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2014 Plant Science Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

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A handy list of plant science grant and fellowship opportunities with deadlines in early 2014. Please leave a comment if you know of other opportunities we should promote. ASPB is offering up to 80 $575 grants for students, postdocs, and faculty beginning their careers to attend the Plant Biology 2014 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon […] Read full post

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One of the most meaningful perks of my job as a faculty member in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley is the opportunity to mentor students – both undergrads and grads. My job also gives me the privilege to share with students my passion for doing plant science research, and to […] Read full post

Cultivating Safety

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Each can deter danger.  Yes, you read that right. Plants can make stuff safer.  In fact, NOVA’s technology aficionado David Pogue explored cutting-edge examples of some leafy lifesavers in his PBS program, Making Stuff: Safer (airdate 11/6/13). So beyond thorns and prickly hedgerows what’s cutting-edge about plant security? Plenty: Plants Stop Fires Pogue joined professional […] Read full post