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About This Seminar

This seminar will give insight into the research of cross-trained scientists at the interface of mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In doing so, the seminar will cover several research projects of varying complexity performed at the computational plant science lab at the University of Georgia. We also introduce the “undefined” career paths of cross-trained scientists and have plenty of time for discussions.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand why we need to add cross-trained researchers to the spectrum of plant biologists
  • Identify cross-disciplinary research areas
  • Understand the distinctions between interdisciplinary research and being trained as cross-disciplinary researcher


Alexander BuckschAlexander Bucksch - University of Georgia, Athens

Alexander Bucksch is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia at Athens, where he was jointly hired by the Department of Plant Biology, the Institute of Bioinformatics and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. His expertise falls within computational plant sciences, where he addresses questions in the area of plant growth and shape formation under field conditions in formal and applied settings. Before joining the University of Georgia, Alexander was a postdoctoral researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Schools of Biology and Interactive Computing, where he began to work on root shapes. He received his PhD from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and earned his M.Sc. and B.Sc. at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany.