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Plant Molecular Biology Consortium


The Plant Molecular Biology Consortium sponsors monthly seminars featuring nationally recognized academic and industrial plant scientists. Membership is open to plant scientists associated with any of North Carolina's colleges or universities and any representatives from companies involved in plant molecular biology.

28th Annual Plant Molecular Biology Retreat
September 12 - 14, 2014
Wrightsville Beach, NC



Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Caroline Dean, John Innes Center, Norwich, UK

Dr. Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

**Program coming soon!**

Retreat Room Rate:
$159 Standard Room / $179 Ocean View + tax per night

Call (877) 330-5050 to reserve your room at this special retreat rate - only available until August 13, 2014 (or until all available rooms are sold out) 

Important Information for local (North Carolina) invited speakers:

Faculty/Industry North Carolina invited speakers will be responsible for payment of their hotel room for all nights of their hotel stay and all transportation costs.  The Plant Molecular Biology Consortium will cover the standard retreat room rate for 1 (one) night's stay at the Holiday Inn Resort for invited Post-doc and graduate student speakers. The speaker will be responsible for his/her own travel costs.

If you would like to present a Chalk Talk please e-mail Judy Orchard and submit your abstract by Friday, August 22, 2014.

View Images from the 27th Annual Plant Molecular Biology Retreat

2014-2015 Seminar Series

Meetings are held from 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Meetings begin promptly at 6 p.m.; Light refreshments served at 7 p.m.  No registration required to attend.

Download 2014-15 Seminar Series flyer

October 6, 2014

Andrew Hanson
University of Florida

"Metabolite Damage and its Repair or Pre-emption"

December 8, 2014

Nathan Springer
University of Minnesota

“More than junk: Roles for transposons in regulation of chromatin state and gene expression”

January 26, 2015

Maria Harrison
Cornell - Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

February 23, 2015

Sir David Baulcombe
University of Cambridge

April 20, 2015

Judith Bender
Brown University

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