Lectures & Seminars
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About the Lecture Series (top)
The Miller lectures honor Emeritus Professor Carlos Miller, who had a longstanding interest in the mechanisms of plant growth and development.
Mark Estelle, now at UC San Diego, was the first Miller Chair of Plant Developmental Biology. He established the lecture series in 2004 to honor Carlos Miller and his contributions to our department and the scientific community. Craig Pikaard, our second Miller Chair, joined the IU faculty in 2009, coming to us from Washington University in St. Louis.
Past Lectures (top)October 30, 2014
Professor Xuemei Chen, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. "Mechanisms of microRNA turnover in Arabidopsis." Download flyerNovember 21, 2013
Professor Mary Lou Guerinot, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, and Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences, "Gene Discovery in Aid of Plant Nutrition, Human Health and Environmental Remediation." Download flyerFebruary 16, 2012
Professor Steven E. Jacobsen, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, UCLA, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, "Genetics and Genomics of DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis."
May 13, 2009
Peter McCourt, Cell and Systems Biology, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto. "From Arabidopsis to Parasitic plants: What chemical genetics can tell us." Download flyer
March 6, 2008
Joseph Kieber, Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Cytokinin signaling: From autoclaved DNA to a
two-component response pathway." Download flyer
April 19, 2007
Steve A. Kay, Previously Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, Professor of Cell Biology, and Director of the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases The Scripps Research Institute. Currently Dean, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California-San Diego. "Systems approaches to understanding circadian clocks." Download flyer
April 7, 2005
Joanne Chory, HHMI Investigator, Professor in the Plant Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego. "Molecular mechanisms of steroid hormone signaling in plants."
April 15, 2004
Detlef Weigel, director of the Department of Molecular Biology at Max Planck Institute for Development, Germany. "Plant Development: Insights from Microarrays and MicroRNAs." Download flyer