Schedule

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 13

  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Exploring Life Sciences at MU – a conference for mid-Missouri high school students and their teachers
    • Morning seminars followed by lunch and touring the research poster session
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Poster Session with more than 150 posters (Section 1)
    • MCC image contest – the Molecular Cytology Core will hold its 15th annual image contest, with stunning examples of science as art – stop by and vote!
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Exhibits:
      • MU Core Facilities, Research Centers and related programs
      • Find out what’s new in MU’s cores and research centers.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Free lunch (until 1:30 p.m. or until the food is gone)
  • 6 p.m., Broadway Brewery, 816 E. Broadway

Tuesday, April 14

  • 10 a.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Alternative Career Exploration in Science (ACES) Program: “Jack of all Trades, PhD (or Master) of One.” 
    • ACES provides graduate students and postdocs with information regarding non-academic careers in science. This program brings together three esteemed guests, Dr. Kathy McFarland, former Director and Vice President at Abbott Laboratories, Dr. David Isenhour of Dow AgroSciences, and Brian Echard of Power Motion, to speak to Mizzou students about non-academic career trajectory, experiences in industry and advice for fledgling scientists. Program made possible through the generosity of the McFarland Graduate Student and Faculty Development Endowment in Science fund.
  • 3:30 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Seminar: “Just when you thought you were safe…the ecology of emerging diseases.”
    • Dr. Peter Hudson  director of The Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences, The Willaman Professor of Biology, Professor, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

Wednesday, April 15

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Poster Session 150+ posters – different from those presented Monday (Section 2)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Vendor Show – scientific supplies and equipment
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Free Lunch (until 1:30 p.m. or until the food is gone)

Thursday, April 16

  • 10 a.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Seminar: “Why can’t we cure HIV infection?”
    • Dr. John Coffin, special adviser to the director of the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (HIV Drug Resistance Program), professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University, member National Academy of Sciences
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • In Collaboration with the University of Missouri, Bond Life Sciences Center and Missouri Life Sciences Week, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources presents the Inaugural Symposium of The Center for Watershed Management and Water Resources: Water for Agriculture: Challenges for this CenturySchedule of speakers (PDF).

Friday, April 17

  • 1 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Charles W. Gehrke Distinguished Lecture: “Lipids as Molecular Switches in plant stress signaling and metabolic integration” 
    • Dr. Xuemin (Sam) Wang, Desmond Lee Professor, member and principal investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • 3 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Research Awards Presentation
    • Awards also presented for winning images from the Molecular Cytology Core

Saturday, April 18