In early 2019, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) held two strategic planning meetings. The PSRN is an NSF-supported Research Coordination Network whose members are research councils and scientific societies, including ASPB. Among the participants at both workshops were early career researchers and scientists from the public and private sectors across the plant science research … Read morePSRN Updates: Inclusivity in the Plant Sciences and Plant Summit 2019
In this newly released article in The Plant Cell, researchers find that in Arabidopsis plants, the abortion of seeds with extra genomes is caused by the enzyme RNA Pol IV and the RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway, a major gene-silencing pathway in plants. Seed Abortion and the Role of RNA Pol IV in Seed Development Abortion … Read moreSeed Abortion and the Role of RNA Pol IV in Seed Development
ASPB is pleased to announce the publication in The Plant Cell of important research describing the discovery of a key regulator of fruit length variation in cucumber. The discovery of a fruit length modulator has implications for cucumber breeding. Fruit size is a major determinant of yield and market value. The cucumber is among the … Read moreGenetic Variant Linked to Cucumber Fruit Length
View the recording of this event. Join us for a live, online “meet the candidates” event and get to know the candidates for ASPB President-elect. Date and Time: *Monday, April 8, 8:30 AM PDT, 11:30 AM EDT; 4:30 PM BST – Register today and be sure to bring your questions and ideas to the webinar. … Read moreMeet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2019
We are happy to announce that this year’s Ambassador of the Year award is presented to Arif Ashraf, who is currently in Japan, although will be moving to Michigan shortly. Please read below to learn more about Arif, in his own words. I am Arif Ashraf. I graduated from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular … Read moreMeet the Ambassador of the Year for 2019, Arif Ashraf
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 awards, which honor excellence in research, education, outreach, and service. Honors to be presented at Plant Biology 2019 in San Jose, California Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award Maarten Chrispeels, University of California, San Diego ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural … Read moreASPB Names 2019 Award Recipients
Media Contact: Mario Aguilera 858-822-5148; firstname.lastname@example.org Julian Schroeder Awarded International Prize for Advances in Plant Research Khalifa International Award recognizes agricultural innovation Division of Biological Sciences/University of California San Diego UC San Diego Distinguished Professor Julian Schroeder has been awarded a prestigious international prize for his research achievements in plant drought and salt tolerance, as … Read moreASPB Member Julian Schroeder Awarded Khalifa International Award
As part of the #ASPBForward movement, five of the ASPB committees have added an Early Career Representative (ECR) to their committee rosters: Education Committee, International Committee, Minority Affairs Committee, Publications Committee and the Women in Plant Biology committee (Membership Committee and Science Policy Committee already had ECR positions). ASPB is happy to introduce these exceptional … Read moreWelcome to the New Early Career Representatives on ASPB Committees
ASPB Ambassadors are early career scientists (students and postdocs) and industry employees enlisted to communicate the mission and vision of the Society to other plant biologists and to the general public, to help ensure the ongoing vitality of the Society. These young leaders engage their campus communities in outreach activities, represent ASPB at section conferences, … Read moreWelcome the New ASPB Ambassadors
President’s Letter—March/April 2019 By Rob Last, Michigan State University, ASPB President. Co-authored by Laura Grapes, Bayer Crop Sciences, and Andrew Hanson, University of Florida. We continue the experiment of expanding participation in ASPB started with the last President’s Letter (http://bit.ly/SecuringFuturePl…). This letter is part of a collection of resources (http://bit.ly/NextGenerationCa…) about training and jobs in the … Read moreGazing into the Crystal Ball: Next-Gen Careers
ASPB community – are you hosting a plant science event or attending one? If so, please consider posting on the new Plant Science Events Calendar on Plantae.org. This service is provided free to the plant science community with the support of Agrisera, a Swedish company specializing in polyclonal and monoclonal antibody production, and longtime presence in the community. The … Read moreAnnouncing the new global Plant Science Events Calendar!
The Travel Grant Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science are strongly encouraged to apply. … Read moreAnnouncing the 2019 Travel Grant Winners
Celebrating 30 years of progress in capturing and creating images in plant science High-quality image reproduction was one of the central ideas behind the founding of The Plant Cell 30 years ago. Those who remember the early days of the journal will no doubt recall the novelty of a scientific journal printed on heavy weight glossy paper. The … Read moreThe Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Favorite Images
Eligibility The contest is open to all, including TPC editors and ASPB staff. Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the following rules. There is no limit to the number of entries per person during the contest period. Design Designs should be no larger than 12″ x 12″. … Read moreThe Plant Cell 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Competition!
The goal of the ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award is to increase attendance at the Plant Biology annual meeting of young female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced postdocs. By naming the 2019 … Read moreAnnouncing the 2019 ASPB Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) Winners
Over the years many from plant scientists from developing nations have told us that, much as they wish to join ASPB, there simply isn’t sufficient funding for them to do so. In an effort to redress this situation, a least a bit, beginning right now ASPB will start offering a member dues discount to scientists … Read moreASPB Membership Dues Discount for Scientists in Developing Nations
January/February 2019 • Volume 46, Number 1 Note: To help increase the usefulness of the President’s Letter and expand participation in ASPB, a collection of resources from other community members that are relevant to this topic are available on the Plantae website. Links are provided to blogs written by members of our community and existing … Read morePresident’s Letter—Securing the Future of Plant Biologists
A new open-source device allows scientists to identify treatments and conditions that affect the mechanical properties of plant cells Determining how various treatments and conditions affect the mechanical properties of plant cells could allow scientists to understand plant growth at the cellular level and devise ways to enhance it. In a breakthrough report published in … Read moreRobotic device tracks plant growth at the cellular level
Twenty-three members of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) community were elected to the 2018 class of AAAS Fellows. Each year, the AAAS Council elects fellows based on their contributions to science and technology in the areas of research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and … Read moreMembers of the ASPB Community Elected to the 2018 Class of the AAAS Fellows
The time to recognize and honor excellence among our fellow plant scientists is near The 2019 Call for Award Nominations will be sent to ASPB members on January 4, 2019, and nominations will be due by Wednesday, February 20. ASPB encourages you to participate in the 2019 awards program by nominating highly deserving individuals. Please … Read moreNominations Opening Soon for 2019 ASPB Awards!