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 Editor; Dr Georgia Koerber georgia.koerber@adelaide.edu.au 

Professor Christine Beveridge elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences

I would like to congratulate Professor Christine Beveridge on being elected to the Australian Academy of Sciences this week. Her research has overturned the dogma on apical dominance and introduced both sugar and strigalactones into the picture through her innovative experimental appr
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2014 Plant Nutrition Trust Travel Scholarship Report- Dr Michael Heaven

2014 Plant Nutrition Trust Travel Scholarship Report Michael Heaven Dr Michael Heaven Agriculture Research Division Agriculture Group Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Victoria, Australia Recipient of Plant Nutrition Trust Travel Scholarship to attend World Congr
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When science meets parliament in 2015

by Dr. Christopher Ian Cazzonelli From the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at The University of Western Sydney. Science Meets Parliament was truly an “awesome event and eye-opening experience”. On the 24th to 25th of March, over 200 scientists representing the “science” of li
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Happy New Year

Hello ASPS members I have been remiss in not sending out a Presidential message earlier, so I will take the opportunity of the lunar New Year since I was in the wilds of Tasmania over summer. Firstly I would like to thank our past president Tim Colmer for his contributions to the soci
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Insights into plant biological processes through phenotyping – A practical course

A practical course on Insights into plant biological processes through phenotyping 13 – 19 September 2015 | Ghent, Belgium See the link for details http://events.embo.org/15-plant-phenotyping/
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Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) – Phenotyping at plant and cellular level

3rd Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Application deadline 16.03.2015 The quest for tolerant varieties – Phenotyping at plant and cellular level See below for more details. 3rd Call for STSM_2015_02_04 incl guidance notes
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The Plant Nutrition Trust awards

THE PLANT NUTRITION TRUST has been established to encourage and promote research and technology transfer in the mineral nutrition of plants, soil fertility and fertiliser and soil amendment technology, and includes areas where these impinge on other fields such as plant breeding. &nbs
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UNSW Top 5 Under 40 – Opportunity For Early Career Researchers (5 Yrs Since PhD and Under 40)

UNSW Top 5 Under 40 – Opportunity For Early Career Researchers (5 Yrs Since PhD and Under 40) UNSW and Radio National have partnered to provide an opportunity for early career researchers to apply to be part of a forum in early 2015 where you can showcase innovative ideas in sci
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“Like” Kwongan Foundation to promote UNESCO World-Heritage listing

   Dear all,   Last month, I made a “discovery”.  I admit that most people did that well before me, especially my students.  Better late than never, and I am now using FaceBook to promote the https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kwongan-Foundation/840590692628765    I know that some of you
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