We have been charged by ASPB to conduct a search for the next Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell. Back in March of this year, we began the search process by meeting as a group to discuss potential candidates for this important role. We invited candidates and issued a call for nominations to the community. CVs … Read moreWhat Do YOU Want to Ask the Next Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell?
ISSUE PAPERS – IP60 – JULY 2018 Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance is a paper in the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050. Genome editing is a powerful new method that enables unprecedented control over genetic material and offers the opportunity to make rapid … Read moreGenome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance
Join us for a series of roundtable discussions during Plant Biology 2018. Our roundtable discussions will all be located in or adjacent to the Plantae Pavilion, and are informal talks that cover many areas of plant biology. We have some great speakers lined up! No registration is necessary, and we hope you plan to join … Read moreJoin the Roundtable Discussions at Plant Biology 2018
Your “elevator pitch” is how you present yourself and your science in an intriguing, attention-grabbing, and articulate way. When someone asks you about yourself or your work, being prepared with your “pitch” immediately catches their interest and opens the conversation so you can provide more detail. How to the contest works: All plant scientists are … Read morePitch Yourself & Your Science for #PlantBio18
(ASPB) is pleased to announce that Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community, has been awarded an Excellence in New Communications Award from the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) in the Communications, Communities, and Collaboration category – nonprofit division. This prestigious award honors organizations for their exemplary use of digital, mobile and … Read moreASPB Wins 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award for Plantae
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will host a workshop on the integration of 21st Century technologies into farming practices to maximize crop yields and meet the rising global demands for food, fuel, and fiber. The workshop, entitled The Energy-Smart Farm: Distributed Networks for Highly Variable and Resource Constrained Crop … Read moreARPA-E Announces Workshop on Energy-Smart Farming
One of the many ways that ASPB supports plant science is to provide professional development opportunities for plant scientists now and for future generations. We recently asked 10 plant scientists to share their stories with us and to tell us about how ASPB has impacted their career and research. On #GivingTuesday, help us expand our … Read morePlant Scientists Share Their ASPB Stories for #GivingTuesday
This year, ASPB is participating in #Giving Tuesday, an international “Global Day of Giving” designed to promote the good works of charities and nonprofit organizations. #Giving Tuesday takes place on Tuesday, November 28. Here are ten reasons why we believe that ASPB is a nonprofit worth supporting on #GivingTuesday! ASPB provides research fellowships to undergraduate plant … Read more10 Awesome Reasons to Support ASPB on #GivingTuesday!
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – November 21, 2017 On November 17, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO) announced a Proposers Day for the newly created Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) Program. The Proposers Day, in support of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), will be held on December 12, 2017 at the … Read moreDARPA BTO Announces Proposers Day for Advanced Plant Technologies Program
The Time to Recognize and Honor Excellence among Our Fellow Plant Scientists is Approaching The 2018 Call for Award Nominations will be sent to all ASPB members on January 3, 2018, and nominations will be due by Wednesday, February 14. ASPB encourages you to participate in the 2018 awards program by nominating highly deserving individuals. … Read moreNominations Opening Soon for 2018 ASPB Awards!
The National Science Foundation is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (BIO) and they are seeking your assistance in the identification of visionary candidates to lead the Directorate during the coming years. The Assistant Director, BIO, manages a budget of approximately $750.0M and a portfolio comprising the various fields of … Read moreCandidate Search: NSF Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences (AD/BIO)
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Needs Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting input from stakeholders regarding research, extension, and education priorities in food and agriculture. A series of four in-person listening sessions hosted in different regions across the country and submission of written comments … Read moreNIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives
Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2017– here’s your Monday meeting update! Here is your daily guide to activities curated by our team. When in doubt, you can also check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. Monday Highlights To start your Monday morning, Plant … Read moreWhat’s Happening on Monday at Plant Biology 2017
Last evening, the Senate voted 87-11 to confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. Despite being one of the last cabinet nominees named, Perdue experienced a relatively easy confirmation process with considerable bipartisan support. Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) used floor debate prior to the vote to endorse the candidate. The Trump … Read moreSonny Perdue Confirmed as Agriculture Secretary
Are you planning to join us for the March for Science in Washington, DC this Saturday? We have designated 2 meet up locations and times. One at 9 AM and another one at 1:30 PM. If you plan to meet us, please look for our ASPB banner! ASPB timeline for Saturday, April 22 9:00 AM MEETUP #1: … Read moreMarch for Science – Washington DC meet up information
In the Awards Symposium at Plant Biology 2017, delegates will be treated to lectures from 2016’s prize-winning scientists and cheer this year’s winning crop of plant scientists making a difference in the field of plant biology and beyond. Pioneering Plant Science: The Stephen Hales Prize Named for a British reverend who, in 1927, published pioneering … Read moreCelebrating Achievement at Plant Biology 2017
This is a survey to determine your interest in and availability for serving on a panel for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to review proposals for the new agency-wide initiative, NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science). NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed … Read moreNSF INCLUDES Prospective Reviewer Survey for Design and Development Launch Pilot Preliminary Proposals
Central to the global scientific and innovation enterprise is the principle of free and open scientific exchange. Researchers need to be able to attend meetings, host international collaborators and educators, and attract the best graduate and postdoctoral trainees and job candidates. On January 27, 2017, the Trump Administration issued an executive order entitled “Protecting the … Read moreScientific Community Responds to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has released a call for nominations for the 2017 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. This is the second competition for this award, which aims to “support the next generation of food and agriculture scientists”. While last year the award was limited to one nominee … Read moreCall for Nominations: FFAR New Innovator Award
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – January 23, 2017 On January 18, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate EPW) held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Partisan divisions were apparent from the outset, with Senate EPW Members clashing with … Read moreHearing Update: Senate Environment Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing for EPA Administrator Nominee