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Southern Section

Welcome to ASPB’s Southern Sectional Society. States Included: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. We plan to hold the sections’ 83rd annual meeting in Birmingham, AL, from March 26 to 28, 2022. The three days meeting attracts about 120 plant biologists from 14 southern states for oral and poster talks. The in-person meeting will depend on the CVOID19 status. Our priority is the health and safety of all attendees and presenters, and we will convert the conference into a virtual format if needed.

2022 Annual Meeting March 26-28

Hilton Birmingham at UAB (map)

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2022 Meeting of Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists

 

March 26-28

Birmingham, AL

Program AT A Glance

 

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022

2:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open

4:00 – 8:00 pm Poster Setup

5:30 – 5:40 pm  Welcome/logistics – Message from the Chair, Mustafa Morsy & Vice-Chair, Ashlee McCaskill

5:40 – 7:00 pm General Session 1 – Early-career Faculty 

7:00 – 8:30 pm Opening Night Mixer and Networking Event   

8:30 – 9:30 pm  Executive Committee Meeting       

 

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 am       Breakfast in Lab Market Cafe* (Voucher provided)

8:00 – 8:10 am Opening Session & Welcome Ashlee McCaskill & Shahid Mukhtar

8:10 – 8:20 am UAB VPR Welcome & Remarks 

8:20 – 8:25 am Remembering Marc Cohn (Kent Chapman)

8:25 – 9:50 am General Session 2: Faculty 

9:50 – 10:30 am Coffee & Tea

10:30 –12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions 1A, 1B, 1C; Graduate Students 

12:15 – 1:15 pm    Lunch    

1:15 – 2:30 pm      Undergraduate Poster Session 

2:30 – 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions 2A, 2B; Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

3:45 – 4:15 pm       Coffee & Tea

4:15 – 5:30 pm General Sessions 3; ASPB Announcements & Postdoctoral Associates 

5:30 – 6:45 pm Graduate Student & Professionals Posters 

7:00 – 8:30 pm Awards Banquet and Henry Daniell Award presentation at Hilton by UAB

 

Monday, Mar 28, 2022

6:00 – 8:00 am           Breakfast*

8:00 – 8:10 am           Kriton Hatzios Symposium welcome

8:10  – 11:30 am       Plant Microbiome: Ecology, Functions, and Application Trends.

  • Dr. Pamela G. Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Dr. Jan E. Leach, Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee & Tea

  • Dr. Rusty Rodriguez, CEO, Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies

 

11:45 – 12:15 pm General Meeting & Concluding Remarks – Vice-Chair Ashlee McCaskill & Ken Korth

12:15 pm Meeting Adjourns  

*If attendees are staying in the hotel, otherwise, breakfast on your own. 

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