Plant Biochemistry Symposium | BioDiscovery Institute

Plant Biochemistry Symposium

Event Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 9:00am
UNT Emerald Ballroom -314

In Honor of the Career of Richard A. Dixon, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Planned Speakers

"Metabolites and Herbivore Bites: Chemical and Structural Plants Defenses" 9:00 am-9:35 am
Ken Korth, Professor and Department Head
Entomology and Plant Pathology
Bumpers College and University of Arkansas-Division of Agriculture

"From carotenoids to polyphenols: a road traveled with my Noble friends" 9:35 am-10:10 am
Li Tian, Professor
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California, Davis

"How plants grow wider: the stories of vascular cambium and secondary cell wall" 10:10 am - 10:45 am
Huanzhong Wang, Associate Professor
University of Connecticut
Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Break 10:45 am - 11:05 am

"Enzyme complexes and electron transfer components in phenylpropanoid-lignin biosynthesis" 11:05 am - 11:40 am
Chang-jun Liu, Principal Investigator
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Biology Department

"Distant Pathway-Cross Regulation of Plant Secondary Metabolism" 11:40 am - 12:15 pm
De-Yu Xie, Professor
North Carolina State University
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

"Recent adventures in the valorization of lignin to fuels and chemicals" 1:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Gregg Beckham, Senior Research Fellow
I-Chemical Engineering
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

"Characterization of weird 'new' lignins and the ramifications for lignification" 2:05 pm - 2:40 pm
John Ralph, Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin

Break 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

"Getting Pi with a little help from your friends" 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm (BIOL Dept Seminar)
Maria Harrison, William H. Crocker Professor
Boyce Thompson Institute
Adjunct Professor, Section of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University

"Legume functional genomics: a walk down memory lane" 4:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Michael Udvardi, Professorial Research Fellow
Centre for Crop Science
University of Queensland, Australia

"Call-in congratulations" from around the world 4:35 pm - 5:00 pm
Closing remarks

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