The Crop Sciences Graduate Organization (CSGO) would like to thank you all that attended the 2023 Science & Spirits presented by GDM.
Aiming to encourage networking and inspire collaboration, this event brought together UIUC undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty in the field of plant sciences with industry representatives.
The event had a great turnout:
– 150 registrants,
– 9 lightning talks,
– 24 poster presentations, and
– 10 industry sponsors.
April 3, 2023
5 PM – 8 PM
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Check-in, Poster/Booth set up
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Opening remarks
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM: GDM keynote speaker: Gastón Suardiaz
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Lightning talks
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM: Break & Networking
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM: Poster session & Networking
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Closing remarks & Awards
Gastón Suardiaz is the outstanding business leader of GDM USA. Along with Gaston’s impressive track record of success, he is also a proven marketing manager with expertise in the agribusiness industry. As a result of his passion for continual education and excellence, he developed various skill sets that have propelled him to excel in his many career ventures. As an undergraduate, Gaston studied agronomy and crop sciences at the National University of the South in Argentina. His postgraduate ventures include a degree in Strategic Marketing from Torcuato DiTella University and a degree in Digital Business Management and Digital Marketing from San Andrés University. His business expertise brought Gaston to GDM as the Global Licensing Manager in 2016, and by 2021, he rose to North American Business Leader. He is delighted to join as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Science and Spirits.
Lightning talks & Posters
Mae Antonette G. Mercado
Isabel S. Werle
From left to right: Sagnika Das, Mae A. G. Mercado, Liz Domingues, Alexander Mullens, Isabel S. Werle, and JungWoo Lee.
“For 40 years, GDM has been a symbol of innovation as a global plant genetics powerhouse. They take great pride in investing 25% of their revenue into research and development. That prioritization is why over 41% of soybean acres in the world contain GDM genetics.
They look forward to meeting everyone at Science and Spirits and sharing more about their U.S. Research & Development in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.”