What’s Happening on Monday at Plant Biology 2017

Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2017– here’s your Monday meeting update!

Here is your daily guide to activities curated by our team.

When in doubt, you can also check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers.


Monday Highlights

To start your Monday morning, Plant Biology 2017 will feature Major Symposium III: the Chemical Dictionary of Plants: Origin and Translation (8:30–11 AM). After the symposium, choose from Workshops (11:30 AM–1 PM) including

  • Bioinformatics
  • Ag Biotech Products
  • Avoiding Mistakes in Publishing
  • Women in Plant Biology luncheon

For your Monday afternoon, two sessions of Concurrent Symposia, split by a coffee break, will be held from 1:30–3:15 PM and 3:45–5:30 PM. Check the schedule for more information.

Promote your career with these activities:

  • Electronic Jobs Board (8 AM–9 PM, Plantae Pavilion)
  • Pitch Your Science  (11 AM–2 PM,  Room 319B)  Present your research to the world in a 90-second, professionally recorded video (for free). No pre-registration required; first come, first serve. Learn more.
  • Resume Reviews / Mentoring Sessions (11 AM–5 PM, Plantae Pavilion) Resume review and career advice from plant science professionals. Sign up at the Plantae Pavilion.

Also at the Plantae Pavilion, Exhibit Hall 3:

  • Plantae Demos (11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:15 PM, and 5:30 PM) Learn about creating a profile that helps you get a job, the Plant Science Resource Network on Plantae, networks, live online chats, and much more. Create or edit your profile to receive an exclusive pineapple pin available only at PB17!
  • Ask Me Anything Series: 
    • Getting Involved in Science Policy and Advocacy (12–1 PM) Panelists currently involved in plant science advocacy, including Tyrone Spady, ASPB Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, answer questions on getting more involved.
    • Getting Published (5:30–6:30 PM) This informal session features Sabeeha Merchant, editor, The Plant Cell, Michael Blatt, editor, Plant Physiology, and Ivan Baxter, editor, Plant Direct.
    • Managing your Lab and Students (6:30–7:30 PM) Plant scientists who are successfully managing labs and students will provide advice and answer questions. Panelists include Sarah Wyatt (Ohio University) and Aaron Wyman (Spring Arbor University).
  • Selfie Station. Take a selfie and post it on Instagram or Twitter using #PlantBio17. A prize for the best selfie posted during the event will be awarded on Tuesday at the Town Hall Meeting.

Draw Your Science (Exhibit Hall 2) and Tool Swap (Membership Desk) will be open each day, all day.

Please check out our social media policy and hashtag #plantbio17 if you are using Twitter.

Check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration if you have questions.

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