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).


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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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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