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: Dr Paul Kriedmann (1995-2001), Professor Helen Irving (2001-2013),  , Dr Gonzalo Estavillo, Adjunct Professor Tina Offler, Dr Christopher Cazzonelli (2013-2019).


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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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
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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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