Phytogen – November 2018


It’s not too late, spread the word and tweet.  The ASPS Peter Goldacre award and the RN Robertson travelling fellowship applications are due on the 7th Dec 2018. Details about these awards and others can be found here:

Warm congratulations to ComBio 2018 student poster prizes:

1st Dushan Kumarathunge, Western Sydney University. Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale.

2nd Annamaria De Rosa, Australian National University. Characterization of tobacco aquaporins: the search for COpores.

Joint 3rd Pei Qin Ng, University of Adelaide. Connecting the dots of RNA modifications and small RNA profiles in Arabidopsis thaliana & Yagiz Alagoz, Western Sydney University. Shedding light on how photisomerisation of cis-carotenes can rapidly  regulate nuclear gene expression in plants.

Calling for content for Phytogen

We would like to encourage our community and especially the discipline representatives to (i) contribute to Phytogen and (ii) contribute to education media and (iii) post/re-post on social media, add @asps_ozplants to your relevant content. and facebook, Ask your colleagues, teachers and students to send articles to the websites and communications team for publishing on Phytogen.

In the December edition of Phytogen, there will be an article by Beth Loveys.

As we are nearing the end of the  year,  we would like to take time to thank Gonzalo Estavillo and Chris Cazzonelli for their contributions to ASPS website and media communications over the past few years. Both of these researchers have been passionate about communicating plant science to the community and its dissemination to fellow researchers, teachers, students and children.