The Plant Sciences Symposium is an annual convention hosted at The Ohio State University (OSU) centered around topics in plant science. It is a part of the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia SeriesThis year due to Covid-19, we are hosting a hybrid symposium with both in-person presentations and an option for virtual attendance.

This past year of 2021 was a year of continued challenges and innovative thinking in the face of a novel global challenge of COVID-19, an issue at a scale not unlike that of global climate change.  World-over, communities, scientists, and governments, have come together to address the challenge of covid head on sparking a renewed focus and motivation on tackling global challenges together, including climate action. Now more than ever, scientific communication about topics like sustainable futures and changing weather is of the utmost importance. The Ohio State Plant Sciences Symposium acknowledges this need, and welcomes the plant sciences community to join us for a discussion about where plant sciences fits in this larger picture of climate change, science communication, and sustainability in a more connected world.                                                                                                 This year’s theme is: “Plant science in the Climate Change Era.


Meet our Speakers!


This year, the virtual Symposium features as invited speakers  Dr. Laurence V. Madden from The Ohio State University, Dr. Rachel W. Martin from University of California, Irvine, Dr. Peter H. Seeberger from Max Plank Institute (Germany), Dr. Francisco M. Zerbini from Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brazil), and the Corteva Research Scientist  Dr. Gina Zastrow-Hayes. This Symposium also features graduate student speakers and a virtual poster competition. Awards for selected student speakers and for top poster presenters will be announced during the Symposium. Visit Event Features to see learn more details about the webinar.

Live captioning in English will be available to participants during the event.  You can access the auto-translation of the live captioning in Spanish and Portuguese at

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