The Plant Metabolic Engineering GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Plant metabolism is central to human life on Earth, not only as caloric sustenance but also as the source of medicines, materials, and high-value chemicals. This meeting will focus on the genetics, biochemistry, and network interactions of plant metabolism which give insight to the manipulation of plants to make useful products. The GRS will focus on advances made by early career scientists in the area of pathway discovery, gene regulation, and technology development. In particular, we will explore how to adapt existing engineering paradigms to address large amounts of next-generation sequencing data and incorporate new advances in synthetic biology and genome engineering. Finally, a panel of accomplished professionals from academia, publishing, and industry will share their experiences with emerging directions in plant metabolic engineering with a particular focus on industrial success; these dialogues should provide useful insight for younger scientists who will become the next generation of plant scientist-engineers.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 5, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.