Sign-on, and get a ringside seat to some of the world’s best plant science research, often facilitated by cutting-edge technologies.
That this meeting could happen at all is itself a triumph of technology. Much of this technology will continue to be explored in future ASPB conferences, expanding the traditional limits of communication, collaboration, and networking and making the research presented during these meetings available to the plant science community all over the world.
At the same time, it is our intention to ensure that the human element is not left behind. We have provided ample opportunities for networking and discussion in the schedule. And we expect that these interactions will continue long after PB 2020 is over, because will need to rely on each other as the world recovers from the current pandemic and forges a more sustainable and inclusive society in which science can thrive. Everyone will have a role to play.
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Social distancing actions taken globally due to the coronavirus pandemic have required an unexpected pivot away from our in-person conference. But in making this pivot, ASPB has taken the opportunity to convene plant scientists from around the world in much greater numbers and to explore new (for us) ways to create unique value for our plant science community. Our goal is to ensure an educational, collaborative, and participatory —but not overwhelming—experience for all Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit attendees.
We welcome any feedback on your conference experience as you explore this new kind of event with us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet to @aspb and the #plantbio20 hashtag, or share your thoughts with any ASPB staff member you encounter during the conference.
Catherine Feuillet received her PhD in plant biotechnology in 1993 followed by 10 years of postdoctoral studies and as assistant professor at the University of Zurich where she developed research projects aiming at the isolation of disease resistance genes and a better understanding of the genome structure and evolution of wheat and barley. In 2004, she was appointed by INRA in France as a research director to lead wheat genomics projects in support of wheat improvement. In 2013, Catherine joined Bayer CropScience as the head of Trait Research until April 2018 when she joined Inari, a start-up aiming at transforming plant breeding as Chief Scientific Officer.
Catherine has coordinated several large national and European projects and is one of the founders of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium. She was elected the French “golden woman of the year for research” in 2008. Then, for her achievement in wheat research, she received in 2009 the “Prix Foulon” from the French Academy of Sciences. She received the Legion of Honour in 2010, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011and received the “Prix J. Dufrenoy” from the French Academy of Agriculture in 2012. Catherine has supervised the work of more than 30 masters, PhDs and postdoc scientists and published more than 120 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and books.