Phytogen Blog

ASPS publishes a society newsletter, Phytogen, in order to reach our own members plus general readers with an interest in developments in Australian plant science. Phytogen is thus a vehicle for communicating new ideas, recent professional experiences, and forthcoming events. Routine items include: invitations to submit applications for Society awards that identify outstanding researchers, nominations for election of Corresponding members overseas, nominations for RN Robertson and JG Wood lectures, advance notice of plant science meetings and of course, reminders to renew subscriptions! Phytogen is published in electronic format as a blog, and is also summarised 2-3 times per year in a PDF and email newsletter format.  For content submissions contact Dr Janet Wheeler


Past Phytogen Editors: Dr Paul Kriedmann (1995-2001), Professor Helen Irving (2001-2013),  , Dr Gonzalo Estavillo, Adjunct Professor Tina Offler, Dr Christopher Cazzonelli (2013-2019), Georgia Koerber (2019-2023).


May Edition

Welcome to the May edition of Phytogen! Winter is coming… all over Australia, but the Society continues to shine thanks to its dedicated members. This issue highlights Dr Dugald Reid’s (ASPS whole plant representative contribution) newly installed laboratory at La Trobe Un
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April Edition

This month in Phytogen we introduce our new Website and Communications Sub Committee including the new editors of Phytogen, Razlin Azman and Lucas Auroux. Fascination of Plants day is 18th May 2024. Get in contact with Scott Boden if you have ideas or want to get involved. We have the
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Save the date for the ASPS Hybrid meeting and January Phytogen and GPC bulletin.

Hello ASPS members, Welcome to 2024. Save the date for our 2024 ASPS Hybrid meeting in your state, Thursday 28th November 2024.  Thank you to Dr Georgia Koerber for her service to our Society as Phytogen’s Editor for the past 5 years. The January edition of Phytogen includes profiles
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January 2024 a new year for Plant Science

Welcome to Phytogen for 2024. In this edition we start the year with a new ASPS Life Member Emeritus Professor Hans Lambers and new Corresponding member Professor Steve Long. Details below. The 2023 Plant nutrition Trust report by Yuhan Liu. Amanda Johnson’s report on her ASPS s
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November 2023 Last days to Register for ASPS2023

Welcome to Phytogen for November 2023. There are just two days left to register so you can join us in Hobart on the Tuesday 28th November.Register here: As we approach our meeting we are putting a call out for people who would like to help
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October 2023 Phytogen – Awards, come to ASPS 2023 to meet and greet

Welcome to Phytogen for October 2023. At the end of  November will be our meeting in Tasmania. Registration and poster abstract submissions are open until November 7th! We look forward to seeing you all. Awards and Lectures have been announced. Heartfelt congratulations to all. Peter
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September 2023 Phytogen – ASPS2023 early bird registration closes Tuesday 26th September 2023

Hello everyone and welcome to Phytogen for September 2023. There is less than 2 weeks before early bird registration closes for ASPS2023 on Tuesday 26th September 2023. Click on the links below….. Registration is now open, register then submit your abstract. Abstract submission
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July 2023 Phytogen, reminder: ASPS2023 Student, Carers’ and Indigenous Travel applications due Friday 28th July 2023 !

This is the week for you to apply for travel awards to ASPS2023. Applications close this Friday 28th July 2023 ! Click on the links below…..   Student conference travel awards Carers’ support travel grant for ASPS2023 awards Indigenous travel grant awards Applications
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June Phytogen – Plan to attend ASPS 2023 in Hobart thisNovember.

Welcome to Phytogen for June 2023. Here is a short issue to match with passing of the shortest day, the winter solstice. Now we are heading towards the end of the year, it is time to plan to attend ASPS2023 in November in Hobart. There is still time to apply for the Jan Anderson Award
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