Nebraska Plant Science Symposium


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Nebraska Plant Science Symposia Series

Growing the Future: Innovations in Plant Science

Graduate Lincoln Hotel

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00 am – 5:30 pm


Symposium is free and open to the public.

Registration – Friday, April 7, 2023
Student Speaker & Lightning Talks – Friday, March 24, 2023
Poster – Friday, April 7, 2023
Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium

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 Corteva Symposium 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 science 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!

Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium

Invited Speakers

  • JOSEPH GAGE, Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • JINLIANG YANG, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • KATAYOON (KATIE) DEHESH, Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and Professor of Molecular Biochemistry; Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside
Speaker Bios


When registering for the conference, you will select one or both workshops to attend during the poster session (timeframe). Please note that if you are planning on presenting a poster, you will only be able to attend one of the workshops.

  • BRANDOLOGY 101: Social Media Platforms and Launching into Your Career
    Jocelyn Bullock
    This session will address the importance of social media and how you can use it to your advantage when preparing yourself for the job –including creating relevant social media content and clear science communication. Next, we will identify your journey into science communication and how you communicate science on your topic to the public and help them better understand you, your brand, and your work. Bullock will also share tips on what NOT to do as you build your brand. Finally, we'll discuss tips on not burning yourself out as you start your post-graduate journey into science communication.

    Speaker and description of this workshop coming soon.
Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium Committe
Members of the Nebraska Plant Science Symposium 2023 committee are (from left, front row) Pragya Gupta, Sydney Graham, Lexie Foster; (from left, middle row) Yuvraj Chopra, Kyle Linders, Sanket Shinde; (from left, top row) Shohei Oguro, Hongyu Jin and David Hyten (faculty adviser). Andrea Rilakovic not pictured.


Prefered posters should be 46 inches tall x 36 inches wide with maximum size of 48 inches tall by 48 inches wide.

Student long talks will be 15 minutes. Lightening talks will be 3 minutes with one slide.  

Presentations from the Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium, years 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019, can be viewed on UNL Media Hub or on YouTube.Presentations from 2019 and 2020 are available at archive-plant-science-symposiums.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Graduate Lincoln Hotel and participants can make reservations through the booking link below or by calling the front desk of The Graduate, at 402-475-4011.

Note: The last day for reservations to receive the group discount is April 3rd, 2023.

Reserve your room at the Graduate Lincoln Hotel

Other hotels within walking distance of the Graduate Lincoln Hotel include:

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.

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