REGISTRATION OPEN: UC Davis Plant Science Symposium


Registration for the 7th University of California, Davis Plant Science Symposium (UCDPSS) is now open!

This symposium is part of the larger Pioneer Plant Science Symposia Series, which was started in 2008 as student run symposia at universities around the world. UC Davis has been involved since 2012, and this is our 7th year running. In those 7 years we have seen steady growth, attracting over 400 registrants last year. This year’s event is being held at the UC Davis Conference Center on April 16th.

This year‘s featured speakers include Dr. Lucia Gutierrez, Dr. Noah Whiteman, Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg, Dr. Amit Sethi, Dr. Dan Chitwood, Dr. Patrick Edger, and Dr. Stacey Harmer!

You can register for this free event HERE!

The UCDPSS organizing committee is also offering four travel scholarships for up to $500 each to graduate students or post-docs to attend our symposium .Successful applicants will be selected competitively based on their abstract submission and should be prepared to deliver a 5-minute flash talk focused on their submitted abstract on the day of the symposium. The scholarships will be used to cover travel to and from the symposium and accommodations during your stay.

Abstracts for posters and flash talks can be submitted HERE. The application closes March 10, 2018.

For more information, see the official webpage:

Please email Mitchell Feldmann ( or Scott Newell ( with any questions.

The UCDPSS Organizing Committee


Hi all,

Welcome back!

Meetings: This quarter the Social Team will be meeting to plan and discuss social events on January 24th and March 7th (both are Wednesdays) from 12:30-1:30 pm in PES 2005.

Ice Skating: We are going ice skating on January 20th!!! Open skate is from 7-9:30 pm at Vacaville Ice Sports. Please see the Google Doc for more information and to sign up if you are interested in coming! Feel free to bring a friend or significant other just make sure to add them to the Google Doc.…/1vN0jg-ZOKEZKCuOkL5MiS4-_9k…/edit…

Intramurals: If you would like to join an indoor soccer or basketball team sign up for an intramural team with us! Sign up on the Google Doc or contact Meerae for more information (Email: MEEPARK@UCDAVIS.EDU) (Phone: 949-677-3877).…/15a5Q9SI5FXo5OU-z_y2H1BTK3c…/edit…

See you soon!

Taylor Nelsen
Students of Horticulture and Agronomy Social Coordinator
Phone: (919) 949.8725

Sheet1 What:, Ice Skating Where:, Vacaville Ice Sports,( Meet at PES) When:, 1/ 20/ 18( 6- 10 pm) Cost:,$ 13( with skate rental) More info:, https:// vacavilleicesport. com/ public-skating Name, Can you drive?, Number of people in car, Email,…