BTI’s Breaking Ground discussion series is a virtual opportunity to engage live with BTI researchers.

Join us live for our next chat or watch previous livestreams.

Upcoming Schedule

September, 30, 12pm ET

BTI alumna Karen-Beth Scholthof and Paul Debbie: “From TMV to COVID-19: The History of Virus Research at BTI”

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October, Date TBA

Fay-Wei Li: “Spooky Plants”

November, Date TBA

Lukas Mueller, topic TBA

December, Date TBA

Maria Harrison, topic TBA

January, Date TBA

Georg Jander, topic TBA


David Stern: “Decadal Vision 2020-2030: Reimagining the Next Decade of Plant Science”

Zhangjun Fei and Jim Giovannoni: “Using Bioinformatics to Discover New Genes for Crop Improvement in the Tomato”

Joyce Van Eck: “Impact Through Collaboration: Improving Crops with the Help of Community Scientists in the Physalis Improvement Project”



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