News & Events

Come share your chili and drink (or just eat/drink some ūüėČ) with the rest of PBAGS on November 16th at Sarah Hutchinson’s house on 605 Doisy Lane. Champaign, IL 61822. (Thank you, Sarah!)

Please register your chili, drink, or whatever else you care to bring at this form. ( ideal if it could be made a hyperlink for “form” but not necessary).

Entry is 10 dollars, and includes a PBAGS commemorative glass and of course the chili and drinks.

Hope to see you there!

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The department Fall welcome is in few weeks, September 19th at 612 IGB, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Please remember to submit your posters and logo designs. It will be prizes for the best pre-prelims and post-prelims posters, and for the winning PBAGS logo.

For more information please contact Ingrid Romero (

Hello fellas,

Let’s enjoy each others company over some beer and chili on our traditional¬†Hopfest¬†this¬†November 16th at 6:00¬†in Sarah Hutchinson’s House (address will be added soon).

Please find attached the flyer and click here to register your beer and/or chili, as well as anything else that you would like to bring and share that day.

Entry is $10 at the door, includes a commemorative glass, and all the chili and homebrew you care to sample.

We hope to see you there!!



We hope everyone is having a great fall semester so far! A special welcome to the new Plant Biology grad students! There are a few key dates to keep in mind as we progress through the end of the year:

The department Fall welcome is scheduled for Sep. 19 at 612 IGB.

New details will be added as they come up!

Hello plant biologists! Please join us on Thursday June 28th for our first ever Crop Sci & Plant Bio Potluck Picnic! Take a break from your lab or field to come out and enjoy the wonderful weather with your fellow grad students!

The event will take place at Meadowbrook Park (near the playground) from 5 Р7pm.  Feel free to join our FB event page, linked here (¬if_id=1527871412809105), for more details.  Also, please sign up to bring a dish, desert, or drink to share on the google doc below:


See you there!

Attention graduate students! We’re having a town hall-style meeting on Monday, November 28th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be meeting in 1103 Plant Sciences Laboratory (the room where we have colloquium). Our main agenda item is discussing outreach activities. Come to hear how you can be involved or share your comments and ideas. Refreshments will be provided.

Tonight at 6 PM is our annual Hopfest and Chili Cook-Off! Entry is $10 at the door, includes a commemorative glass, and all the chili and homebrew you care to sample. Check the calendar for where to go. Vote for your favorites, and the winner will be announced during the event. We hope to see you there!