PAG XXVI Plenary Speakers

  • e.buckler 120pxEdward S. Buckler
  • g.coruzzi 120pxGloria Coruzzi
    NYU Center for
    Genomics & Systems
    Biology, NY, USA
  • d.liang 120pxLiang Dong
    Iowa State
    IA, USA
  • m.sayresMelissa A. Wilson
    Arizona State
    University, AZ, USA
  • j.shendure 120pxJay Shendure
    of Washington
    WA, USA
  • d.ware 120pxDoreen Ware
  • b.whitelaw2 120pxBruce Whitelaw
    The Roslin Institute,
    University of Edinburgh,

l.dong 160Associate Professor, Iowa State University, IA, USA
Monday, January 15, 8:45 AM / Town & Country Ballroom

Talk Title:  “Agricultural Sensors and Biochips to Advance Plant Phenomics and Smart Agriculture”


Dr. Liang Dong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Faculty Scholar in the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa). He is also an Associate Director of the Microelectronics Research Center at Iowa State, and an Associate of U.S. DOE’s Ames Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2004. Before joining the faculty of Iowa State in 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Dong serves as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.

Dr. Dong’s research is focused on developing low-cost miniaturized sensors, biochips, microfluidic devices, optical devices, and micro/nanomaterials for applications in plant science, sustainable agriculture and environment, biomedicine, and biorenewable energy. His research has been well funded by NSF, USDA, ARPA-e, State of Iowa, and many industrial companies. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles. Dr. Dong's research work has been recognized by several Best Paper Awards/Finalists by the major conferences in the areas of sensors, microsystems, and nanotechnology. He previously received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the ISU Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, the Harpole-Pentair Developing Faculty Award, the Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award. He also was a recipient of the Top 100 National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award of China.


Plenary Lecture Schedule

Sunday, January 14

6:15 PM - Melissa Wilson Sayres  

Monday, January 15

8:00 AM - Edward S. Buckler  

8:45 AM - Liang Dong    

Tuesday, January 16

8:00 AM - Gloria Coruzzi   

8:45 AM - Bruce Whitelaw   

Wednesday, January 17

8:00 AM - Jay Shendure   

8:45 AM - Doreen Ware

All Plenary Lectures will be in the Town & Country Ballroom.  

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2019 - PAG-XXVII - January 12-16
2020 - PAG-XXVIII - January 11-15
2021 - PAG-XXIX - January 9-13

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