News & Updates

  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Spencer C.H. Barrett
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-11
  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Innovation in Graduate Education Acceleration Hub
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2020 solicitation for the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program.  In addition to accepting regular project proposals for grants through the IGE program, NSF for this competition will also be accepting proposals for a one-time cooperative agreement award to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-07
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Alice Barkan
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-05
  • The Transparency Project: Next Stop—Nominations
    President’s Letter July/August 2020 In this President’s Letter, I would like to update you on the status of revising the nomination process for elected leadership positions at  ASPB. In response to a desire to develop a ballot nomination process with a dedicated focus on increasing inclusion and diversity, last fall... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-27
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Elizabeth Ainsworth
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-26
  • Oxford University Press to publish American Society of Plant Biologists journals
      July 24, 2020 Oxford University Press to publish American Society of Plant Biologists journals Oxford University Press (OUP) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the ASPB journals Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell beginning January 2021. Established in 1926,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-24
  • Funding Opportunity: AFRI Releases RFA for Foundational and Applied Science Program
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently released a request for applications (RFA) for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science (FAS) program. The fiscal year 2021 and 2022 program will distribute approximately $290 million each year to support... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-22
  • ASPB’s 2020 Election Results
    Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Board of Directors member: Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh (incoming president-elect) and Program Committee member and future Board of Directors member Stacey Harmer (incoming secretary-elect)! Additionally, the recognition of Asaph Aharoni, Hsou-min... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-15
  • Journals Announce Journal Portability Initiative
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, authors who have received an editorial decline decision from any journal in the ASPB suite of titles will have the option to transfer their submissions to any other ASPB journal. ASPB publishes three journals: Plant Physiology... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-14
  • Member Spotlight – Robert Giaquinta
    Robert Giaquinta ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? After completing my PhD in biology (plant physiology) in 1972 under Donald Geiger at the University of Dayton, I did two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Richard Dilley at Purdue University. My PhD focused... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-06
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 24-30, 2020
    Updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Research Guidelines National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 25, NSF issued new guidance in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-261 “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-02
  • Member Spolight – Katie Murphy
    Katie Murphy 2020 Ambassador of the Year I’m Katie Murphy, a PhD candidate in plant biology at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the two things I love most are corn and chemistry. After receiving an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stanford University, I came to UC Davis to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-29
  • IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts 
    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment.  The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-26
  • Join the 2020-2021 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
    ASPB invites members to join the 2020-2021 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-25
  • Member Spotlight – Heven Sze
    Heven Sze ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? As an undergraduate student, I had no idea how my career would turn out. In those days, it was common to see women as educators in secondary schools for girls, but rarely at universities. I improved my... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-22