The Mid-Atlantic Section

Welcome to ASPB’s Mid-Atlantic Sectional Society. States Included: The District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

MAS-ASPB and the UMD Plant Symposium will hold a joint meeting on May 22 and 23, 2018 on the College Park campus.

PROGRAM: Scientific Sessions, Session Chairs, and Confirmed Speakers are shown below.  Each session will include several talks (long and short) selected from submitted abstracts.  In addition, the General Session on Wednesday morning will feature both long and short talks drawn exclusively from submitted abstracts. 

Day One Tuesday, May 22

I. Plant Growth and Development

Chairs: Jose Feijo (UMCP) and Wendy Ann Peer (UMCP)

Confirmed Speakers: Caren Chang (UMCP)

Kenneth Birnbaum (NYU)

II. The Bugs We Eat: Microbiology of Fresh Produce

Chair: Shirley Micallef (UMCP)

Confirmed Speakers: Xiangwu Nou (USDA-ARS Beltsville)

Jie Zheng (CFSAN, FDA)

Jie Zheng (CFSAN, FDA)

III. Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Chair: Joseph Roberts (UMCP)

Confirmed Speakers: Nick LeBlanc (USDA)

IV. Plants Networking: The Phytobiome

Chair: Mark Holland (Salisbury University)

Confirmed Speakers: James White (Rutgers)

Mark Holland (SU)


Day Two, Wednesday May23

V. General Session (Plant Biochemistry, Engineering, Natural Products, and Ecology)

Chairs: Jose Feijo (UMCP) and Wendy Ann Peer (UMCP)

Talks selected from abstracts

VI. Plant-Insect Interactions: From Pests to Mutualists

Chair: Carlos MacHado (UMCP)

Confirmed Speakers: Anna Wallingford (USDA)

Jared Ali (Penn State)

Kelly Hamby ((UMCP)

VII. Genomics Assisted Fast Forward in Crop Improvement

Chair: Vijay Tewari (UMCP)

Confirmed Speakers: Randall Wisser (Delaware)

Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute Cornell)

VIII. Keynote: Eduard Akhunov (Kansas State University)

Watch this site for more information regarding program details, invited speakers, registration.

Follow the link below for abstract submission.


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