We are proud to announce the 2019 UIUC Plant Science Symposium will be held Friday, October 4th, 2019 in the ACES Library. This year, our theme is "Bridging The Gap: Embracing the Era of Integrated Agriculture". The Symposium will focus on how the efficiency of agriculture can be enhanced by utilizing the support of scientists with diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds. The UIUC Plant Science Symposium is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, the Department of Crop Sciences, and the ACES Office of Research. This symposium is part of the Corteva Agriscience Plant Sciences Symposia Series.

Along with these presentations, the event will also include a poster session and competition with a social hour at Crane Alley in downtown Urbana. Registration is free and will include a light breakfast, lunch, and access to the social hour. For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed on our website during the presentations. The link will become available as we move closer to the seminar.

Aardra Kachroo
Anita Dille
Candice Hirsch
Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
Kelly Robbins
Anu Swatantran


Abstract Submission

In order to participate in either an oral or poster presentation, please complete the following form below in addition to the registration application. The abstract submission includes opportunities to submit a travel grant application. Two winners of the poster sessions will each recieve a $100 cash prize! The deadline to recieve a travel grant is August 30th, 2019.


Please click the link below to register for the Symposium!

Planning Committee


Left to Right: Maria Malvino, Catherine Qiu, Julius Pasion, Giovani Preza, Olivia Obenland, Christopher Landau, Brent Murphy, Lucas Roberts, Jacob Montgomery. Not Pictured: Michael Paulsmeyer, Joyce Njuguna, and Matthew Murphy.