2021 UH Plant ScienceS Symposium: 

Building a Better Tomorrow - Leveraging the Power of Plant Natural Products




 

 

 

MARCH 15-17, 2021 on Zoom


 

Started in 2018, the University of Hawaiʻi's Plant Sciences Symposium Series is part of an international symposia series spanning multiple universities and topics facilitated by Corteva Agriscience. 

Each year, students are encouraged to choose their university's symposium topic. This year's theme, "Building a Better Tomorrow: Leveraging the Power of Plant Natural Products," will focus on the many varied ways that plant natural products can be used for human benefit. 

Plants are expert chemists capable of rendering a diverse array of chemical constituents that is vast and astounding. Humans have leveraged plant-derived chemicals for food, medicine, pest-control, weaponry, and countless other uses since the dawn of time. The processes that lead to these chemicals are complex and influenced by a myriad of factors, but understanding them has led to amazing scientific breakthroughs.

This symposium will feature local, national, and international experts discussing the ways the chemistry of nature can be used to aid humankind.

Register for the event here

 

Confirmed speakers for UHPSS 2021:

 

  • Jennifer Barry (Corteva Agriscience)
  • Elizabeth Feldeverd (Women in Science Japan)
  • Mel Jackson (Hawaiʻi Agriculture Research Center/Sweet Green Fields)
  • Harry Klee (University of Florida)
  • Nokwanda Makunga (Stellenbosch University)
  • Dorothea Tholl (Virginia Tech)
  • Leslie Weston (Charles Sturt University/Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation)

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Schedule   

March 15

8:30-8:50 AM Welcome Remarks- Mark Stoutemyer (Corteva Agriscience), TBD (UHM PSS Planning Committee)
 
9:00-10:00 AM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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10:00-11:00 AM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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11:00 AM-12:00 PM Break
12:00-1:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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1:00-2:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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March 16

10:00-11:00 AM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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11:00 AM-12:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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12:00-1:00 PM Break
1:00-2:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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2:00-3:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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3:00-4:00 PM Featured Speaker (40 minute presentation, 20 minute Q&A)
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4:00-4:30 PM Break
4:30-6:00 PM Pau Hana Networking Event

March 17

9:00-12:00 PM Guide to Campus Resources Workshops
12:00-1:00 PM Break
1:00-4:00 PM Rapid-Fire Student Presentations (Register Here)
4:00-4:30 PM Closing Ceremony

 

Virtual Conference Platform: Zoom

Questions? Email rbarone@hawaii.edu.


 

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