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


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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11 Feb International Day of Women and Girls in Science, award applications due this Friday.

Dear ASPS members, 11 Feb is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. February Phytogen is now available HERE.   See the Plant Nutrition Trust Award reports and up coming conferences. Applications for numerous prestigious ASPS awards are currently opened with a closing date 14
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Phytogen February 2020

Welcome to Phytogen for February. 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. You can read more at the FAO website. Also occurring this week will be United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is very timely then; to plan conferences and workshops for the ye
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Nominate for an ASPS award, Phytogen and GPC e-bulletin

Dear ASPS members, Applications for numerous prestigious ASPS awards are currently opened with a closing date 14th of February 2020. The January edition of Phytogen is out now and can be accessed HERE. The January 2020 Global Plant Council e-bulletin can be accessed HERE.   ASPS
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January 2020 Phytogen

It is a New Year and a new decade. Over the last couple of months, you might have been reflecting on how tough the ecology in our country, Australia; has to be. Our plants and soils are quite well adapted to recover after the last couple of months of bushfires, and hot days with lots
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December 2019 Phytogen

Welcome to the last edition of Phytogen for 2019. We enjoyed seeing you at our annual conference last month. La Trobe University was delighted to host the Australian Society of Plant Scientists conference from 26 to 29 November in the stunning Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio) in Me
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Phytogen-November is ASPS2019 at La Trobe University

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th November. Follow this link for the schedule. Below you will read about an upcoming constitutional vote. We want lots of discussion before voting on the day of the AGM (28th November 2019), therefore please join this google group:  https://grou
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October 2019 Phytogen

Welcome to October Phytogen. Hope you are making preparations towards our meeting in November. You can still register, use this link:  Well, it has been our 60th year and Professor Roslyn Gleadow (@RosGleadow) from Monash Univer
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Phytogen – September 2019

Welcome to Phytogen for September 2019. It is getting closer to our annual meeting. A draft timetable can be viewed on the ASPS2019 website. Abstracts for posters (only) are still open until 30th September. Registration is still open until then too. You can register and submit your po
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