About Midwest Meetings

What topics are covered?
Exciting efforts from all areas of plant biology will be presented.  At the past several Midwestern (MW) ASPB meetings, attendees have learned about novel efforts involving ecological restoration, molecular cladistics, inspiring educational tools and techniques, hydrogen production, cell wall infrastructure, oenology, phytoremediation, hormonal signaling, global gene networks, natural products generation, chromatin remodeling, biotechnological innovations, disease and stress tolerance, field crop breeding, biofortification, space biology (which is really out there), and far more.  We look forward to hearing about your work at the 2018 meeting!

Who attends this meeting?
The MW ASPB meeting is an outstanding environment for plant biologists to meet, mingle, and network in a relaxed, inviting setting.  This meeting provides scientists at all career stages and diverse positions opportunities to discuss research efforts, teaching programs, administrative circumstances, funding scenarios, career designs, and other topics influencing plant biology.

Why is it a great opportunity?
We pride ourselves on promoting the work of rising plant biologists.  This meeting serves as a superb networking opportunity for undergraduate researchers to make connections with potential graduate programs and advisors.  For graduate students and post-doctoral research associates, the meeting promotes interactions with possible future post-doctoral advisors or employers in the private or public sector.

Learn how to present your research efforts
An essential trait for all scientists is to effectively and efficiently describe, explain, and promote their research efforts.  The MW ASPB meeting provides ample opportunities for maturing plant biologists to develop this capacity in oral and/or poster formats.  Attendees are highly encouraged to submit poster abstracts when registering; we will find space for you to proudly display and elucidate your work.  For those interested in providing talks, particularly undergraduate and graduate students, please submit abstracts for consideration.

If you are:

  • an undergraduate student seeking new horizons for study
  • a first-second year graduate student desiring experience in presenting your initial research forays
  • an experienced graduate student wanting to show you are ready for a new growth opportunity
  • a post-doctoral research associate looking to pilot your own ship

We want to hear from you!

A rewarding experience
For both poster and talk presenters, you will find the MW ASPB meeting a receptive, understanding, developmental experience.  In addition, there are numerous honors (monetary and certificate) awarded for talk and poster presentations given by undergraduate and graduate students that are judged as being of superior quality.