Skip to main content
Skip to navigation
IPG 2016 33rd Annual Symposium, Heterosis:Working Toward a Genetic, Molecular, Developmental and Physiological Bases. May 25-27, 2016. Interdisipinary Plant Group, Univeristy of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri held its 34th Annual Symposium on "Root Biology", the fourth in this series, June 7 - 9, 2017. This symposium brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe to address recent advances in studies of root growth, development, and function as well as root-rhizosphere interactions. The symposium was held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Malcolm Bennett, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Glyn Bengough, The James Hutton Institute, UK
  • Andrea Carminati, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Joe Cornelius, Department of Energy
  • Randy Clark, DuPont Pioneer, US
  • Richard Dick, Ohio State University, US
  • Tyler Dowd, University of Missouri, US
  • Matthias Erb, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Richard Ferrieri, University of Missouri, US
  • Jill Findeis, University of Missouri, US
  • Julia Frugoli, Clemson University, US
  • Sofie Goormachtig, VIB and Ghent University, Belgium
  • Christian Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Amelia Henry, IRRI, Phillipines
  • Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi, Purdue University, US
  • Maya Kleiman, Institute of Plant Sciences, Argicultural Research Institute, Israel
  • Guillhaume Lobet, Forschungszentrum Julich and Université catholique de Louvain, Germany
  • Nonawin Lucob, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Jonathan Lynch, Pennsylvania State University, US
  • Walid Sadok, University of Minnesota, US
  • Daniel Schachtman, University of Nebraska, US
  • Wolf Scheible, The Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation, US
  • Megan Shelden, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Emanuel Souza, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Ross Sozzani, North Carolina State University, US
  • Lucia Strader, Washington University, St Louis, US
  • Katalin Toth, University of Missouri, US
  • Chris Topp, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, US
  • Steve Tyerman, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Michelle Watt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Organizing Committee
  • Melissa Mitchum, Ph.D., Commitee Co-Chair, University of Missouri
  • Felix Fritschi, Ph.D., Commitee Co-Chair, University of Missouri
  • David Braun, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Bruce Hibbard, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
  • Trupti Joshi, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Bob Sharp, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Gary Stacey. Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Lloyd Sumner. Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Chris Topp, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Shannon King, University of Missouri (Graduate Student Representative)