News & Updates

  • 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
  • Funding Opportunity for Post-Bac Research
    NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter highlighting an RFP for PIs on active awards. Learn more about this new program in this letter from NSF Communications Specialist Jared Dashoff. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences, especially for individuals... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-24
  • Nominations for the PUI Section Steering Committee Now Open
    The ASPB PUI section needs new leadership! Currently, the section is led by a five-member steering committee, a chairperson, and a section representative to ASPB council and Membership committee. This year we have several members of the leadership team rotating out of their positions. Therefore, we need to elect a... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-13
  • Early Career Professionals to ASPB Committees
    APPLY HERE ASPB has an exciting opportunity for early career plant scientist members to get involved in ASPB and, in the process, help shape the future of the Society by becoming an Early Career Representative (ECR) on ASPB standing committees. This is a two-year appointment. In the second year, ECRs... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-13
  • CourseSource Online Writing Studios – Application Now Open
    In partnership with Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting, CourseSource is hosting Online Writing Studios this summer. The online Writing Studio will be offered twice this summer: July 19-21 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day (for participants writing about online and/or in-person lessons) August 16-18 from... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-06
  • Botany 2021 and Plant Biology 2021 are Pleased to Announce a Joint Session Open to all Attendees of Both Conferences
    Botany 2021 and Plant Biology 2021 are pleased to announce a joint session open to all attendees of both conferences. Five international experts will speak on diverse symbioses, including endophytes, endofungal symbionts, mycorrhizae, and lichens, with opportunities to engage throughout the symposium. Join us for three hours of exploration OF interkingdom interactions.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-05
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2021
    Join us for a live, online “meet the candidates” event and get to know the candidates for ASPB president-elect: Hong Ma and Gustavo MacIntosh. Date and Time: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7 AM PDT (UTC-7), 10 AM EDT (UTC-4) ; 3 PM BST (UTC + 1) Register today and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-05
  • Letter Expressing Support for the America Grows Act of 2021
    ASPB has signed on a letter to Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, Chairman Jeff Merkley, and Ranking Member John Hoeven expressing support for the America Grows Act of 2021 (S.1371), a bipartisan bill Senators Durbin and Moran have recently introduced that... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-05