A plant science symposium will take place April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University and private industries – including both startup and multinational companies.
Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register by March 22. The deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15.
Attendees may also present a poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6. Posters must be registered by March 22.
This conference is part of the Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation.
In 2016 a five-year NSF project established the Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation, a collaboration to research crop productivity focusing on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists - from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University – aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.