Balpreet Kaur Dhatt, Doctoral Student, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Kirk Amundson, Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology, University of California Davis
When registering for the conference you will rank the following workshop or tour options with your FIRST through FOURTH choices. You will only be able to attend two options in the 1–2:50 pm timeframe. We will do our best to accommodate your top 2 choices for the 1–2:50 pm timeframe.
- Workshop: Genomic Selection: Statistical methods, prediction, and new methodologies to leverage plant-breeding applications. Lead: Diego Jarquin - Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, UNL
Learn more: https://agronomy.unl.edu/jarquin
- Workshop: NUtech Ventures: Nonprofit technology commercialization affiliate that evaluates, protects, markets, and licenses patents and intellectual property. Lead: Jeewan Jyot – Ph.D., Senior Licensing Manager, NUtech Ventures, UNL and Cheryl Horst, J.D., Associate Director and IP Counsel, NUtech Ventures, UNL
Learn more: https://www.nutechventures.org/jeewan-jyot/
- Tour: Food Innovation Center Facility: World-class facilities serving public and private partnerships in Food Science and Technology. Part of the Nebraska Innovation Campus
Learn more: https://innovate.unl.edu/food-innovation-center
- Tour: High-Throughput Phenotyping Facility: Cutting-edge instrumentation and supporting infrastructure for plant phenotyping. Part of the Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Learn more: https://ard.unl.edu/phenotyping/nebraska-innovation-campus-greenhouse
Funding for this symposium was provided by Corteva Agriscience™ and from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Agricultural Research Division and the Dermot P. Coyne Distinguished Lectureship fund. Thank you to the faculty and staff within the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture for their support.