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 Dr Janet Wheeler


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), Georgia Koerber (2019-2023).


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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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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