Taking MPMI Discoveries to the Field: Part II​


Broadcast Date: February 10, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Registrants have access to both the live webinar and recorded content On Demand.

Event Pricing: $49 for IS-MPMI Members, $89 for Nonmembers*

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Event Summary

Continuing with the theme of translational plant research, IS-MPMI is hosting a second international virtual seminar with leaders in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions who are taking molecular advances in plant science and translating these discoveries to develop disease resistant and high performing crops in agriculture. This meeting will highlight the use of genome editing, transcriptional gene silencing, new computational tools and beneficial microbes to study the complexities of plant responses to microbes. The goal is to share new developments that are at the forefront of the field and discuss key strategies used to translate these advances for biotechnology and industry applications.

The format will include four research presentations, each followed by an open question & answer period where participants can interact with the speakers. The event will be moderated by Mary Beth Mudgett (IS-MPMI President), Jeanne Harris (EIC, MPMI Journal), and Dennis Halterman (EIC, IS-MPMI Interactions). We encourage broad participation of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, research scientists, principle investigators, funding agencies, and policy makers to provide diverse perspectives.

Event Speakers

Bing Yang — Danforth Plant Science, St. Louis, MO, USA; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight in rice using genome editing

Hailing Jin — University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

Leveraging gene silencing approaches to protect plants from fungi

Niklaus Grunwald — Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Computational tools for translational research — Identifying new & reemerging pathogens & pests

Linda Johnson — AgResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Epichloë fungal endophytes — From a biological curiosity in wild grasses to an essential component of resilient high performing ryegrass and fescue pastures

* All funds from IS-MPMI Virtual Seminar Events go to support society events and awards.​