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 


Past Phytogen Editors: Adjunct Professor Tina Offler, Professor Helen Irving,

1995 – 2001 Dr Paul Kriedmann


37th New Phytologist Symposium: Plant developmental evolution

37th New Phytologist Symposium: Plant developmental evolution Beijing, China Travel grant submission deadline: Thursday 25th February 2016 Poster abstract submission deadline: Thursday 17th March 2016 The relatively new field of plant evolutionary-developmental biology (‘evo-dev
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Ninth Australian Conference on Grassland Invertebrate Ecology

Ninth Australian Conference on Grassland Invertebrate Ecology 4-7 April 2016, Western Sydney University, Australia The conference focuses on the biology, ecology and management of both pest and beneficial invertebrates in native and introduced grasslands including pastures, pasture/cr
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Report of Education Sessions at ComBio 2015

Adapted from an article published in the December 2015 issue of the ASBMB magazine, the “Australian Biochemist”, by Gonzalo Estavillo and Janet Macaulay. High profile educators, science communicators and academics passionate about teaching participated in the two education focused ses
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Report from Dr Samantha Grover, Plant Nutrition Trust Award recipient 2015

5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-25th A whole week of soil organic matter! While many Europeans commented that it was a long way to come for a conference, the nine Australians lucky enough to attend SOM2015 all agreed that we found i
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GPC Dec e-bulletin, the 4th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology‏ and new job opportunities.

Your current membership is [wpmlfield name=”membershiptype”] which is paid until [wpmlfield name=”paidtodate”] (year, month, day).   The 4th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology‏ will be held in Shenzhen, China between July 19th and 23rd 2016
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Application for the 2016 Plant Nutrition Trust Awards

Dear Colleagues, Please find attached an Application for the 2016 Plant Nutrition Trust Awards. These grants are provided on a competitive basis to enable graduate students and early career scientists to attend international meetings or to perform research in overseas labs. Successful
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Smokey Waters wins the 2015 Goldacre Award

Mark Waters hails from the southern regions of the UK. He went to school in Bedford and was fortunate to study Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford. Here he nurtured his curiosity towards understanding plant growth and development after becoming inspired by a first year pra
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Great outreach opportunities for the ASPS Plant Science Education Rep

By Gonzalo M. Estavillo – Plant Science Education Representative (2013-2015) The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS ) is a scientific society promoting all areas of plant related research. ASPS nurtures the next generation of plant scientists and has the potential to educate
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Australian Society of Plant Scientists welcomes new submissions for Phytogen blog

Dear Plant Scientists, The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) and Website & Communications Sub-Committee welcome your submissions to our Phytogen blog. ASPS publishes the Society newsletter Phytogen to promote plant science and outreach to members and the general public
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