11-14 July 2023
Cornell University
America/New_York timezone

Hosted by the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the PALSA event will be held in a hybrid format.

PALSA is an international conference in partnership with the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) at Cornell University in the United States and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials in Campinas, Brazil.

Abstract Submission is Closed



  • Alireza Abbaspourrad | Yongkeun Joh Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology, Department of Food Science, Cornell University
  • Sarah C. Brinkley | Postdoctoral Fellow, PTFI, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • Jorge Gardea-Torres | Endowed Dudley Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science & Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Mary Lou Guerinot | Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • Luiz Roberto Guimaraes Guilherme | Professor of Soil Sciences, Federal University of Lavras
  • Enzo Lombi | Barbara Hardy Chair in Environmental Science & Engineering, University of South Australia
  • Alejandro Marangoni | Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food, Health and Aging, University of Guelph
  • Rebecca Nelson | Professor and Associate Director for Research, School of Integrative Plant Science; Department of Global Development
  • Tiina Roose | Professor of Biological & Environmental Modeling, University of Southampton
  • Nigel Taylor Associate Member and Dorothy J. King Distinguished Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Olena Vatamaniuk | Professor of Plant Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Cornell University
Vet Research Tower
618 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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About PALSA:

Invited talks will showcase state-of-the-art synchrotron research aimed at measuring time-dependent physical, chemical and biological processes in soils, plants, the rhizosphere, animals and micro-organisms of relevance to agricultural systems. The conference will also welcome contributed oral, and poster presentations and will include ample time for Q&A and open discussions.

We are excited to announce that PALSA 2023 will now include a workshop, “X-ray Methods & Resources for Agricultural Science”, to take place on July 11th, the day prior to the main program on July 12th-14th. The workshop will feature a slate of technique and facility experts providing a program of tutorials on techniques and descriptions of state-of-the-art facilities. Watch this space for additional updates and details!

PALSA 2023 is organized along four themed sessions listed below, each of which will feature both invited and contributed talks. Poster sessions on Wednesday July 12th and  Thursday the 13th will provide additional opportunities for researchers to meet and interact. Thursday’s rich program will include opportunities to tour the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source as well as the resources associated with Cornell’s many programs in Plant, Agriculture and Food Sciences, and special programming for Industry representatives seeking to engage with Cornell’s many programs and faculty engaged in plant, agriculture, and food sciences. Please contact Greg Ray (gpr36@cornell.edu) for further information on Industrial Engagement.

Veterinary Research Tower

Cornell Vet Tower interior

618 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 

The main conference will be held at the new Veterinary Research Tower on the Cornell Campus.  The space is filled with rooms for networking during break-out sessions and special seminars. The building is a short walk to CHESS, and other research areas on campus… as well as Cornell’s famous Dairy Bar!  

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The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.