Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium

Phenotyping for the Future

Join us at the 2017 Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium

Purdue University graduate students are proud to host our second Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium, a part of the DuPont Pioneer Plant Science Symposia Series. This year our focus theme is Phenotyping for the Future.

Phenotyping has the potential to transform the field of agriculture through the mechanization of management parameters and of physiological measurements in order to link the genetics of a plant to their phenotypic expression in different environments and under varying stresses. Although the phenotyping research and technology in the US is rapidly advancing, scientists still face the challenge of scaling up and down their research. In order to maximize the impact of research, the trends found in detailed molecular mapping need to persist and be recognizable on a whole plant basis both in controlled greenhouse experiments and in highly variable field scale studies. Often, plant scientists find their research confined within their specific focus, but the multi-scaled nature of phenotyping necessitates open dialogue and collaboration so that each of their contributions can reach its full potential.

The goal of our symposium is to highlight advances in phenoptyping at the molecular, greenhouse, and field scales and discuss how technology can be translated from one scale to another. This symposium will also be available via webinar.


Dupont Sponsor
BIO Purdue, Botany, and Purdue Agronomy sponsors

Conference Schedule - August 3, 2017

Breakfast and Registration

Opening Remarks

Speaker Presentations

Chris Topp

Chris Topp

James Schnable

James Schnable


Speaker Presentations

Michael Gore

Michael Gore

Jeff Schussler

Jeff Schussler



Gordon McNickle

Gordon McNickle - Root Phenotyping

Mina Rostamza

Mina Rostamza- Root Phenotyping

Ben Weers

Ben Weers - Corn Ear Photometry

Poster Session

Panel Discussion

Melba Crawford Chris Topp James Schnable Michael Gore Jeff Schussler             


Sarah Mueller


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Purdue Agronomy Farm

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