MMPRNT Fall 2019 All Hands Meeting Survives a Snowstorm

MMPRNTers were all ready¬† for the annual Fall All Hands meeting at KBS when mother nature hit Sunday night with a huge mid-November snow storm. Treacherous roads caused us to postpone the lightning poster session and prevented our guests from Angela Kent and Wendy Yang’s labs (University of Illinois) from driving up. However, MMPRNT persevered and we were able to continue our schedule as planned on day two. While not able to meet in person, Angela and Wendy each joined virtually to presented their work looking at crop genome influences on microbial community structure and the possible importance of nitrogen mineralization in the N budget of Miscanthus.¬† They were also able to listened in to great talks from MMPRNTers Tayler Ulbrich, Darian Smercina, Lukas Bell-Dereske and Rick White III. Even with the rough start, the meeting was a success and everyone is excited about collaboration opportunities with the Kent and Yang labs. Thanks to everyone who participated!

A glimpse at the overnight snow!