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The department of Plant and Microbial Biology works to advance knowledge of basic plant and microbial biology. Teaching and research programs in the department cover molecular, biochemical, cellular, developmental, physiological, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology of plants, algae and fungi. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about PMB.

Getting to the Y

This Grand Challenges in Biology research team looks to develop a clearer picture of sex chromosome evolution, key to a better understanding of chromosomal disorders.
 

Brandvain, Zarkower, Blackmon
From left: Yaniv Brandvain, David Zarkower, Heath Blackmon

Plant Immunity Gene Discovery Directed Research

Do you want to research in biology, but can't commit to many hours? Consider doing directed research in plant immunity gene discovery with Dr. Fumi Katagiri this semester. In PBio 4994 Directed Research, you can earn two credits. You can help discover plant genes that are important in immunity by exploring natural variation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The team hopes to have 10 to 15 students working together.

Predicting Species’ Potential

How far and fast will invasive species extend their reach into the state? CBS researchers are developing distribution models to help planners pinpoint likely hotspots.
 

David Moeller's lab members

Dave Moeller (right) and members of his research lab.

QTL Engineering Workshop

September 18-20, 2016

QTL Engineering Workshop banner

The Voytas Lab at the University of Minnesota will be holding a QTL Engineering Workshop September 18-20, 2016. We are seeking interested participants for this exciting event and thought that some CBS faculty/staff may be interested -specifically those in the PBIO/EEB community.

CBS Conservatory Assistant Position

The CBS Conservatory is looking to hire a Conservatory Assistant to begin immediately.​ Conservatory assistantships are available only to students with the positions running for 10 hours per week for $10/hour. CA's are the primary waterers for the Conservatory's vast collection of diverse plant species. Watering is very important, as each plant needs to be watered differently. Assistants also repot plants in the collection, mix up soil mixes, plant seeds for classes and deliver and pick up plant materials.

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Planning to apply to graduate schools of biomedical sciences?

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on July, 21, 2016.

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.

2016 Biomed Virtual Graduate School Fair

Planning to apply to graduate schools of biomedical sciences?

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on July, 21, 2016.

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.