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 third Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium, a part of the DuPont Pioneer Plant Science Symposia Series. This year our theme is Future of Food Security.

Food security is the core of agricultural research. Many questions arise dealing with feeding the world with a growing population. Most people have heard the statistic about needing to double the amount of food produced by 2050, and what is being done to solve this issue. Plant scientists and agricultural leaders tackle this problem in their specific area of expertise, but come together to find answers. The nature of food security presents the opportunity for discussion and collaboration, and in order to reach its full potential, there must be contributions from multiple disciplines. We would like our symposium to display the diverse areas that showcase the research and strategy that will impact our future.

The goal of our symposium is to highlight research associated with food security across multiple disciplines and levels. This symposium will also be available via webinar.


Dupont Sponsor
BIO Purdue, Botany, and Purdue Agronomy sponsors

Conference Schedule - August 2, 2018

Breakfast and Registration

Opening Remarks

Speaker Presentations

Dr. Prasad Thenkabail

Dr. Prasad Thenkabail

James Schnable



Speaker Presentations

Michael Gore


Jeff Schussler




Gordon McNickle

Dr. Dieudonne Baributsa

Mina Rostamza

Dr. Jian Jin

Poster Session

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta


Sarah Mueller


Beck Agricultural Center
Purdue Agronomy Farm

Department of Agronomy, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-4773

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