Open call for Plantae Presents short talk submissions. Specialized metabolites: Medicines, flavors, defense and more

Catharanthus roseus, source of several cancer-inhibiting alkaoids.

In an effort to provide more speaking opportunities in the Plantae Presents virtual seminar series, we’ve scheduled four “open calls”. Anyone can submit a seven-minute video on the designated research topic, and all will be posted to the Plantae YouTube channel. Four speakers will be selected from the submitted videos to contribute to a panel discussion.

The submission deadline is Monday January 11th for videos on the topic of Specialized metabolites: Medicines, flavors, defense and more. Submissions are welcomed on any aspect of specialized metabolites, from basic research to synthetic biology to conservation.

The live event will take place on  Wednesday January 20th 2021 at 10am EST.

Interested? Please complete the linked submission form indicating your talk title,  preferred date (January 20th for the specialized metabolite discussion), and provide a link to your video.


The first Plantae Presents panel discussion was held in September, on the  topic of Plants and their microbiome. Read more here, and watch the recording.