Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium

The Omics Era - A New Page in Plant Breeding

A DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series Event

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Memorial Student Center


Admission is free and open to the public. The event will also be broadcast live via webinar.

Registration is required for both on-campus and webinar participation.

Keynote Speakers:


Aaron Lorenz



Duke Pauli


Sindhuja Sankaran

Washington State

Keerti Rathore

Texas A&M

John Van Hemert

DuPont Pioneer


Travel Scholarship


Three scholarships will be awarded to fund graduate students from other universities to attend the 2018 Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium: "The Omics Era- A New Page in Plant Breeding ". Scholarship recipients will be required to present their personal research as a 5-minute presentation and academic poster. The deadline to apply for travel scholarships is December 18, 2017.


Student Research


The Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium will be hosting the fourth annual  Student Research Competition. The competition will take place in conjunction with the  Symposium. Awards up to $250 per individual will be given to Texas A&M students. The deadline to apply for 5-minute oral presentations + poster is February 2, 2018.



Evening Social


Besides just listening to world-renown scientists speak on the topic of plant breeding, there will be an evening social at local restaurant (TBA). It will your opportunity to network with the guest lecturers in a casual atmosphere over food and drink. It is also the one evening to unite plant breeders from different departments and crops