ASPB Webinar April 14: What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Grad School

April 14, 2023 1 PM CDT The ASPB Early Career Plant Scientists (ECPS) Section wants to help you succeed in graduate school. So, we’re bringing back one of our most popular panel discussion webinars, “What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Grad School.” In this webinar, a panel including recent grad school graduates … Read more

Funding Opportunities: Fall 2023 Programs from DOE’s Office of Science

DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023 Undergraduate Intern and Visiting Faculty Placements Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 term of three programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program The Community College Internships (CCI) program The … Read more

ASPB Joins 64 Organizations Urging Funding for AgARDA

On March 8, 2023, ASPB, together with 64 other organizations, signed a letter addressed to the Subcommittee on Agriculture to urge $50 million in funding for the Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority (AgARDA). “Advanced research agencies have been effectively deployed in defense, energy, and health to tackle the biggest challenges facing these industries in … Read more

ASPB Signs Letter Supporting Farm Bill Investment

ASPB, together with more than 50 other organizations, signed a letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees requesting $8 billion in food and agriculture research, facilities, Extension, and education in the Farm Bill. The letter urges the committee to consider that the most important “food and agricultural advancements rely on a continuous pipeline of … Read more

Read and Publish Agreements in ASPB Journals

Authors required to publish in open-access journals may be able to publish in ASPB journals at no additional cost to them As institutions and funders around the world require authors to publish with journals meeting certain open access standards, authors may feel like their options for journals in which to publish are becoming more limited. … Read more

It’s Time to Retire the Term “Blind” Review

Putting ableist language behind us   As part of ASPB’s commitment to diversity (see ASPB’s Revised Diversity Statement, 2021), we are changing our language around peer review to use the phrase “anonymous” review rather than “blind” review. We are joining the efforts of several other academic publishers and societies to move away from this unclear … Read more

The Plant Cell’s Cover Image Continues Global Conversation Over AI-Generated Art

The January 2023 Focus Issue of The Plant Cell, one of ASPB’s high-impact journals, spotlights research focusing on the biology of plant response to abiotic stresses and explores the effects of climate change such as increased drought conditions and extreme heat. It also features an innovative AI-generated cover image created by Nan Eckardt, Senior Features … Read more

Undergrads: Build Confidence, Learn Skills with an ASPB Summer Research Fellowship

Submit an Application for an ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships   Undergraduate students seeking opportunities to develop their research skills this summer can get support from ASPB. ASPB’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) provides promising undergraduate students who are researching topics in or closely related to plant biology a $6,000 summer stipend, $700 for materials, … Read more

2023 ASPB Awards Seeking Honorees

ASPB’s Awards honor the most notable achievements and contributions of plant scientists worldwide—a responsibility that the Society carries out in large part through our annual awards program. It is vital to our profession that we all recognize our colleagues’ efforts by taking time to nominate them for awards. 2023 ASPB Awards In 2023, ASPB will … Read more

Nominate ASPB’s Future Leaders

The leaders of a global society such as ASPB, with members from 55 countries and growing, play a vital role not just in driving the organization forward, but in listening to, representing, and advocating for the membership and constituency the society serves. To find the best leadership for the Society, the process starts with a … Read more

Deadline Extended! Workshop Proposals for Plant Biology 2023

The plant science community is invited to submit proposals for workshops to be held during Plant Biology 2023.  The deadline for workshop proposal submissions is November 20, 2022. The Program Committee will review the proposals for currency (new and up-to-date information), and their relevance and value to the community. The committee also encourages submissions from … Read more

Deadline Extended! Concurrent Symposium Proposals for Plant Biology 2023

The American Society of Plant Biologists is now accepting proposals for concurrent symposium topics for  Plant Biology 2023. The deadline for concurrent symposium submissions is November 20, 2022. Proposals should span the range of interests of ASPB members, including exciting new scientific developments and interdisciplinary areas, and they should represent the demographics of our memberships.  … Read more

Early-Career Researchers: Make an Impact with DARPA’s New Innovation Fellowship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced its Innovation Fellowship to recruit early career scientists and engineers to serve two-year positions at DARPA. Through the program, fellows will manage a research portfolio in collaboration with DARPA program managers and build relationships with DARPA performers in academia, industry, and nonprofits. Fellows will be part … Read more

Green Career Week is October 3-7

October 3-7 has been designated Green Career Week, a nationwide effort led by local horticulture, agriculture and floriculture businesses and organizations around the country designed to expose high school students to the outstanding career opportunities in these fields. During Green Career Week, participating businesses and organizations will connect with local high schools to showcase the … Read more

What is it Like to Serve as an Early Career Representative on an ASPB Committee?

Read these question-and-response documents to learn what it is like to serve as an Early Career Representative (ECR) on different ASPB Committees. As you read these responses from ECRs serving on various committees, you may find that the function and responsibilities of a specific committee “speak to you.” Contemplate what you hope to accomplish by … Read more

From Plant Biology 2022: Joint Genome Institute Covers the “Single Cell and Spatial Biology Across the Plant Kingdom” Symposium

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) released the latest episode of its “Genome Insider” podcast, “Better Crops With a Pointillist Approach to Plant Genomics,” featuring speakers from the “Single Cell and Spatial Biology Across the Plant Kingdom” concurrent symposium that took place on Sunday, July 10, at Plant Biology 2022. In … Read more

From Plant Biology 2022: Following the Light

A Brilliant Summary of the “Responses to Light” Symposium By Guadalupe Fernández-Milmanda As explained by the symposium chair, Prof. Andreas Madlung (University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington), summarizing the “Responses to Light” concurrent symposium, presented Sunday, July 10 at Plant Biology 2022, is quite challenging, as, in very simple words, plants use light for many … Read more

From Plant Biology 2022: How Plants Pave the Way for Human Space Exploration

By Stefanie Wege Crop Harvest on the International Space Station “Space research breeds on earth innovation,” stated NASA researcher Dr. Howard Levin during his presentation “Current Capabilities for growing Plants in Space,” the first talk in the concurrent symposium “Plants for Space,” which took place Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Plant Biology 2022. Dr. Levin … Read more

From Plant Biology 2022: Plants vs Insects Session Recap

By Guadalupe Fernández-Milmanda At Plant Biology 2022, a varied group of speakers presented the latest advances from one of the oldest wars that takes place in our world: Plants versus insects, during the “Plants Versus Insects” concurrent symposium on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Attendees heard news from multiple front lines: cotton, cowpea, and Arabidopsis, and … Read more