2019 Open Campus at IPSR visited by 471 people

On Saturday, May 11, Okayama University Institute of Plant Science and Resources held its 2019 Open Campus day. On a warm, almost summer day, as many as 471 visitors participated in this event!

As becoming good tradition, exciting experiments and research demonstrations with plants were presented by each IPSR group, including exhibitions of barley, field tour and library walk. Enthusiastic Quiz Rally participants were rewarded with small gifts, such as selection of seedlings or seeds of plants.

We were all extremely happy to receive your attention and hear your opinions!

Thank you all for coming.

Plant Light Acclimation Research Group

Group of Environmental Response Systems

Group of Plant Stress Physiology

Group of Plant Molecular Physiology (experiment with African clawed frogs)

Group of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Group of Plant-Insect Interactions

Group of Plant Environmental Microbiology

Group of Genome Diversity

Group of Genetic Resources and Functions

Group of Wild Plant Science (introduction of plants living in alpine environments of Japan)

Group of Integrated Genomic Breeding

Group of Functional Biomolecular Discovery (Look! Plants…raised in space!)

Group of Functional Biomolecular Discovery (barley tissue culture experience)

Research Core for Future Crops

Barley field tour…

International student corner

Demonstration of scanning electron microscope (SEM)

Library branch tour – “Plants that became symbols”

Quiz Rally – presents