Funding Opportunity: NSF BIO Releases Two Solicitations for Rules of Life Big Idea

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – October 1, 2018 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released two new solicitations for one of its 10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL): Epigenetics; and Building a Synthetic Cell – An Ideas Lab Activity. Led by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), URoL goals are to better understand … Read moreFunding Opportunity: NSF BIO Releases Two Solicitations for Rules of Life Big Idea

Announcing the 2018-2019 ASPB Scholars Sponsored by Conviron

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 class of the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program.  These scholars were selected from a strongly competitive group of over 200 applicants.  Read more about each awardee. Special thanks to Conviron for making this program possible through their financial support.     Bryce Askey, University of Florida, US Carl Branch, University of Minnesota, US … Read moreAnnouncing the 2018-2019 ASPB Scholars Sponsored by Conviron

ASPB in China

Representatives of ASPB will be attending two major conferences in China this October. The first is the National Congress of Plant Biology (NCPB; http://www.ncpb.net/2018/index.php/Index/), to be held October 18 – 22 in Tai’an, China, and the second is the World Life Science Conference (WLSC; http://wlsc2018.csi.org.cn/), to be held October 27 – 29 in Beijing, China. … Read moreASPB in China

Plant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees

Preparing graduate students and postdocs for diverse careers Changes in the workforce are challenging academia to prepare scientists to be adaptable and adept at communicating across boundaries. To meet these demands, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN, plantae.org/PSRN) is shifting the focus to enable trainees to take ownership of their training experiences. “Since President Lincoln … Read morePlant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees

Plant Biology 2018 – Let’s DO science

Students learn better when they are actively engaged in course material.  For the sciences, this translates into involving them in original research experiences.  Research experiences for undergraduates in our research labs are a valuable opportunity for all concerned, but these spaces are limited. We may all acknowledge that providing research experiences for all our majors … Read morePlant Biology 2018 – Let’s DO science

Wednesday and Thursday at Plant Biology 2018

Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018!  Here’s your guide for Wednesday and Thursday and as always, when in doubt, you can check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. There’s even more information on the Plant Biology 2018 network on Plantae, including a bit … Read moreWednesday and Thursday at Plant Biology 2018

6 Ways to Support Young Scientists at Plant Biology 2018

Are you a supporter of young scientists?  Did you know that every year at the Plant Biology 2018 meeting we have a special poster session just for undergraduates, so they can share the work they are doing?   Here are 6 ways to support undergraduates at #plantbio18 Attend the Undergraduate Poster Session on Sunday, July … Read more6 Ways to Support Young Scientists at Plant Biology 2018

President’s Letter—Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism

Having recently spent time in our nation’s capital asking for support for increased plant science research funding, I’ve been thinking about how we feed the world. Everywhere I turn, I see dire predictions about our ability to keep up with population growth. But the more I think about the issues we face, the more optimistic … Read morePresident’s Letter—Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism

Be There or Be Square! Plant Science Community Activities at the Plantae Pavilion

The Plantae Pavilion (in the poster hall) has a full schedule of activities and spaces to relax. Join your colleagues to pitch your science, take a selfie (and enter to win a prize!), and talk about topics near and dear to the plant science community. Check out the full schedule below. Ongoing Activities: Selfie Station: … Read moreBe There or Be Square! Plant Science Community Activities at the Plantae Pavilion

Join the Roundtable Discussions at Plant Biology 2018

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

New This Year! Join the Conversation Circle at the ASPB Booth

Wondering about the new open access journal, Plant Direct? Heard about SURF and want to know what it’s all about? Want to hear about how ASPB can help you with funding?  Want to learn about how we support scientific meetings? Want to get involved with the Women In Plant Biology or Minority Affairs Committees? Curious … Read moreNew This Year! Join the Conversation Circle at the ASPB Booth

9 Ways To Use Social Media At #PlantBio18

Here are 10 ways to use social media to keep up-to-date, find and connect with others, and discuss your experiences during and after Plant Biology 2018 Follow and tweet using #plantbio18 – tweet your experience, things you learn, and pictures of other events and activities. Make sure to follow @aspb and @plantae_org as well! Attend … Read more9 Ways To Use Social Media At #PlantBio18

3 Ways to Boost Your Career at Plant Biology 2018

Looking for learning opportunities and activities during Plant Biology 2018 that will help you navigate your career path? Here are some helpful tips: 1. Improve your skills Attend any of these workshops (some require pre-registration): Plant Science Training in 2035 (Saturday, July 14, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm) Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty Development Workshop … Read more3 Ways to Boost Your Career at Plant Biology 2018

Plant Biology 2018 Contest Awards and Celebration

Join the staff and volunteers at the Plantae Pavilion, Tuesday, July 17, at 2:00 pm and participate in the Plantae 2018 contest awards and celebration. You won’t want to miss this: Help us choose the winners for the Pitch Your Science video contest Help us choose the finalist for the Plant Biology 2018 Selfie Contest … Read morePlant Biology 2018 Contest Awards and Celebration