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 georgia.koerber@adelaide.edu.au 

On the Pulse – Legume Symposium in Celebration of the International Year of the Pulses

ON THE PULSE – RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2016 2016 marks the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Year of Pulses – a celebration of the importance of these legumes. On Tuesday 12 July, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney wi
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Whole Plants: Representative update by Dr Andrew Merchant

“The interaction between the different cell types of the plant are controlled through complex physical, chemical and environmental signals” The first half of 2016 has been a busy time for the study of whole plants. Several teams of researchers across the country have been
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ASPS Travel Award Recipient Report

By Belinda Worland PhD Candidate in the School of Agriculture & Food Sciences at The University of Queensland ComBio 2015 was the very first scientific conference I had attended since starting my PhD at The University of Queensland in early 2015. I was able to immerse myself for a
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ComBio2016 provisional symposium schedule

ComBio2016: 3-7 October 2016 – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre ComBio2016 is a combination of the ASBMB, ASPS and ANZSCDB Annual Meetings Early Registration & Abstract Deadline: Monday, 27 June 2016 Dear Past and Present Members We are pleased to advise that the
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ComBio 2015 Travel Grant Report by Millicent Smith

PhD Candidate, Centre for Carbon Water and Food, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment The University of Sydney As an ASPS travel grant recipient I was able to attend ComBio 2015 to present research from a collaborative project between the University of Sydney and Forschungszentrum J
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C4 photosynthesis in a genus of succulents native to Australian salt lakes

R.N. Robertson Travelling Fellowship Report by Nicole Dakin (School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia) At first, you wouldn’t think there was much connection between a snow-covered forest in Germany, and a sunny salt lake in Australia. My PhD project inves
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Characterisation of the low affinity ammonium transporters in maize

by Wending Li ASPS Travel Awards Recipients for ComBio2015 PhD candidate, Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, The University of Sydney My research focuses on understanding ammonium transport in maize. In agricultural plant production, nitrogen fe
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THINKING BIG – A Report from an ASPS Travel Award Recipient

By Dr. Zhengyu (Allen) Wen Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Centre for Carbon,  Water and Food, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment,  School of Life and Environmental Sciences,  The University of Sydney ComBio 2015 was well above my expectation. As a plant physiologist interesting in
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Plant Development Discipline Report

by Dr. Matthew Tucker ARC Future Fellow at The University of Adelaide   It’s been a busy start to the year in terms of conferences and workshops relevant to plant research. The bi-annual Plant Reproduction meeting was held from the 18th to 23rd of March at the University of Arizo
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