News & Updates

  • Funding Opportunity: NSF BIO Releases Two Solicitations for Rules of Life Big Idea
    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – October 1, 2018 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released two new solicitations for one of its 10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL): Epigenetics; and Building a Synthetic Cell – An Ideas Lab Activity. Led by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), URoL ... Read More >
    October 11, 2018
  • What Do YOU Want to Ask the Next Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell?
    We have been charged by ASPB to conduct a search for the next Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell.  Back in March of this year, we began the search process by meeting as a group to discuss potential candidates for this important role.  We invited candidates and issued a call for ... Read More >
    October 11, 2018
  • Announcing the 2018-2019 ASPB Scholars Sponsored by Conviron
    Congratulations to the 2018-2019 class of the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program.  These scholars were selected from a strongly competitive group of over 200 applicants.  Read more about each awardee. Special thanks to Conviron for making this program possible through their financial support.     Bryce Askey, University of Florida, US Carl ... Read More >
    October 10, 2018
  • Transforming Education in Plant Biology (TEPB)- Request for Proposals
    In the United States, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other stakeholders have called for transformation in undergraduate biology education via the Vision and Change report.  The core message of the Vision and Change initiative is a focus on student-centered learning with ... Read More >
    September 13, 2018
  • ASPB in China
    Representatives of ASPB will be attending two major conferences in China this October. The first is the National Congress of Plant Biology (NCPB;, to be held October 18 – 22 in Tai’an, China, and the second is the World Life Science Conference (WLSC;, to be held October 27 ... Read More >
    September 10, 2018
  • Plant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees
    Preparing graduate students and postdocs for diverse careers Changes in the workforce are challenging academia to prepare scientists to be adaptable and adept at communicating across boundaries. To meet these demands, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN, is shifting the focus to enable trainees to take ownership of their ... Read More >
    August 20, 2018