Entries by Plantae Community

Women’s History Month: Inspiring Women in Science

The members of ASPB’s Women in Plant Biology Committee are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing our personal stories from women in science who inspired us, who gave us the courage to move forward in hard times, who helped us to grow by sharing their wisdom, and who contributed immensely to our scientific […]

Funding Opportunity: The NSF BIO Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Announces Solicitation for its First Synthesis Center

The NSF BIO Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) is pleased to announce a solicitation for IOS’s first synthesis center, NSF 23-564 Synthesis Center for Understanding Organismal Resilience, with preliminary proposals due on January 12, 2024. NSF Synthesis Centers bring together communities that leverage existing data to catalyze discoveries through synthesis, analysis, and integrative training. […]

Gender Bias in Science

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft published in 1792 and which explores women’s education, is considered by many to be the starting point of the feminist movement. It was not until the early 20th century that women could access higher education, thanks to the first wave of feminism. Though problems of […]

Plantae Presents: Building Your Professional Scientific Network

Plantae Presents: Building Your Professional Scientific Network Featuring Selene Fernandez-Valverde, Sjon Hartman and Cade Kane When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 07:00 AM PST | 10:00 AM EST | 2:00 PM GMT | 11:00 PM Beijing About this Webinar In this one-hour workshop, Dr. Selene Fernandez-Valverde, Dr. Sjon Hartman, and PhD student Cade Kane will […]

It’s Time to Retire the Term “Blind” Review

As part of ASPB’s commitment to diversity, ASPB recently announced that they are changing their language around peer review to use the phrase “anonymous” review rather than “blind” review, driven by a desire to move away from ableist language using metaphors based on disability.

You Could Benefit from Read and Publish Agreements in ASPB Journals

As institutions and funders around the world require authors to publish with journals meeting certain open access standards, authors may feel like their options for journals in which to publish are becoming more limited. However, there’s hope for authors wishing to publish in ASPB’s Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell, as both journals benefit from […]

The Lab Notebook: A Researcher’s Best Friend

It has often been said that the difference between “science” and “messing around” is that in science, you have to write stuff down. Keeping a good written record of your research is a key skill to learn as you progress as a scientist, no matter if you’re working in academia, industry, or in the public […]

How Researchers Handle Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance, especially for careers in science, is more challenging than it sounds. Maintaining a balance between work and life represents a culmination of patience, self-discipline, and boundary-setting. It is common for researchers to suffer from mental health issues due to working significantly longer-than-normal working hours without making satisfactory progress. A 2022 Nature survey found that […]