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 29, 12pm EST

“RNA as the key: unlocking how plants respond to environmental stress” — Breaking Ground with Andrew Nelson

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"Inheritance & the environment: a brief history of a complicated relationship" — Breaking Ground with Eric Richards
A special Art at BTI edition of Breaking Ground. “Dead Plant Wisdom: Exploring identity, colonialism and climate change through art and herbaria” In conversation with Zachari Logan and Fay-Wei Li

“Metabolites and Microbes Impact Our Behavior and Longevity” — Breaking Ground with Frank Schroeder
“Understanding and Enhancing the Tomato Immune System to Make Healthier Tomato Plants” with Greg Martin
"Exploring the diversity of plant life through genomics" with Suzy Strickler
"Tiny computers, cameras and conveyor belts could help plants beat climate change" with Magdalena Julkowska
“Toxic cardiac glycosides in plants and the animals that love them” with Georg Jander
“Microscopic Relationships Could Reduce Fertilizer Use” with Maria Harrison
“Feeding the World with Plant Breeding Databases” with Lukas Mueller
"Spooky Plants" with Fay-Wei Li

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

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

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

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



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