News & Updates

  • Member Spotlight – Robert Giaquinta
    Robert Giaquinta ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? After completing my PhD in biology (plant physiology) in 1972 under Donald Geiger at the University of Dayton, I did two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Richard Dilley at Purdue University. My PhD focused... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-06
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 24-30, 2020
    Updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Research Guidelines National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 25, NSF issued new guidance in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-261 “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-02
  • Member Spolight – Katie Murphy
    Katie Murphy 2020 Ambassador of the Year I’m Katie Murphy, a PhD candidate in plant biology at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the two things I love most are corn and chemistry. After receiving an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stanford University, I came to UC Davis to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-29
  • IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts 
    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment.  The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-26
  • Join the 2020-2021 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
    ASPB invites members to join the 2020-2021 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-25
  • Member Spotlight – Heven Sze
    Heven Sze ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? As an undergraduate student, I had no idea how my career would turn out. In those days, it was common to see women as educators in secondary schools for girls, but rarely at universities. I improved my... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-22
  • Celebrating Juneteenth
    As an extension of #ShutDownStem, ASPB acknowledges the importance of Juneteenth, a day widely celebrated by the African American community to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were informed they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Below is... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-17
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2020
    Join us for a live, online “meet the candidates” event and get to know the candidates for ASPB president-elect, Katie Dehesh and Georg Jander. Date and Time: Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10 AM PDT (UTC-7), 1 PM EDT (UTC-4) ; 6 PM BST (UTC + 1) Register today and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-17
  • Funding Opportunity: NIFA Releases Funding Opportunity for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
    On June 5, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a request for applications (RFA) for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI).  AG2PI was authorized in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) and received its first funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020.  This new funding... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-16
  • Attend a Virtual Lunch~N~Learn to Hear about the Plant Science Decadal Vision
    Wednesday, June 17, 12:30-1:20 PM Eastern ‘Virtual‘ Lunch~N~Learn Seminar via Webinar REGISTER  Welcome to share with colleagues! NOTE-Advance Registration Required PLANT SCIENCE DECADAL VISION, 2020-2030 Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future ABSTRACT:  Plants, and the biological systems around them, are key to the future health of the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-16
  • Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake
    Sarah Hake ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I went to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, a wonderful small college in the middle of nowhere with amazing faculty and great resources. I fell in love with plant morphology thanks to one of the faculty, Vern... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-15
  • USDA Relaxes Regulations for GE Crops – How Will it Affect the Plant Research Community?
    Brand new USDA regulations for crop biotechnology will begin phasing in during June 2020. The new “SECURE” rules (Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient) govern what is — and isn’t — required for USDA review before going to market with a biotech crop. These rules could have immediate impacts on... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-11
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 3-9, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 5, it was noted at the NSF Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Advisory Committee that the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) program expects to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-11
  • We Need to Hear Your Voices
    In support of #ShutDownSTEM, an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics that is taking action for Black lives, ASPB suspended its operations on Wednesday, June 10. Our websites did not function or allow financial transactions, and our journals did not process manuscripts. The Society’s governance,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-10
  • Member Spotlight – Bijay Singh
    Bijay Singh ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I received my early education, including my MS, in India. I moved to Australia in 1978 and joined the University of Adelaide. After completing my PhD in 1982, I started postdoctoral work with Jack Preiss in the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-08