ASPS 2023

ASPS 2023 Hobart 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2023, featuring the floral emblem of Tasmania - Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)

Australian Society of Plant Scientists Conference, UTAS, Sandy Bay, Hobart.

Tuesday 28 Nov – Friday 1 Dec 2023.

Tasmania’s beautiful scenery, food, wine and culture await!

General enquiries:

ASPS program at a glance

Award Awardee
Jan Anderson Award Dr Caitlin Byrt, ANU
RN Robertson Award Prof Kathleen Soole, Flinders University
Peter Goldacre Award Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa, University of Adelaide
Functional Plant Biology Best Paper Award Dr Babar Shahzad, UTAS
Annals of Botany Lecture Dr Christine Faulkner, JIC
Teaching Award Dr Robert Sharwood, Dr Michelle Mak, Dr Jayakumar Bose, Mr David Randall, Dr Jing He, Prof Oula Ghannoum, and Prof Zhonghua Chen

Western Sydney University

Registration is now open – click here.

Member student


Retired ASPS member (select student option)

Non-member student Non-student Member Non-student non-member
Late (closes 7th November)

Poster presentations only

$250 $300 $400 $500
Dinner $60 $100

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Annual General Meeting ASPS Thur 30th Nov 2023.


Social program

Lunch for student speakers with invited speakers (Tues 28th Nov).

Welcome BBQ (Tues 28th Nov) and final day pizza lunch (Fri 1st Dec).

Poster cocktail evening (Wednesday 29th Nov) and lunch session (Thur 30th Nov).

Guided bush walk/visit to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens/Botanical Paint and Sip (Wed 29th Nov, additional cost).

Conference dinner at beautiful TMAG– Tasmanian food, wines and music (Thur 30th Nov).


Sandy Bay UTAS campus is about 7 minute car trip from Hobart CBD/wharf area and is connected by a regular bus service (approx. every 10 mins, 15 minute trip) from Hobart Bus mall stop Stop 3, Davey St.

Abstract submission

Within a day or two of registering you will receive an email from with abstract submission instructions (check your junk if you do not receive)

Use this abstract template SessionNumber_Surname

  • Oral presentation abstracts due Tues 26th September 2023 (early bird poster abstracts also welcome)
  • Poster presentations abstracts due Tues 7th November 2023

Abstract enquiries:


Number Session Chairs Invited speaker
1 Teaching, outreach and indigenous science session Georgia Koerber, Beth Loveys, Megan Shelden Kris Schaffer, Indigenous Horticulturist, Tasmania
2 Plant nutrition and beneficial plant-microbe interactions Eloise Foo, Stephanie Watts-Fawkes Dugald Reid, La Trobe
3 Plant evolution and ecology Danielle Way, Ben Halliwell Greg Jordan, UTAS
4 Drought and heat stress Tim Brodribb, Nipuni Thanthrige Brendan Choat, WSU
5 Cell walls and defence Kim Johnson, Julian Greenwood AoB Lecturer- Christine Faulkner, JIC
6 New technologies in plant biology Peter Waterhouse, Marina Oliva
7 Plant modelling across scales Alex Wu, Caitlin Moore Xinguang Zhu, CAS
8 Plant development Christine Beveridge, Nouman Sohail Christine Beveridge, UQ
9 Stress sensing and signalling Sergey Shabala, Frances Sussmilch Ashwani Pareek, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Sabine Carpin, University of Orléans, Joerg Kudla University of Munster.
10 Earth and beyond: Plants in extreme environments (open to the public session) Brett Williams, Jenny Mortimer Gioia Massa, NASA
11 Student-led session* Hahn Vo, Chris Buckley

* This is for student presenters ONLY. Students are welcome to present in any session. The student-led session is run by students and is for student speakers only covering all topics. The student-led session will be attended by all conference delegates.


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Thanks to in silico Plants for sponsoring

Early-Mid career post-PhD scientists (<10 years since completion of PhD) to attend and present at ASPS2023 in the “Plant modelling across scales” session ONLY.

The successful applicant will be invited to present their work in the “Plant modelling across scales“ session, and to submit this presentation, with additional material as appropriate, for subsequent publication in in silico Plants.

Thanks to New Phytologist for sponsoring

  • Best Early Career (<10 years post PhD) talk award $250 cash
  • Best Student talk $250 cash and poster award $150 cash


ASPS2023 is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors

ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture logo





Silver Sponsors

in silico Plants logo


Annals of Botany Lecture