2022 Plant Molecular Biology Retreat


The PMB Retreat is a weekend-long event held at the beginning of each academic year. The program highlights the research activities of new consortium members and scientists and introduces these members to North Carolina's community of plant molecular biologists. It also includes research lectures given by consortium members, a keynote address by an internationally renowned scientist, and informal "chalk talks" presented by faculty, postdoctoral research associates, graduate students, and corporate scientists.

Keynote Speaker: Jose Dinneny, Standford University

"Diversifying our understanding of plant-environment interactions"

Capstone Speaker: Kultaran Chohan, NC State University

"Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization of Early Stage Research"


A detailed schedule of events can be found at the top of the page.



Parking will be available at the hotel.


Attendees must register through the registration link and are responsible for booking their hotel rooms.

More Information

**Chalk Talk and Invited Speaker Titles & Abstracts must be submitted via email to Hannah_Cole@ncbiotech.org no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, September 24, 2022.**

We'd like to thank our Sponsors:


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14, 2022

6:45 p.m. Registration Opens

7–10 p.m. Welcome Reception and Chalk Talks
Cash bar opens at 7 p.m.; Heavy hors d’oeuvres at 7:45 p.m.

7–8:30 p.m. Chalk Talk Session 1

8:30–10 p.m. Chalk Talk Session 2


Saturday, October 15, 2022

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Resort

Morning Session

8:30 a.m. Retreat Welcome and Announcements

8:40–9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Jose Dinneny (Standford University)

9:45–10:30 a.m. Speaker Session 1

10:30–11 a.m. Coffee Break

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Speaker Session 2

12:15–6 p.m Lunch to Go / Free Time

Evening Session

6–7:15 p.m. Dinner

7:15–8:45 p.m. Speaker Session 3

8:45 p.m. Adjourn for the day / Free evening time


Sunday, October 16, 2022

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Resort

Morning Session

8:30–10:20 a.m. Speaker Session 4

9:50–10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Reminder: Hotel check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

10:30–11:35 a.m. Speaker Session 5

11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Capstone Speaker
Kultaran Chohan (NC State University)

12:05 p.m. Adjourn / Retreat Ends


Holiday Inn Resort
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

$175 - Faculty/Industry; $50 - Student; $85 - Adult Guest; $25 - Child Guest

Reservation Information:

$179 Standard Room / $199 Ocean View + tax per night

Call (800)465-4329 to reserve your room

The retreat rate will be available only until September 23, 2022 (or until all available rooms are sold out)

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