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


Plante award presentations, 2020 AGM and September Phytogen

Hello ASPS members, On Wednesday we have our ASPS awardee presentations, see the details below. On Thursday we have the ASPS AGM. ASPS AGM Date: Thursday, October 1. Time: 12-2pm Register in advance for this meeting:
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September 2020 – Phytogen – ASPS Awardees Plantae Presents AGM Thursday 1st October

Welcome, just a small issue to remind you to please join us at the end of September; Wednesday 30th September, for a special edition of Plantae Presents, featuring four Australian Society of Plant Scientists awardees: the joint-winners of the Jan Anderson Award, Crystal Sweetman and K
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August Phytogen – Science week is coming……

National Science Week 2020 is coming……. An event at La Trobe University is “Taste Tomorrow“ What is the taste of tomorrow? The year is 2050 and you have just sat down to your insect burger in a genetically modified plant bun with some seaweed dangling out the s
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June Phytogen edition out now

Hello ASPS members, The June edition of Phytogen is out now and can be accessed HERE. This edition features Using thought experiments to strengthen critical thinking at Universities by Assoc/Prof Hank Greenway. Recent Global Plant Council bulletins can be accessed HERE for May and HER
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June 2020 Phytogen – For our students

This issue of Phytogen is for our students. I hope you enjoy reading reports from students presenting posters at last years ASPS2019 at La Trobe University in Melbourne. We also have an article by Hank Greenway about teaching critical thinking (Greenway Critical thinking….). The
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Phytogen – May 2020

Welcome to Phytogen for May 2020. In this issue are reports from ASPS award lectures by Ros and Monika. Reflecting on both of these lectures has been especially enlightening and inspiring and hopefully you can draw some encouragement when considering the last few months and for the mo
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April Phytogen and call for nominations for ASPS Teaching Awards

Dear ASPS members past and present,   I hope this email finds you safe and well,   The April edition of Phytogen is out now and can be accessed HERE.   We are currently seeking nominations (self-nominations encouraged) for the ASPS teaching award. The ASPS Teaching Awar
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April 2020 Phytogen – Plant science during global isolation

This is quite a bumper digital issue Next Month 18th May Fascination of Plants Day 2020 Plantae Webinars Digital Courses Plants in Action – Our Digital Resource 🙂 World Earth Day is next week, Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Science meets Parliament 2019 reports from Tracey Cuin and R
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March Phytogen – Such hard times

Welcome to Phytogen for March 2020. Unfortunately, this year will be remembered as the year our world tackled Covid-19. As we do this over the next few weeks and months, if it helps to alleviate uncertainty you can send me articles that inspire you ( an
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