Plenary Symposia

*All times are listed in EDT (New York/Washington)

Monday, July 20, 2020

Live at 10:00AM – 12:20PM EDT

Free registration will be made available for this symposium only

Navigating science policy: Effective advocacy for science

Organizers: Nathan Springer 

10:05AM - 10:10AMPlenary Overview by Organizer: Nathan Springer
10:10AM - 10:40AMApril Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates
10:40AM - 11:10AMRob Horsch, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (retired)
11:10AM - 11:20AMBreak
11:20AM - 11:50AMJane DeMarchi, American Seed Trade Association
11:50AM - 12:20PMTom Kalil, Schmidt Futures

Monday, July 27, 2020

Live at 10:00AM – 12:40PM EDT with Q&A
Rebroadcast at 8:00PM – 10:40PM EDT

Defining the phenotype: Robustness, resilience, and stochastic processes in cellular behavior
Organizer: Judy Callis

10:00AM - 10:10AMWelcome and Plenary Overview by Organizer: Judy Callis, University of California, Davis
10:10AM - 10:40AMKent Bradford, University of California, Davis
10:40AM - 11:10AMKen Birnbaum, New York University
11:10AM - 11:40AMBreak
11:40AM - 12:10PMAdrienne Roeder, Cornell University
12:10PM - 12:40PMJames Locke, Sainsbury Laboratory
12:40PMLive Discussion on Chat

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Live at 10:00AM – 12:40PM EDT with Q&A
Rebroadcast at 8:00PM – 10:40PM EDT

Epigenetic Inheritance and reprogramming in plants
Organizer: Rob Martienssen

10:00AM - 10:10AMWelcome and Plenary Overview by Organizer: Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
10:10AM - 10:40AMCraig Pikaard, Indiana University
10:40AM - 11:10AMIan Henderson, University of Cambridge
11:10AM - 11:40AMBreak
11:40AM - 12:10PMDaniel Grimanelli, Institut de recherche pour le développement
12:10PM - 12:40PMJulie Law, Salk
12:40PMLive Discussion on Chat

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Live at 10:00AM – 12:40PM EDT with Q&A
Rebroadcast at 8:00PM – 10:40PM EDT

Harnessing the potential of genome editing for tomorrow’s agriculture
Organizer: Catherine Feuillet

10:00AM - 10:10AMWelcome and Plenary Overview by Organizer: Catherine Feuillet, Inari Ag
10:10AM - 10:40AMPamela Ronald, University of California, Davis
10:40AM - 11:10AMOmar Abudayyeh, MIT McGovern Institute
11:10AM - 11:40AMBreak
11:40AM - 12:10PMDirk Inze, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
12:10PM - 12:40PMCatherine Feuillet, Inari Ag
12:40PMLive Discussion on Chat

Friday, July 31, 2020

Live at 10:00AM – 12:40PM EDT with Q&A
Rebroadcast at 8:00PM – 10:40PM EDT

We are Changing The World! Mary Clutter‘s Impacts on Plant Biology
Organizers:  Machi Dilworth & Joe Ecker

10:00AM - 10:10AMWelcome and Plenary Overview by Organizers: Machi Dilworth & Joe Ecker
10:10AM - 10:40AMNatalie M. Clark, Iowa State University
10:40AM - 11:10AMZachary Lippman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
11:10AM - 11:40AMBreak
11:40AM - 12:10PMMaria Harrison, Boyce Thompson Institute
12:10PM - 12:40PMChris Somerville, University of California at Berkeley
12:40PMLive Discussion on Chat