Regular seminars are held during the Fall and Spring Semesters. There are generally 7 Micro and 7 Plant seminars, beinning with the first week of instruction (in August and January of the respective semester) and continuing until the last week of regular instruction.

Graduate students regularly attend seminars as part of their curriculum.

Seminars are also well attended by faculty, postdocs and researchers in the Department as well as academics and researchers from throughout UC Berkeley and our Affiliates.

The Department pays for each Speaker's expenses including:

  • Two nights at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza (generally Tuesday night and Wednesday night)
  • All meals
  • All transportation costs
  • A $200 honorarium