News & Updates

  • Sprinting to Endow ASPB’s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
    By now, we hope you have heard about ASPB’s major fundraising drive – the Centennial Challenge – leading up to ASPB’s 100th anniversary in 2024. Although components of the Centennial Challenge – the Pioneer of ASPB program, for example – are perennial, at a recent meeting of the Centennial Challenge... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-20
  • ASPB Signs Letter Supporting Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    ASPB is pleased to sign a letter urging U.S. House and Senate Democratic leadership to prioritize and protect the vital investments in agricultural climate research, agricultural innovation, and agricultural research infrastructure within the Build Back Better human and climate infrastructure package.  These proposed investments are a generational down payment to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-14
  • Request for Concurrent Symposia Proposals for Plant Biology 2022
    We are looking forward to Plant Biology 22, a meeting organized jointly by the Canadian and American societies of plant biology, returning to a primarily in-person format in Portland. New for this year, the ASPB/CSPB/SCBV Program Committee is soliciting proposals from the community to convene and organize concurrent symposia. The Program... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-13
  • ASPB Statement on Sexual Harassment
    Reports of sexual harassment in the plant sciences have recently been brought to public attention by Science magazine. The American Society of Plant Biologists believes that discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation have no place in our society, and we want to express our strongest support to any victims of such... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-08
  • ASPB Signs Letter Urging Support for NSF Funding in Infrastructure/Reconciliation and Appropriations
    ASPB is pleased to sign a letter urging U.S. House and Senate Democratic leadership to prioritize and protect the vital investments in agricultural climate research, agricultural innovation, and agricultural research infrastructure within the Build Back Better human and climate infrastructure package.  These proposed investments are a generational down payment to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-10
  • Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2022
    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2022 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 60 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-09
  • Browse high impact research from The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology
    Since the beginning of 2021, ASPB has partnered with Oxford University Press in the publication of The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology (see ASPB welcomes Oxford University Press). Through this partnership we’ve been exploring new ways to share and highlight the exciting research published in these journals. We’d like to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-04
  • Tribute—Chunhua Zhang
    1977–2021 ASPB and the international plant biology community have lost one of their brightest and best stars, Chunhua Zhang, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University. Chunhua was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer in February 2021 shortly after giving birth to her fourth child. She did everything... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-01
  • President’s Letter—Code Red
    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the Sixth Assessment Report, released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in August, a “code red for humanity” (IPCC, 2021). With improved knowledge of climate processes, paleoclimate evidence, and increasing radiative forcing (change in the energy flux in the atmosphere caused by... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-09-01