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2018 Predictive Plant Phenomics Symposium 


Build, Grow, and Process: The Interwoven Aspects of Phenotyping

Friday, November 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Garden Room at Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa

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The theme of our symposium, “Build, Grow, and Process: The Interwoven Aspects of Phenotyping”, captures the wide spectrum of disciplines that the P3 program encapsulates, and presents the phenotyping process from different angles.  “Build” refers to the engineering focus of our program, while “Grow” and “Process” refer to the plant biology and data science aspects.

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  - Check-in
  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM  - Jason Rauscher, Corteva, Opening remarks
  • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - Saket Navlakha, Salk Institute, “Network design principles of plant shoot architectures”
  • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Andrea Eveland, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, “Genomics enabled crop design: modulating plant architecture through manipulation of developmental networks”
  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Graduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Carolyn Rasmussen, University of California, Riverside, "Division plane orientation in plant cells"
  • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Graduate Student Speakers
    • Ian Braun, "Computational classification of phenologs across biological diversity"
    • Clayton Carley, "Solving Soynomics Problems in a ‘SNAP’ with Engineering Solutions"
    • Samantha Snodgrass, "Hybrid Maize in the Genomics Era: Single Parent Expression, Complementation, and Heterosis"
    • Valeria Velásquez-Zapata, "Next-generation screening for host interactors of fungal effectors in cereal immunity"
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Danny Singh, Iowa State University
  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Julie Dickerson, Iowa State University, Closing remarks

INVITED SPEAKERS: The speakers for this inaugural symposium exemplify the interdisciplinarity that is inherent in the P3 program.  The invited speakers are:

Saket Navalkha, Salk Institute, “Network design principles of plant shoot architectures”

Andrea Eveland, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, “Genomics enabled crop design: modulating plant architecture through manipulation of developmental networks”

Carolyn Rasmussen, UC Riverside, “Division plant orientation in plant cells”

Danny Singh, Iowa State University, "Machine Learning Approaches for Automated Plant Stress Phenotyping." 


GRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKERS: In addition to the invited speakers, there will be a poster session which is open to any graduate student in an interdepartmental biology program. To showcase your work in the poster session, you must register (see link below). 


** You can register for the symposium (as an attendee and/or to present your work at the poster presentation) here. **


This symposium is organized by the Predictive Plant Phenomics Program students

- with support from Corteva AgriSciences through the former Pioneer Symposium Program






P3 Symposium organizing committee:

Co-Chair                                    John Shook  
Co-Chair                                    Paul Villanueva    
Speaker Committee Chair         James McNellie    
Media Committee Chair             Kat Holan    
IT Committee Chair                   Clayton Carley    
Poster Committee Chair            Lyle Sisson   
Venue/Food Committee Chair   Therin Young  
Fundraising Committee Chair    Ashley Paulsen