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


Phytogen – August 2019 Where in the World has Science taken you?

It is National Science Week this week.  Taking a look at the events got me thinking about how amazing our peer networks and our travels have been. In particular, I draw your attention to an event occurring at Adelaide University   Even though you all won’t be able to make i
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July Phytogen, GPC e-bulletin and ASPS2019 registration and oral abstract submission closing July 31st.

Hello ASPS members, The July edition of Phytogen has been published. You can access the latest edition here. The July GPC e-bulletin can be accessed here. The deadline for ASPS2019 early bird registration and abstract submission is in nine days (July 31st). You can register for ASPS20
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Phytogen – July 2019 Blast-off!

Now we are past the middle of the year and to think, 50 years ago today astronauts were walking on the moon. I hope over the next few weeks you will marvel at the stars and this may inspire you in your current pursuits. In our July issue, we recognise two Award Recipients, Dr Caitlin
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Phytogen – June 2019

Welcome all to Phytogen for June 2019. I know it gets busy this time of year. Hopefully you can manage a couple of brain breaks and send some images and enjoy reports from students and researchers who attended ComBio 2018 in Sydney 2018. Keep reading….. In this issue we would li
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May editions of Phytogen and GPC e-bulletin

Hello ASPS members, This Saturday is International Fascination of Plants Day. After you vote, take some pics of plants and add to our ASPS site on twitter by entering @asps_ozplants into the search twitter window (see Phytogen for more ideas). The May edition of Phytogen is out now an
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Phytogen – May 2019

Welcome to May Phytogen, hopefully you have had some rain and it is now cooler. International Fascination of Plants Day, Saturday 18th May. After you vote, take some pics of plants and add to our ASPS site on twitter by entering @asps_ozplants into the search twitter window. Tag #plan
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Phytogen-April 2019

Here is a report from 2018 ASPS teaching award recipient  – Beth Loveys During my PhD and then subsequent post-doctoral research positions I had not really considered the possibility of becoming a teaching only academic, mainly because I was not aware such positions existed! I a
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Phytogen – March 2019

This month we are promoting books and conferences. CABI, The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, is a not-for-profit inter-governmental development and information organisation focusing primarily on agricultural and environmental issues in a developing world. There is
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Truly inspiring words from Dr Eloise Foo – Inaugural Jan Anderson Award 2018

While you are preparing your applications for the Jan Anderson award 2019, below are some words from Dr Eloise Foo, awarded inaugural Jan Anderson Award 2018. She writes about achieving balance in life and there are parallels to her research area of how plants and microbes navigate th
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