CLEMSON – The inaugural Clemson Integrated Plant Sciences Symposium, as part of the DuPont Pioneer Symposia Series, will be held April 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center on Clemson’s campus.

The symposium is sponsored by CTGA.
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Six featured speakers from prestigious universities, including Cornell and Duke, as well as a speaker from DuPont Pioneer, are scheduled to present alongside an undergraduate poster session. Undergraduate students participating in independent research at Clemson University are encouraged to register their work in the symposium’s poster session by March 30. Abstract submissions are due the same day. The research does not necessarily have to be plant-oriented.

The Clemson Translational Genomics Association – an organization comprised of graduate students from the College of Science’s department of genetics and biochemistry and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science’s department of plant and environmental sciences – is sponsoring the event.

Bringing together experts in plant breeding, genetics, plant biology and biological statistics, the symposium intends to foster a conversation about the greatest challenges facing agriculture in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the symposium’s website or contact organizing committee member Arlyn Ackerman.