News & Updates

  • PlantBio17 Day 2 Recap
    Day 2 in Honolulu, Hawaii was full of hard choices.   The day started at 7 am with both the Women in Plant Biology breakfast and the Undergraduate Poster Session running concurrently. Both events were immensely successful. The quality of research presented by the undergraduates of ASPB is incredible! These ... Read More >
    Jun 26 2017
  • What’s Happening on Monday at Plant Biology 2017
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2017– here’s your Monday meeting update! Here is your daily guide to activities curated by our team. When in doubt, you can also check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers.   Monday Highlights To ... Read More >
    Jun 26 2017
  • PlantBio17 Day 1 Recap
    What a fabulous starting day for Plant Biology here in sunny Honolulu Hawaii! The day started bright and early with 3 concurrent workshops: Primarily Undergraduate Institute Workshop, A Discussion of the Future of Plant Science, Introducing RNA-Seq Data Analysis with R and Integrated Genome Browser, and Talk Story and Communication ... Read More >
    Jun 25 2017
  • What’s Happening on Saturday at Plant Biology 2017
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2017! Please check out our social media policy and hashtag #plantbio17 if you are using Twitter. To help you get the most out of this meeting, we’ve compiled a daily guide to activities, with links to the major symposia, workshops, etc. When in doubt, ... Read More >
    Jun 23 2017
  • What’s Happening on Sunday at Plant Biology 2017
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2017– here’s your Sunday meeting update! Here is your daily guide to activities curated by our team. When in doubt, you can also check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. Sunday Highlights Start your ... Read More >
    Jun 23 2017
  • Scientists in Your Neighborhood
    Guest blog post from Tim Jeffers at University of California, Berkeley On a Saturday at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, under a sign that says “Talk to a Scientist!”, you might get a chance to meet one of us, graduate students and young researchers of plant and microbial biology. We will ... Read More >
    Jun 15 2017
  • Applications open for 2017-2018 Plantae Fellows
    Are you a creative, articulate and web-savvy plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online community for the global plant science community.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in being highly engaged contributors by curating content ... Read More >
    Jun 12 2017
  • Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors, May 2017
    Jennifer Wisecaver, featured first author of A Global Co-expression Network Approach for Connecting Genes to Specialized Metabolic Pathways in Plants Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University. Education: PhD (2012) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona. BS (2007) Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University. Non-scientific Interests: Spending ... Read More >
    Jun 12 2017
  • ASPB 2017 Election Results
    Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Council members, Robert Last (incoming president elect) and Christine Foyer (incoming elected member)! Christine and Rob will begin their next cycles of service to ASPB on October 1, 2017. Thanks, ... Read More >
    Jun 6 2017
  • Learn How To Effectively Pitch Yourself and Your Science at #PlantBio17
    Your “elevator pitch” is how you present yourself in an intriguing, attention-grabbing and articulate way. When someone asks you about yourself or your work, being prepared with your “pitch” immediately catches their interest and opens the conversation so you can provide more detail. Developing and refining your pitch is more difficult than it sounds, ... Read More >
    Jun 2 2017
  • 3 ways to boost your career at Plant Biology 2017
    Looking for learning opportunities and activities to help navigate your career path?  Check out the following list curated by the ASPB team.     1. Improve your skill set Attend any of these workshops Talk Story and Communication in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim (Saturday, 9-12) Women In Plant Biology ... Read More >
    Jun 2 2017
  • Fascination of Plants 2017 Success Stories
    Thank you to everyone who participated in Fascination of Plants Day 2017 on May 18! It was a great success and we are looking forward to the next event in 2019. Fascination of Plants Day is an international event organized by the European Plant Science Organization. Now in its 4th ... Read More >
    Jun 1 2017
  • Announcing the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
    The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program funds promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers over the course of 10 consecutive weeks. This year’s SURF recipients will present their research at Plant Biology 2018. Congratulations to these ... Read More >
    May 30 2017
  • ASPB Statement on Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal
    On May 23, 2017, the White House released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request whereby it proposed to slash funding for federal agencies that support plant science research and education.  If enacted, President Trump’s FY 2018 budget would have a catastrophic impact on plant science and the broader U.S. ... Read More >
    May 25 2017
  • Winning entry of the April 2017 “Teaching Tools Proposal” competition
    Please contact Mary Williams if you’d like to discuss submitting a Teaching Tool preproprosal. Investigating Darwin’s “abominable mystery” – the angiosperms, by Sonja Dunbar Flowering plants, the angiosperms, make up roughly 1/6th of the living species currently known. This teaching tool will explore the rapid diversification and success of the ... Read More >
    May 25 2017