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Thursday afternoon, October 8, at the Danforth Center
12:00 p.m. Registration (Lobby)
Presentations will be in the Auditorium
Breaks, poster viewing, and vendor show will be in the Upper Atrium
1:15 p.m. “Welcome”
Jim Carrington, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Jim Miller, Ph.D., Missouri Botanical Garden
1:30 p.m. "Genomics of parallel local adaptation to serpentine and toxic copper mine soils in the wildflower Mimulus"
John Willis, Ph.D., Duke University
2:20 p.m. "Staying alive: Evolution, ecology, and climate change on a gypsum archipelago"
Michael Moore, Ph.D., Oberlin College
3:10 p.m. Break, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
3:40 p.m. "Developing ozone tolerance for maize and soybean"
Monsanto lecture presented by
Lisa Ainsworth, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, University of Illinois
4:30 p.m. "The efficiency of photosynthetic carbon assimilation: Adaptation to changing environmental conditions"
Asaph Cousins, Ph.D., Washington State University
5:20 p.m. Mixer, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
   
Friday morning, October 9, at the Danforth Center
8:00 a.m. Coffee, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
8:45 a.m. "A plant's dilemma: How to defend one's self against many enemies"
Marc Johnson, Ph.D., University of Toronto at Mississauga
9:35 a.m. "Nitrogenous solutions to a plant's dilemma"
Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
10:25 a.m. Break, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
10:55 a.m. "Exceptions to the rule: A remarkable plant radiation and drivers of evolution in an ultra-arid desert"
Erin Tripp, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
11:45 a.m. "Heterotrimeric G-protein signaling and abiotic stress responses in plants"
Sona Pandey, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
12:35 p.m. Lunch on your own
Afternoon Symposium moves to the Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110 - (314) 577-5100
Registration continues (Ridgway Center)
Poster setup (Orthwein Hall)
2:30 p.m. Tour Option 1: Behind the scenes tour in research and conservation
3:30 p.m. Tour Option 2: Behind the scenes tour in research and conservation

Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. Mixer (Monsanto Center - 4500 Shaw Boulevard)
   
Saturday, October 10, at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Presentations will be in the Shoenberg Theater
Lunch, breaks and poster viewing will be in the Orthwein Hall
Vendor show will be in Beaumont Room
8:00 a.m. Coffee, Poster Viewing
8:30 a.m. "Opening Remarks"
Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D., Missouri Botanical Garden
Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
8:45 a.m. "The genetics of freezing tolerance and local adaptation in Arabidopsis"
Chris Oakley, Ph.D., Michigan State University
9:35 a.m. "Phenes to genes: Exploring natural variation in abiotic stress response dynamics through genetics and high-throughput phenotyping"
Malia Gehan, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
10:25 a.m. Break, Poster Viewing
10:55 a.m. "Landscape ionomics: The functional genomics of ecologically adaptive ionomic variation"
David Salt, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
11:45 a.m. "Location, Location, Location, and Genetics! Elemental profiles reveal insights into how crop plants adapt to their environment"
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
12:35 p.m. Box Lunch, Poster Viewing
2:00 p.m. "Delzie Demaree Award Presentation"
Barney Lipscomb, Ph.D., Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
2:10 p.m. "The remarkable convergence of alternative photosynthetic syndromes in plants"
Erika Edwards, Ph.D., Brown University
3:00 p.m. "Transporting water from soil to leaves: Physical challenges and functional constraints"
N. Michele Holbrook, Ph.D., Harvard University
3:50 p.m. Break, Poster Viewing
4:20 p.m. "Modeling plant responses to environmental change: From imperfection to inference"
Adam Wilson, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
5:10 p.m. "Poster Awards and Closing Remarks"
Elizabeth Kellogg, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Dan Chitwood, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
5:30 p.m. Adjournment
For questions, please contact Kathleen Mackey by email at kmackey@danforthcenter.org or by phone at 314-587-1203.
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