News & Updates

  • Announcing the new global Plant Science Events Calendar!
    ASPB community – are you hosting a plant science event or attending one?  If so, please consider posting on the new Plant Science Events Calendar on This service is provided free to the plant science community with the support of Agrisera, a Swedish company specializing in polyclonal and monoclonal antibody production, and longtime ... Read More >
    February 14, 2019
  • Request for Proposals: ASPB Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME)Grant
    Plant BLOOME 2019 is open to ASPB members with education and outreach projects that advance youth, student, and general public knowledge and appreciation of plant biology. These projects should strive to promote and explain varying facets of the: Importance of plants for the sustainable production of medicine, food, fibers, and fuels; ... Read More >
    February 14, 2019
  • Announcing the 2019 Travel Grant Winners
    The Travel Grant Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science ... Read More >
    February 5, 2019
  • The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Favorite Images
    Celebrating 30 years of progress in capturing and creating images in plant science High-quality image reproduction was one of the central ideas behind the founding of The Plant Cell 30 years ago. Those who remember the early days of the journal will no doubt recall the novelty of a scientific journal printed on ... Read More >
    February 4, 2019
  • The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Competition!
    Eligibility The contest is open to all, including TPC editors and ASPB staff. Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the following rules. There is no limit to the number of entries per person during the contest period. Design Designs should be no ... Read More >
    February 4, 2019
  • Announcing the 2019 ASPB Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) Winners
    The goal of the ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award is to increase attendance at the Plant Biology annual meeting of young female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced ... Read More >
    February 1, 2019
  • Undergradutes: Apply for ASPB’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship ... Read More >
    January 16, 2019
  • New Teaching Tool: “Molecular Control of Plant Shoot Architecture”
    We’re excited to announce the publication of The Plant Cell’s latest Teaching Tool, “Molecular Control of Plant Shoot Architecture,” by Agustin Zsögön and Lázaro E. P. Peres, available without subscription at Manipulation of plant form and height has been instrumental in the domestication and improvement of crops. The balance ... Read More >
    January 15, 2019
  • ASPB Membership Dues Discount for Scientists in Developing Nations
    Over the years many from plant scientists from developing nations have told us that, much as they wish to join ASPB, there simply isn’t sufficient funding for them to do so. In an effort to redress this situation, a least a bit, beginning right now ASPB will start offering a ... Read More >
    January 8, 2019
  • President’s Letter—Securing the Future of Plant Biologists
    January/February 2019 • Volume 46, Number 1 Note: To help increase the usefulness of the President’s Letter and expand participation in ASPB, a collection of resources from other community members that are relevant to this topic are available on the Plantae website. Links are provided to blogs written by members ... Read More >
    January 7, 2019