Spring 2018 Departmental Seminar Series

The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is pleased to present the Departmental Seminar series for the Fall 2016 semester. Seminars feature a series of speakers presenting topics related to the plant and crop sciences.

Seminars take place every Wednesday at 3:30 PM in Room A465 Life Science Annex and is open to the everyone who would like to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Jong Hame at JHam@agcenter.lsu.edu

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

January 10 Dr. Yongchan Kwon

‘The cell-free system for biomanufacturing: Expanding genetic code and synthetic biology’

January 17 Dr. Trey Price

‘Agronomic crop disease issues in Louisiana’

January 24 Dr. Teresa Hughes  ‘Plant Pathology at Monsanto’
January 31 Dr. Chang-yoon Jeong

‘Strategies to reduce nonpoint source pollution and improve water quality in agricultural watershed in Louisiana'

February 7 Dr. Nian Wang ‘Insights into the citrus Huanglongbing pathosystem’
February 14 Dr. Clayton Hollier ‘The extension plant pathology experience: Comparisons of the past and present’
February 21 Dr. Niranjan Baisakh ‘Functional genomics approaches to improving Louisiana crop stress tolerance’
February 28 Dr. Jeffery Rollings ‘The evolution and mechanisms of broad host range pathogenicity in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum’
March 7 Dr. Cameron Thrash ‘Decoding bacterioplankton of the Dead Zone’
March 14 Mr. Ateet Maharjan ‘Growth promotion of rice seedlings by bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of rice’
March 21 Dr. Achyut Adhikari ‘On-farm food safety: Are we doing the right thing?’
March 28  Spring Break  
April 4 Dr. Brenda Tubana ‘Silicon fertilization in Louisiana soils: impact on crop productivity’
April 11 Dr. Subbaiah Chalivendra ‘Hypoxia tolerance as a virulence factor in the aspergillus ear rot of maize'
April 18 Ms. Olanike Omolehin ‘Synthetic biology and its impact on agriculture’
April 25 Ms. Marija Zivanovic ‘dsRNA and its application’