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2024 International Plant Resilience Summit

The Plant Resilience Institute's First International Summit on Plant Resilience brought together an international cohort of world-class plant scientists at Michigan State University from May 16-17, 2024.

This free event consisted of talks, poster presentations, and networking. Sessions were open to all MSU affiliates who registered in advance.

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A world map showcasing the countries from around the world where the speakers for the 2024 Summit on Plant Resilience come from

Invited speakers gathered at MSU from around the world.

Michelle Heck
Michelle Heck. Credit: Cornell University


Keynote Speaker

Michelle Heck, PhD

Boyce Thompson Institute,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Cornell University


Invited Speakers

Name Organization
Mariano Alvarez

Avalo, Inc, Durham, NC, USA

Sally Assmann

Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, University Park, PA, USA

Ed Cahoon

Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

Alejandra Covarrubias

Biotechnology Institute of the National University of Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Natalia Dudareva

Center for Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Hiroshi Ezura

Tsukuba Plant Innovation Research Center (T-PIRC), University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez

Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Michelle Heck

(Keynote Speaker)

Boyce Thompson Institute, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Heribert Hirt

PlantACT initiative & Biological and Environmental Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Mecca Province, Saudi Arabia

Dirk Inze

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Ron Mittler

Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Gloria Muday

Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Clare Mukankusi

Alliance of Bioversity International, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Kampala, Uganda

Kazuki Saito

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama City, Japan

Motoaki Seki

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama City, Japan

Libo Shan

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Danielle Way

Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Cranos Williams

EnBiSys Research Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA