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03/08/2014, Biology Department Conference Mar 8LIU Brooklyn - Health Sciences Center, Room 121, LIU Brooklyn, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 8
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Health Sciences Center, Room 121

The Deptment of Biology presents the conference:
Exploring Plant Genomes in Biodiversity, Agriculture and Natural Product Research

Come listen to distinguished scientists from world-renowned research institutions and learn how plant genomics is transforming our world.

WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS, 10 a.m.

Dr. Elizabeth McCarty, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York Botanical Garden, 10:20 – 11 a.m.
The consequences of gene duplication: Functional divergence of APETALA1 and FRUITFULL in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Young Koung Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, 11:10 – 11:50 a.m.

From Arabidopsis model miRNA regulatory network to crop species in developmental and stress response

LUNCH, Noon – 1 p.m.

Dr. Rachel Meyer, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, 1:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Crop diversity and genome variation: illuminating the evolutionary history of African rice

Dr. Dennis Stevenson, Vice President for Laboratory Research, New York Botanical Garden, 2 – 2:40 p.m.Genomes to Natural Products

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Professor of Genomics and Dean for Science, New York University, 2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
Plant Genomics: From Biodiversity to Agriculture

CLOSING REMARKS, 3:40 – 4 p.m.

 

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