Students are expected to participate in PMB Breakfast, the PMB Fall Retreat, and relevant plant biology and microbiology seminars sponsored by the Biology Department, Danforth Plant Science Center, or other departments.


Presenting work at meetings and conferences is essential for integration into the international scientific community.  Funds for attending conferences are typically provided from the thesis advisor’s support, but some fellowships also support such activities.  In addition, DBBS provides all students with $600 of travel support during thesis research to attend a meeting.