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Ninth Annual UC Davis Plant Science Symposium, May 6, 2020

Online through Zoom

The 2020 Plant Science Symposium at UC Davis will be held on May 6, and will be online through Zoom. More than 200 people have already registered for the event, and there is still space for more.

“This student-run symposium series at universities around the world is built to stimulate discussions about the future of agriculture,” said Cody Bekkering, one of the UC Davis symposium organizers. "With speakers and attendees from both academia and industry, the symposium series also serves to foster dialog between the public and private sectors.”

The day-long program at UC Davis is hosted by the Plant Breeding Center and the Department of Plant Sciences, both at UC Davis. There is no cost to attend, but you must register here. The program and speaker list are posted, but changes may occur due to COVID-19.


Support for this symposium is provided by Corteva Agriscience. Sponsors of the symposium include the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis Plant Breeding Center, E&J Gallo Winery, Enza Zaden, and the California Crop Improvement Association.

Organizers of the UC Davis Plant Science Symposium

  • Faculty advisor Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra. Ross-Ibarra is a professor in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. He has served as the faculty advisor to the UC Davis Plant Science Symposium since its inception.

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(Article by Ann Filmer, Plant Sciences, UC Davis. April 22, 2020)

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