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


Calling all early-stage career scientists!

The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career (student and post-doctoral researchers with up to five years’ experience since gaining/defending their
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2015 Annual General Meeting announcement and further employmetn opportunities

Your current membership type is [wpmlfield name=”membershiptype”] and is paid to [wpmlfield name=”paidtodate”] (year, month, day).   Dear Members of ASPS, Please be advised that the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists
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About The Australian Society of Plant Scientists

This article was written for the Global Plant Council (GPC) and originally entitled “A Postcard From… The Australian Society of Plant Scientists”. It first appeared on the GPC blog. You can follow GPC activities on twitter @GlobalPlantGPC”. The Australian Society of Plant Scient
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Global Plant Council

By Lisa Martin, GPC. Did you know that as a member of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, you’re also a member of the Global Plant Council? What is the Global Plant Council? The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a non-profit coalition of plant, crop, agricultural and environmental
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GPC/SEB Plant Section Symposium on Stress Resilience

Your current membership is [wpmlfield name=”membershiptype”] which is paid to [wpmlfield name=”paidtodate”] (year, month, day). GPC/SEB Plant Section Symposium on Stress Resilience, 23–25th October 2015, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil Dear colleagues, I’m writing to let
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Sexist peer review causes storm online

Dear ASPS member, I just read an interesting item in the Research School of Biology (ANU) newsletter included below about a paper which received sexist reviews. The authors were disappointed in the lack of response to their protest, so they tweeted parts of the review which certainly
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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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