Annual Fall Symposium

64th Annual Fall Symposium

Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, Missouri

October 13-14, 2017

Organizing committee: Monica Carlsen, Christy Edwards,
Peter Hoch, Iván Jiménez, and James Miller

 

Annual Fall Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 13

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Monsanto Center, 1st floor reception area

Saturday, October 14

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Scientific program in Ridgway Center, Shoenberg Theatre

8:30 a.m. Peter Wyse Jackson: Welcome and opening remarks
8:45 a.m. Naia Morueta-Holmes: Geography of plants in the New World - from Humboldt to the Age of Big Data
9:30 a.m. Jonathan Myers: Biotic interactions and biodiversity-environment relationships from local to global scales
10:15 a.m. Coffee break and poster viewing
10:45 a.m. Susannah Tringe: Sequence-based approaches to plant microbiomes
11:30 a.m. Sally Aitken: Integrating genomic and climate data to understand local adaptation of trees in a changing world
12:15 p.m. Lunch and poster viewing
1:20 p.m. Barney Lipscomb: Delzie Demaree Travel Award Presentation
1:30 p.m. Dan Chitwood: Persistent homology and organismal theory: quantifying the branching topologies of plants
2:15 p.m. Deren Eaton: Reticulate and Replicated Evolution of Leaf Form in Neotropical Viburnum
3:00 p.m. Coffee break and poster viewing
3:30 p.m. Norm Wickett: Exploring bryophyte relationships in the age of high-throughput phylogenetics
4:15 p.m. Casey Dunn: Phylogenetic approaches to understanding the evolution of genome function
5:00 p.m. Reception – Monsanto Hall/Spoehrer Plaza

Lunch, coffee breaks, vendors, and poster
displays in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall

Speakers

Sally Aitken, Ph.D.

Sally Aitken, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Integrating genomic and climate data to understand local adaptation of trees in a changing world

Naia Morueta-Holme, Ph.D.

Naia Morueta-Holme, Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Geography of plants in the New World - from Humboldt to the Age of Big Data


Dan Chitwood, Ph.D.

Dan Chitwood, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher,
Santa Rosa, CA
Persistent homology and organismal theory: quantifying the branching topologies of plants


Jonathan Myers, Ph.D.

Jonathan Myers,
Ph.D.

Washington University,
St. Louis, MO
Biotic interactions and biodiversity-environment relationships from local to global scales


Casey Dunn, Ph.D.

Casey Dunn, Ph.D.
Yale University New Haven, CT
Phylogenetic approaches to understanding the evolution of genome function


Susannah Tringe, Ph.D.

Susannah Tringe, Ph.D.
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Berkeley, CA
Sequence-based approaches to plant microbiomes


Deren Eaton, Ph.D.

Deren Eaton, Ph.D.
Columbia University, New York, NY
Reticulate and replicated evolution of leaf form in Neotropical Viburnum

Norm Wickett, Ph.D

Norm Wickett, Ph.D
Chicago Botanic Garden,
Chicago, IL
Exploring bryophyte relationships in the age of high-throughput phylogenetics


Registration

Register now! Registration is open for the 64th Annual Fall Symposium. Deadline for registration: 4 October 2017.
Posters

Symposium registrants, especially students and post-doctoral scientists, may contribute posters that will be displayed during the Symposium; if demand exceeds the space available, some contributions may not be accepted, so early submissions are encouraged. Posters should not exceed 4 x 4 ft (1.21 x 1.21 m). Materials may be secured to poster boards with push-pins, which will be provided. Abstracts for the posters should be sent to Peter Hoch (peter.hoch@mobot.org) for consideration; you must be registered for Symposium in order for your abstract/poster to be considered. We will post abstracts on the Symposium website and include them in the printed program at the Symposium. Deadline for submission: 28 September 2017.

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