MSA 2014

  • Early registration is now closed. For late registration, please go to the Registration Page.
  • Abstract submission closed as of March 31. If you have a special situation concerning a late abstract submission, please contact the local organizers.
  • Last day for late registration: May 28

New on the Web

June 6. It has come to our attention that some versions of the program have an INCORRECT time for the FORAY. The foray starts at 8:30 on Sunday. The buses will start to load at 8:15 in front of the Kellogg Center and leave promptly at 8:30. We apologize for the error.

June 6. The complete program is available on-line here. This on-line version will be updated throughout the meeting to incorporate any changes such as cancelled talks and posters. The 30-page pdf version of the complete program, which is available here for downloading and printing, cannot be updated. Hard copies of the pdf will be available at registration. Attendees must consult the on-line version for all updated information.

June 5. For reservations on the shuttle from the Kellogg center to and from the airport, call 800-875-5090 or email DO NOT call Bradley Benton. This service is ONLY for people staying at the Kellogg center hotel.

June 4. Meeting Tip Of The Day: Did you know that you can make your own custom schedule and then use your smart phone or tablet to access it during the meeting? How do you do this? 1) Select the link to the meeting schedule 2) Select login 3) Use your e-mail for your user name and the password you used when you registered 4) Select detailed schedule 5) Select ‘All Programs’ 5) You will now see selection boxes in your schedule in which you can choose the sessions you want to attend 6) scroll to the bottom and select ‘update schedule’ 7) Select the left hand tab ‘custom schedule’, you will now see the schedule you created. Note: Any changes to the schedule (e.g., cancellations) will be updated on the ‘Detailed Program’ throughout the conference.

June 2. The complete meeting schedule is now available here. A printed version will be available at registration.

May 30.  If you are an undergraduate student, or a graduate student presenting results from your under-graduate research, please let us know by contacting Frances Trail ( and Daniel Durall ( Also let us know if you are presenting your work, and if so, if you would like to compete for a $100 presentation award for best undergraduate poster or best undergraduate oral presentation.

May 4. Due to low enrollment, the Dye Workshop has been cancelled.

April 17: We have instituted a Roommate Finding System to coordinate people who are willing to share a room but don’t already have a roommate. Go to:

April 9: Late Abstract submission is available for oral presentations! About a dozen openings remain for oral presentations other than Symposium presentations.  The poster sessions are full. Because the number of openings is restricted, please first contact the Chair of the Program Committee, Gerry Adams at and obtain a password in order to precede in your submission of an abstract.

March 31: It has come to our attention that the link to abstracts that appeared on the bottom of the abstract acknowledgement email that you received is incorrect. It links to the BSA web site instead of the MSA site. To view your abstract, change “botany” to “MSA” in the URL. For example, where it says “You may view this abstract online at“, change  “botany” to “MSA”. We apologize for the confusion.

campus map of Michigan State University is available.

We’ve introduced a one-day registration option. See registration page.

  • The schedule of events and sessions can be found here.(updated May 4)
  • This year we have an outstanding set of Symposia. See the Schedule page for the complete list of topics and speakers. Please note that the full schedule is still under development.
  • Information on the Foray and the Mushroom Dye Workshop is on the Schedule page