News & Updates

  • Cultivating the next generation of scientists and the scientific literature through micropublications
    Guest post by Amy T. Hark, Muhlenberg College Scientific training is largely built on mentoring relationships, often beginning at the undergraduate level.  Students have found increasing opportunities to engage in research and the benefits including promoting engagement and retention are well documented.  But what parts of the research process do... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-07-11
  • 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... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-07-09
  • ASPB’s 2021 Election Results
    Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our incoming president-elect, Gustavo MacIntosh and elected member, Elena Monti! Additionally, the recognition of Naomi Ori and Shu-Hsing Wu as Enid MacRobbie corresponding members was overwhelmingly ratified by the ASPB membership. Gustavo and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-25
  • Help Improve Wikipedia’s Coverage of Plant Biology by Running a Wikipedia Assignment
    Through its partnership with Wiki Education, ASPB has been helping to steadily improve Wikipedia’s coverage of Plant Biology for several years. As part of the Wikipedia Student Program, faculty at institutions of higher education across the U.S. and Canada have been asking their students to contribute to Wikipedia as a... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-05
  • 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... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-04
  • Announcing the 2021 ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award Winners
    Each year, ASPB, through its Women in Plant Biology Committee, makes travel awards to early career women investigators to attend the Plant Biology conference. The goal of the competitive process that underpins the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) program is to increase attendance of early career women investigators at... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-04
  • President’s Letter—Critical Infrastructure
    Global agricultural production of rice, wheat, maize, and soybean, crops that together provide over 70% of human calories, was at close to record yields last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments recognized growers as essential workers and the food supply chain as critical infrastructure. Early concerns about potential food shortages... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-02
  • Yunde Zhao Will Succeed Mike Blatt as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology®
    ASPB is pleased to announce the appointment of Yunde Zhao as editor-in-chief (EIC) of Plant Physiology® beginning January 1, 2022. First published by ASPB in 1926, Plant Physiology® is a premier international journal devoted to all aspects of plant biology research, from structural and molecular discoveries to systems science and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-02
  • Vicky Chandler is the 2021 Recipient of the ASPB Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award
    ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Vicki Chandler is the recipient of its 2021 Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award. The ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award annually to recognize... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-02
  • Plant BLOOME 2021 Winners Announced
    ASPB established the Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials, & Education (Plant BLOOME) grant program with the goal to enhance public awareness and understanding of the essential roles of plants in all areas of life (http://bloome.aspb.org). Congratulations to the 2021 ASPB Plant BLOOME grant recipients!   The Legume-rhizobium Mutualism: A... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-01
  • Announcing the 2021 ASPB 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 2022. Congratulations to these... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-06-01