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 or Co-Editor; Dr Chris Cazzonelli c.cazzonelli@uws.edu.au

Countdown to 60 years of ASPS – Thoughts from some of our leaders.

Countdown to 60 years of ASPS – Thoughts from some of our leaders 19 August 2018 ASPS 60 Professor Sergey Shabala had his first exposure to the Australian plant science community nearly 23 years ago, while attending Combio in Sydney in 1995. Being raised under strict academic rules in
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Count down to 60 years of ASPS

ASPS 60 Count down to 60 years of ASPS Dear ASPS members, With about 6 weeks until ComBio 2018, make sure you check the website for a new post to Phytogen each Monday. This beginning post has been emailed to start you off and can be viewed at the ASPS website (https://www.asps.org.au/
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Countdown to 60 years of ASPS – Thoughts from some of our leaders

Professor Sergey Shabala had his first exposure to the Australian plant science community nearly 23 years ago, while attending Combio in Sydney in 1995. Being raised under strict academic rules in the former USSR, I was probably the only person wearing a suit and a tie at that meeting
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Count down to 60 years of ASPS – The beginning

Count down to 60 years of ASPS Dear ASPS members, with about 6 weeks until ComBio 2018, make sure you check the website for a new post to Phytogen each Monday. This beginning post has been emailed to start you off and will be on our website after that (https://www.asps.org.au/) The po
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More inspirational ComBio 2017 students

ComBio 2017 was the first conference I attended during my PhD studies and it was so unforgettable, as I saw the outline of the future of agriculture in this conference. I presented my poster about QTL identified on controlling photosynthetic traits in Barley, talked about the genetic
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Read about talented students from ComBio2017

Biotechnology has always fascinated me for being able to modify the crops for a sustainable agricultural production using foreign genes. After finishing my major in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2013) from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, I started applying for PhD position
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Reports from ComBio2017, Student Travel Grants, ComBio2018 C.O.B. today

Here are Chenchen and Mainul writing about ComBio2017. Hope you manage to get your applications in C.O.B. today for ComBio2018. An understanding of the mechanisms which have evolved to allow plants to tolerate drought are crucial to the development of crops which can be productive in
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World Environment Day Tuesday 5th June 2018

Hope you manage to reflect on your efforts this coming World Environment Day, Tuesday 5th June 2018. This years theme is Beat Plastic Pollution.
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BENEFITS TO APPLY FOR THE PLANT NUTRITION TRUST FUND

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Wenli Ding University of Western Australia   It was really an honour to be awarded the Plant Nutrition Trust Award. I attended the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium from 21st to 24th August 2017 in Copenhagen. I have to say, this was really
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