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

From Plant Biology 2022: Creating an Inspiring Scientific Environment to Discuss Climate-Smart Agriculture

Highlights of the ASPB African Researchers Network Workshop and Hackathon   By Sessen Daniel Iohannes and Modesta Abugu Current agricultural ecosystems are threatened by ongoing climate change and weather extremes that affect crop production, biodiversity, and dynamics of pests and diseases. We need to rethink how we do agriculture to bridge the gap between productivity, … Read more

From Plant Biology 2022: Tangled Up In Plant Immunity at the CSPB/SCBV President’s Plenary ‘Interacting and Tangled Plant Immune Pathways’

By Sarah Courbier, PhD Each year, 10% to 30% of crops are lost to pathogens and pests worldwide, and these losses are only increasing with climate change. To maintain food security, it is crucial to fully understand how plants detect and respond to pathogen infections. Pioneering work from Jones and Dangl (2006) have shed light … Read more

Call for workshop proposals for Plant Biology 2022

Planning for the Plant Biology 2022 conference is well underway. This year the conference will be a joint meeting with the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and this year’s program committee is pleased to invite members of the plant science community to submit proposals for workshops to be held during the conference. Please complete and … Read more

Request for Concurrent Symposium Proposals for Plant Biology 2022

We are looking forward to Plant Biology 22, a meeting organized jointly by the Canadian and American societies of plant biology, returning to a primarily in-person format in Portland. New for this year, the ASPB/CSPB/SCBV Program Committee is soliciting proposals from the community to convene and organize concurrent symposia. The Program Committee will evaluate the proposals … Read more

Did you know? Plant Biology 2021 is hosting a joint Symposium with Botany 2021!

The Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit is taking place at the same time as Botany 2021, and in honor of ASPB’s and BSA’s joint interest in supporting the plant science community and our overlapping audiences, we will be hosting a joint symposium on Wednesday, July 21, open to both sets of attendees! The symposium’s title is “An Exploration of Inter-kingdom … Read more

Early Career Plant Scientist? You belong at Plant Biology 2021!

Registration is open for the Plant Biology Worldwide Summit 2021. We are excited to welcome plant scientists at all stages of their careers to the conference, and our group rates lower the costs for everyone!   A few specific things that may particularly interest early career researchers (ECRs):   We are very focused on accessibility this … Read more

Immerse Yourself in Participatory Workshops During the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit!

Registration is now open for the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit, which will take place online from July 19–July 23.  We’re excited to announce that this year we have a fantastic lineup of workshops, organized in three main tracks – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professional Development; and Technical Development and Innovation. Here are just a … Read more

Registration is Open for ASPB’s Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit!

The Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit, powered by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), will be a fully virtual conference that is taking place from July 19 to July 23, 2021. Building on the great success of last year’s first-ever fully virtual ASPB annual conference, which attracted over 2,600 plant scientists from 56 countries, … Read more

Submit Your Abstract for Plant Biology 2021

The Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit will be virtual again this year, taking place online July 19-23, 2021.  As always, the program will provide a rich mix of scientific content in plenary talks, concurrent symposia, virtual posters, professional development workshops, a virtual exhibit hall, and ample opportunities for small-group networking. Building on the success of … Read more

The announcement you have been waiting for: the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit

Are you ready for the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit? As we completed the final session of Plant Biology 2020, our thoughts quickly turned to the following year and our excitement about gathering with you in Pittsburgh.  The 2020 Worldwide Summit was a resounding success, with 2,700 participants from 56 countries.  However, all want to … Read more

Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing actions taken globally to limit the spread of the virus, the ASPB Board of Directors has decided to convert Plant Biology 2020 to a fully online conference that includes both synchronous (real-time livestream) and asynchronous (on demand) access for attendees. The Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit will … Read more

Plant Biology 2020 – COVID-19 Statement Update

ASPB is announcing several important updates to Plant Biology 2020 registration policies in light of the current circumstances. Although final decisions are still pending and will be announced within 2 to 3 weeks, we are optimistic that the meeting will go forward, while we continue to explore options that include online access to meeting content. … Read more

Plant Biology 2020 – COVID-19 Statement

Planning continues uninterrupted for ASPB’s upcoming Plant Biology 2020 conference in Washington, DC, on July 25 to 29, 2020.  Plenary and concurrent symposia are taking shape; workshops are scheduled, and registration is strong and on target based on our historical attendance data: we are looking forward to another great meeting. Although we are excited to … Read more