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Interdisciplinary Plant Group of the University of Missouri annual symposium: ‘Plant hormones at the Intersection of Stress and Development’

May 13, 8:00 am - May 24, 5:00 pm

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) of the University of Missouri (MU) will host our annual symposium on the topic of “Plant Hormones at the Intersection of Stress and Development“. The symposium will be held in person at the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center at MU from May 21 – 24, 2024.  

Plant Hormones at the Intersection of Stress and Development

Plant hormones play essential roles in development and regulate the interaction of plants with the environment. The focus of this symposium will be on understanding the roles of different hormones and their interactions in mediating the effects of abiotic and biotic stresses on plant development, to enable building resilient crops to meet future climatic challenges. Some examples include 1) involvement of auxin, ethylene, and abscisic acid (ABA) in altering root architecture in response to drought; 2) roles of auxin and ABA in signaling the effects of heat stress and drought on reproductive development and yield; 3) actions of ethylene and gibberellic acid (GA) in controlling stem elongation in response to flooding; and 4) interactions of brassinosteroids salicylic acid , and jasomonic acid in the tradeoff between growth and immunity during pathogen interactions. An optional “Hormones 101” workshop will be held on May 21st. Join us for many opportunities for early career scientists to learn about and discuss the myriad of interactions between stress and development that are controlled by plant hormones.

Confirmed Speakers

Eli Borrego – Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Maheshi Dassanayake – Louisiana State University, USA

Mark Estelle – University of California, San Diego, USA

Andrea Eveland – Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Saskia Hogenhout – John Innes Institute, UK

Abe Koo – University of Missouri, USA

Barbara Kunkel – Washington University, USA

Michaela Matthes – University of Bonn, Germany

Poonam Mehra – University of Nottingham, UK

David C. Nelson – University of California, Riverside, USA

Zachary Nimchuk – University of North Carolina, USA

Soyon Park – University of Missouri, USA

Brigitte Poppenberger – Technical University of Munich, Germany

Pil-Joon Seo – Seoul National University, South Korea

Tom Spencer – University of Missouri, USA

Josh Strable – North Carolina State University, USA

Justin Walley – Iowa State University, USA

Zhiyong Wang – Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University, USA

Gyeong Mee Yoon – Purdue University, USA

2024 IPG Symposium – Important Links and Deadlines

Registration deadline is Friday, May 10, 2024

Symposium Website and Registration:


Selected Talk or Speed Poster Talk: Friday, April 19, 2024

Poster: Friday, April 26, 2024

Selected Talk/Poster Abstracts:

Abstract link: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ZV4ec8FUYZwut8

Travel Awards: Friday, April 19, 2024

A limited number of travel awards are available for those requiring financial assistance to attend the symposium.

Travel Award link:  https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ap3bfZwoS2a1tY


May 13, 8:00 am
May 24, 5:00 pm
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