MSU hosts first ever Fascination of Plants Day

posted on June 2, 2017 1:45pm

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Fascination of Plants Day

Michigan State University plant biologists hosted the first ever Fascination of Plants Day on Saturday, May 20th at the Molecular Plant Sciences Building on main campus.

The event, called “From Seed to Fruit”, invited the general public to explore the world of plants and algae, including fun hands-on activities for kids and adults.

The idea first came from Dr. Bjoern Hamberger, who had participated in a previous edition at his former lab in Copenhagen. Anne-Sophie Bohrer-Cognon, a post-doc in BMB, quickly joined as the event coordinator, alongside Aparajita Banerjee, also a BMB post-doc, who was the volunteer coordinator.

“We rapidly came up with the general themes to present, from the germination of seeds to the production of specialized metabolites and their uses,” Anne-Sophie said.

For the full story, please visit the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory.