MPMI is pleased to introduce What’s New in MPMI!—a new series of live online seminars highlighting recent papers, presented by our authors. With the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic and the need for connections during times of isolation, division, and conflict, we hope that our virtual seminar series will be a way to draw our research community together, providing an opportunity for us to connect with colleagues across the world. We especially hope that this series will provide an important venue for young scientists to share new work as opportunities to present have dwindled.
Finally, this series is freely available to increase and encourage global participation in this MPMI community series to anyone with an interest in molecular plant-microbe interactions. By bringing our talks to you, we hope to increase accessibility. All talks will be recorded and available at a later date on the MPMI website.
The series will be every other week, alternating between a time that permits immediate participation in India, Europe, and the United States (11am EDT), and a time that permits participation in the United States and Asia (9pm EDT). The format of this series will be a single, 25-minute talk, followed by time for questions.
Our first speaker was Matthew Neubauer, who gave a talk on “Regulation of Cell Death in Plants by EDR1, EDS1 and PAD4," which was selected as the April 2020 MPMI Editor’s Pick. If you missed the talk, watch it now and check out this excellent paper, now Open Access through the end of the year!
To attend the seminars, you will need to register in advance. Find all upcoming seminars here. We will post the registration information at least one week prior to the seminar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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We look forward to having you join us!
Jeanne Harris, Editor-in-Chief, MPMI
Mary Beth Mudgett, President, IS-MPMI