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March 2019

CSB Departmental Seminar – Professor Marc Nishimura, Colorado State University

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432, 25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada

CSB Departmental Seminar Professor Marc Nishimura, Colorado State University “Mechanisms of Plant Immune Receptor Function: What are Toll/interleukin receptor-1 Domains Doing in Plants?” Friday March 29, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at RW 432 Host: Professor Darrell Desveaux darrell.desveaux@utoronto.ca Abstract: Plants employ a diverse intracellular system of NLR (nucleotide binding–leucine-rich repeat) innate immune receptors to detect pathogens of all types. These receptors represent valuable agronomic traits that plant breeders rely on to maximize yield in the face of devastating…

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April 2019

CSB Departmental Seminar – Professor Alice Ting, Stanford University

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432

CSB Departmental Seminar Professor Alice Ting, Stanford University “TBA” Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at RW 432 Host: Professor Alan Moses alan.moses@utoronto.ca Abstract: TBA

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CSB Departmental Seminar – Professor Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Nagoya University

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432, 25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada

CSB Departmental Seminar Professor Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Nagoya University “Small molecule approach to the devastation caused by a parasitic plant Striga hermonthica” Friday April 5, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at RW 432 Host: Professor Peter McCourt peter.mccourt@utoronto.ca Abstract: Striga hermonthica (Striga) parasitizes crops widely across various parts of sub-Saharan Africa, causing loss in crop yields that result in economic pressure on millions of smallholder farmers and lead to annual losses of billions of dollars. As Striga seeds require host-generated…

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