News & Updates

  • From Plant Biology 2022: Plants vs Insects Session Recap
    By Guadalupe Fernández-Milmanda In this session at Plant Biology 2022, a varied group of speakers presented the latest advances from one of the oldest wars that takes place in our world: Plants versus insects. Attendees heard news from multiple front lines: cotton, cowpea, and Arabidopsis, and I served as a... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-08-10
  • ASPB’s 2022 Election Results
    Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this summer; and hearty congratulations to our incoming president-elect, Leeann Thornton, and secretary-elect, Ian Wallace! Additionally, the recognition of Tzyy Jen Chiou, Andreas Schaller, and Nicolas Smirnoff as Enid MacRobbie Corresponding members was overwhelmingly ratified by the ASPB membership.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-08-05
  • From Plant Biology 2022: Creating an Inspiring Scientific Environment to Discuss Climate-Smart Agriculture
    Highlights of the ASPB African Researchers Network Workshop and Hackathon   By Sessen Daniel Iohannes and Modesta Abugu Current agricultural ecosystems are threatened by ongoing climate change and weather extremes that affect crop production, biodiversity, and dynamics of pests and diseases. We need to rethink how we do agriculture to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-08-03
  • From Plant Biology 2022: Tangled up in plant immunity at the CSPB/SCBV President’s Plenary “Interacting and Tangled Plant Immune Pathways”
    By Sarah Courbier, PhD Each year, 10% to 30% of crops are lost to pathogens and pests worldwide, and these losses are only increasing with climate change. To maintain food security, it is crucial to fully understand how plants detect and respond to pathogen infections. Pioneering work from Jones and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-07-27
  • From Plant Biology 2022: Tangled Up In Plant Immunity at the CSPB/SCBV President’s Plenary ‘Interacting and Tangled Plant Immune Pathways’
    By Sarah Courbier, PhD Each year, 10% to 30% of crops are lost to pathogens and pests worldwide, and these losses are only increasing with climate change. To maintain food security, it is crucial to fully understand how plants detect and respond to pathogen infections. Pioneering work from Jones and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-07-27
  • $1.5 Billion Program Will Support up to 150 ECRs Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute made waves with the announcement of its Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program, a new program supporting early career researchers (ECRs) who fulfill the program’s goals of not only advancing their fields of research but also “diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-06-27
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2022
    Belonging to ASPB brings more than discounts for attending Plant Biology meetings or publishing in the Society’s journals. Our members form a community of dedicated individuals who, like you, work together to support and nurture an engaged, vibrant, and thriving community of plant scientists. By getting involved in ASPB and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2022-06-27