Skip to main content
Skip to navigation

News - 2012

Two IPG members elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): 12/3/2012
Two members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Anthony Peccoux: 11/29/2012
The IPG is saddened to report the passing of our colleague Anthony Peccoux.

USDA Research Geneticists receive USDA Secretary's Honor Award for Excellence: 11/3/2012
Dr. Michael D. McMullen and Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, USDA Research Geneticists and members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group at the University of Missouri, were awarded the USDA Secretary's Honor Award for Excellence

Mitchum lab clones the first gene linked to natural soybean cyst nematode resistance: 10/16/2012
IPG member Melissa Mitchum and her lab members Pramod Kandoth, Greg Yeckel, Robert Heinz, and John Alden are featured in the October 15th online issue of Nature for their work cloning the first gene linked to natural soybean cyst nematode resistance.

IPG Alumnus Ed Buckler named Distinguished Scientists of 2011: 7/30/2012
IPG and Division of Biological Sciences Alumnus was awarded the Distinguished Senior Research Scientist of 2011 by the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Read more about Dr. Buckler's research and this honor.

29th Annual Interdisciplinary Plant Group Symposium: 7/19/2012
The 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Plant Group Symposium “Plant Physiology in the Omics Era” was held May 23 – 25, 2012 in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO.

Roots Workshop brings international experts to MU: 7/15/2012
A workshop on “Roots Under Drought – Model Systems to the Field” was held April 2 – 4, 2012 in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Robert Sharp, Dr. Felix Fritschi, Dr. Mel Oliver and Dr. Scott Peck organized the workshop, which was funded by the Mizzou Advantage Food for the Future Program.

IPG members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): 1/3/2012
Four members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group were awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.