Interdisciplinary Plant Group Celebrates their 40th Anniversary with Seminars

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) is celebrating 40th anniversary with seminars

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. The IPG is a campus-wide community of University of Missouri (MU) faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals who are pursuing novel, creative and transformative ideas in the field of plant biology.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, a series of seminars will be presented throughout the months of October and November. The series will feature a prominent IPG alum from each of the four decades of the program. Two additional seminars will highlight recent IPG alumni. The series will showcase the various career paths IPG alumni have pursued. The series will kick-off on Monday, Oct. 18. All seminars can be accessed at the following Zoom link:

The schedule for the series is as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m., Michael Luethy, Director of Biology, Enko, 1990s: MU and IPG in the 90’s, a Great Start to a Rewarding Career Path in Plant Science
  • Monday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m., Huachun Laure, Global Breeding Reproductive Systems Team Leader, Bayer Crop Science, 2000s: TBD
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m., Jeongmin Choi, Director of Studies, Department of Plant Science, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2010s: Plasticity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
  • Monday Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m., Eric Triplett, Department Chair, Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida-Gainesville, 1980s: Reflections on the Influence of the MU IPG on my Research, Teaching, and Administrative Career
  • Monday, Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m., Kirby Swatek, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Machines and Signaling, Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry, Germany, 2010s: The Architecture of Ubiquitin Signaling
  • Monday, Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m. 2010s Joint Seminar: IPG Scientists in the Business of Making Scientific Discoveries Commercial Realities: Stories from St. Louis’s 39N AgTech Innovation District
    • Carola Dowd, Site Operations Lead, CTC Genomics, Developing and implementing an operational framework for CTC Genomics: A Brazilian gene editing sugarcane company based in St. Louis, MO
    • Candance Seeve, Director, Laboratory Operations, TechAccel, Bridging the Innovation Valley of Death to Bring RNAi Biopesticides to Market