PSC Distinguished Seminar Series
Title: Plant flowering in response to seasonal environmental cues
Speaker: Prof. Richard Amasino, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Time: 16:00 pm
Day/Date: September 25th, 2018 (Tuesday)
Host PI: Prof. Yuehui He
Venue: PSC Auditorium
His work focuses on how plants perceive seasonal cues such as changing day-length and temperature and how they use such cues to determine when to initiate flowering. His most recent focus has been on understanding the biochemical pathway through which perception of winter cold leads to flowering in the spring–a process known as vernalization. He is also a member of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center—one of the three bioenergy research centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy. His work with the center involves studying the biochemical basis of plant biomass accumulation as well as directing the Center’s education and outreach program. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Teaching Professor and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (美国科学院院士). He served on many distinguished positions including a review editor for Science and President of the American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB). He received a BSc from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D from Indiana University, USA.