Corresponding Membership

This honor, initially given in 1932, provides life membership and Society publications to distinguished plant biologists from outside the United States. The honor is conferred by election on the annual ballot. The committee selects no more than three (3) candidates, and these are placed on the ballot for approval of corresponding membership by majority vote. The president notifies successful candidates of their election. Election of a corresponding member is to be considered each year, and held if warranted, provided the election will not increase the number of corresponding members beyond two (2) percent of the dues-paying membership. Membership is required for this award.

2017 Winner: John R. Evans

John Evans is a professor at the Research School of Biology, Australian National University. John is one of the leading scientists in photosynthesis research; his contributions in elucidating the diffusion of carbon dioxide within leaves and the nitrogen economy of photosynthesis at the scale of chloroplasts, individual leaves and plant canopies, are particularly recognized. These discoveries led to the establishment of molecular research aimed at raising crop yields by engineering photosynthesis. John has published 110 peer reviewed papers and 26 book chapters that are highly cited. He has served as an editorial board member for many journals, including as a Monitoring Editor for ASPB’s Plant Physiology since 2007. John has been a member of ASPB since 1982. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2013, and he served as President of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists from 2014 to 2016.

Ian Max Moller2017 Winner: Ian Max Møller

Ian Max Møller is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science and Technology at Aarhus University, Denmark. Max has made seminal discoveries in the enzymology, metabolism and stress reactions of plant mitochondria, and he has made outstanding contributions to advancing our understanding of the physiology of plant mitochondria.  Max has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers in the leading journals and his papers are highly cited. Max has been an editor with Physiologia Plantarum since 1981 including stints as managing editor and editor-in-chief. Max has been a principal in many congresses and meetings, often as a plenary speaker and also as an organizer. Max has been an ASPB member for 30 years, and he is a frequent attendee at ASPB annual meetings, and he has served the field of plant biology in a dedicated and professional manner for many years.

Ekkehard Neuhaus2017 Winner: Ekkehard Neuhaus

Ekkehard Neuhaus, is professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Ekkehard has made significant advances in the field of membrane transport. Start with his initial work in the labs of Mark Stitt and Renate Scheibe, he has helped to unravel the biochemicall strategies behind plant growth, carbohydrate storage and yield, as well as aspects of functional evolution. Ekkehard has contributed more than 120 publications in top journals, including six groundbreaking findings published in The Plant Cell. His work is centers around various nucleotide and carbohydrate transporters, some of them newly described. For his scientific achievements and to support his innovative work, Ekkehard has received the highly acknowledged Reinhart-Koselleck grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG). He was founding spokesman of the DFG-funded Research Groups and an International Graduate College, and he has served in the DFG Senate and in a number of other research-oriented commissions. Since 2016, Ekkehard has been a member of the Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences).

Committee

Hiroo Fukuda, Chair (2013-2017)
Renate Scheibe (2015-2019)
Alejandra Covarrubias (2016-2020)
Wataru Sakamoto (2016-2020)
Jian Kang Zhu (2016-2020)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison

Nominations & Deadlines

The Corresponding Membership Award will be offered again in 2017. Please check the nominations page in January 2017 to make a nomination.

Past Winners
2016
Ikuko Hara-Nishimura
Jian-Feng Ma
Widmar tanner

2015
Renate Scheibe
Kazuo Shinozaki

2014
Cathie Martin
Carl Douglas
Su-May Yu

2013
Luis Herrera-Estrella
Susanne von Caemmerer
Youngsook Lee

2012
Frank Gubler
Agepati Raghavendra

2011
Carlos S. Andreo
Jiayang Li
2010
Geoffrey B. Fincher
Hartmut Lichtenthaler
Sudhir K. Sopory

2009
Murray Ronald Badger
William J. Davies

2008
Chu-Yung Lin
Federico Sánchez
Alessandro Vitale

2007
J. Derek Bewley
Wilhelm Gruissem
Patricia M. Léon

2006
Gynheung An
Jurgen Denecke
Rana Munns

2005
Masamitsu Wada

2004
Peter Hedden
Joseph Hirschberg
Yukiko Sasaki

2003
Yuji Kamiya
Christopher Leaver
Horacio Pontis

2002
Göran Sandberg

2001
Myroslawa Miginiac-Maslow
2000
Pierre M. Gadal
John V. Jacobsen
*Bruce Stone

1999
Anthony J. Trewavas

1998
Marshall D. Hatch
Harry Smith

1997
Estela Sanchez de Jimenez
Vladimir A. Shuvalov

1996
Hans Walter Heldt
Maarten Koorneef

1995
Roland Douce
Jan E. Graebe

1994 and prior
*Takashi Akazawa
Paulo de T. Alvim
Nikolaus Amrhein
N. Keith Boardman
Jack Dainty
L.N.M. Duysens
Lloyd T. Evans
Graham Farquhar
*Leslie Fowden
Masaki Furuya
T. W. Goodwin
Klaus Hahlbrock
Rainer Hertel
*Noburo Kamiya
A. J. Keys
Andrej L. Kursanov
Agu Laisk
Claude Lance
Jake MacMillan
E.A.C. MacRobbie
Phillippe Matile
Benjamin Miflin
Alexis Moyse
Mirjana Neskovic
*Rutherford Ness Robertson
Hiroh Shibaoka
Ralph O. Slatyer
Tatsuo Sugiyama
Nobutaka Takahashi
Akira Tanaka
Pei-Sung Tang
Masashi Tazawa
*Ikuzo Uritani
Marc Van Montagu
David Alan Walker
Malcolm Wilkins