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).


April Phytogen, out now!

Hello ASPS members. The April edition of Phytogen is out now and can be accessed HERE.
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April 2021 Phytogen: Vale Hank Greenway, Presidents note and Science Meets Parliament 2021

Welcome to Phytogen for April 2021, Presidents note.  Phytogen April/May 2021 One of my priorities as President of ASPS is to address the falling enrolments at schools and universities in plant science and agriculture-related subjects. This trend is especially alarming considering the
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March Phytogen 2021

Welcome to Phytogen for March 2021. On the Wednesday 17th March 2021, Australia’s chief scientist Dr Cathy Foley spoke at the National Press Club. If you haven’t watched this yet, I hope you can find time this weekend or over the Easter break.  You can watch on: The title
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Phytogen, GPC e-bulletin and ASPS award applications closing soon.

Hello ASPS members, The latest edition of Phytogen is out now, access HERE. The February edition of the Global Plant Council e-bulletin can be accessed HERE. ASPS award nominations and applications are closing in a few weeks. Review these opportunities HERE.
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February 2021 Phytogen – Apply for society awards/fellowships – deadlines March 19th/April 16th 2021

Welcome to February 2021 Phytogen. All the best for university students in their orientation weeks and settling into learning for the year ahead. In March and April 2021, are deadlines for our society awards. I hope you will be encouraged to apply and to encourage your students and co
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Call for ASPS award nominations and January Phytogen

Dear ASPS members, The January edition of Phytogen is out now and can be viewed HERE.   Applications for numerous prestigious ASPS awards are currently opened with a closing date 19th of March 2021. ASPS Research Awards The Peter Goldacre Award and the Jan Anderson Award are the
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January 2021 Phytogen

Welcome to Phytogen for 2021. On the 20th of January 2021, I talked with Dr Peter Ryan, the recently appointed President of ASPS. I thought you will enjoy reading a brief snapshot of his career and pathway to the Presidency. I’ve also asked him to provide some photos and references to
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December Phytogen and GPC bulletin

Hello ASPS members, The December edition of Phytogen is out now and can be accessed HERE. The December issue of the Global Plant Council e-bulletin can be accessed HERE. Best wishes, ASPS.
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December 2020 Phytogen

What to do over the summer holidays…… Over the summer holidays we hope you manage to get out into Nature, Rest, Recharge and Rejuvinate like this kangaroo. Below is a recipe for gingerbread Christmas cookie trees. Look at how the ingredients are mostly plants. You might en
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