Welcome to May Phytogen, hopefully you have had some rain and it is now cooler.
- International Fascination of Plants Day, Saturday 18th May. After you vote, take some pics of plants and add to our ASPS site on twitter by entering @asps_ozplants into the search twitter window. Tag #plantday and @PlantDay18May. There is still time to register an event, and we have requested a code for Australia and will add events when posted to @asps_ozplants. Events can be throughout all of May. If you would like some tips to help with twitter read this article by Tam Salter: Guide to ASPS and twitter
2. Look forward to seeing you at ASPS 2019 Tuesday 26th-Friday 29th November 2019. Remember, applications for student travel awards by Friday June 14 and early registration until June 28. Have a go at twitter to #ASPS2019 to let us know after you have registered.
Four ASPS Award Lectures:
- Peter Goldacre Award Presentation & Lecture: Simon Williams, Australian National University
- Jan Anderson Award Presentation & Lecture: to be announced
- JG Wood Award Presentation & Lecture: to be announced
- ASPS Teaching Award Presentation & Lecture: to be announced
International Speakers include:
- Prof George Bassel, University of Birmingham
- Prof Dan Szymanski, Purdue University
Latrobe University have also setup a nice website with map.
3. It is reassuring that science, STEM (see Science and Technology Australia) and our environment are well represented this upcoming Federal election. There are statements from The Australian Academy of Science, plus their EMCR forum. @ScienceAU is excellent for following the all the action.
4. ComBio2020, for you to be able to plan ahead for 2020. www.combio.org.au/combio2020