Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2017-2018 Plant Sciences Seminars

Plant Sciences Seminars meet at 9:00 am on Thursdays (unless otherwise noted below), in room 2057 King Life Sciences Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida. They are open to the public.


Fall Series

  • September 14:
    Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma

  • September 21:
    No seminar

  • September 28: Dr. Sophie J. McCoy, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Are grazing wounds related to skeletal mineralogy in crustose coralline algae?

  • October 5: Dr. Hank W. Bass, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Surviving a genome collision: A case study of life after allopolyploidy in Brassica napus

  • October 12: Dr. Hongchang Cui, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A molecular mechanism defining cell wall patterning in plants

  • October 19: Amanpreet Brar, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Basidiospores of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici succeed to infect barberry, while Urediniospores are blocked by non-host resistance

  • October 26: Sean Jackson, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA

  • November 2: Juan Reza, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA

  • November 9: Jason Lynn, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA

  • November 16: Katherine Easterling, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Genetic and genomic tools for Cannabis sativa

  • November 30: Stefania Vendramin, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Embryonic epigenetic reprogramming by a pioneer transcription factor in plants, a discussion of Tao et al., 2017

  • December 7: Dr. Oghenekome U. Onokpise, Department of Agriculture and Food Science, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Seventeen years of agroforestry research and extension at Florida A&M University: challenges and successes

Spring Series

  • January 25: Zachary Turpin, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A discussion of Maher et al., 'Profiling of accessible chromatin regions across multiple plant species and cell types reveals common gene regulatory principles and new control modules.' Plant Cell

  • February 1: Jason Lynn, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A discussion of Ganguly et al. 'The Arabidopsis methylome is stable under transgenerational drought stress.' Plant Physiology

  • February 8: Stefania Vendramin Allegre, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    REPRESSOR OF SILENCING5 encodes a member of the small heat shock protein family and is required for DNA demethylation in Arabidopsis

  • February 15: Dr. Hank W. Bass, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Phosphorus starvation changes the chromatin structure of rice

  • February 22: Margaret Vogel, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Plants increase CO2 uptake by assimilating nitrogen via the photorespiratory pathway

  • March 1: Delvin S. Williams, Department of Agronomy, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Defining the roles of highly conservative regulatory genes associated with drought response in Zea mays

  • March 8: Juan Reza, Bass Lab, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A systems biology approach to maize/sea grass nucleosome study

  • March 15:
    No seminar; spring break

  • March 22: Dr. Hongchang Cui, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Coding sequences play a pivotal role in spatial gene expression in C4 plants

  • March 29: Amanpreet K. Brar, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Fusion of a highly N-glycosylated polypeptide increases the expansion of ER-localized proteins in plants

  • April 5: Dr. Kathryn M. Jones, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Development of infection thread structures in symbiotic host plant invasion by Sinorhizobium meliloti is dependent on exopolysaccharide succinylation

  • April 12: Brendan Scherer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Vertical transmission of plant microbiomes, implications for ecology, evolution and agriculture

  • April 19: Katherine Easterling, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Analytical and pharmacological challenges in cannabis research

  • April 26: Dr. Gokhan Hacisalihoglu, Department of Biological Science, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
    QTL mapping links genes controlling variability seed protein, oil, volume, weight, and shape traits to phosphorus background

  • May 3: Jun Ni
    A novel mechanism of sensing neighboring competitors in Ginkgo biloba