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Applications Now Open For the 2021-2022 Plantae Fellows Program

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Are you a creative and articulate plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community that is powered by ASPB.  We are looking for individuals who want to become highly engaged by creating…

The Plant Cell is accepting applications for Assistant Features Editors

  Are you an early career researcher passionate about plants, writing, and science communication? The Plant Cell is accepting applications for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2022. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return,…

ASPB Forward Listening Sessions at PB21, July 19-23

ASPB Forward works to advance change within ASPB by accelerating ideas that benefit our community. We seek to listen, stimulate, capture, incubate, and steward innovative, cross-cutting ideas and programs, so that ASPB will better serve as a more equitable and inclusive organization (read more). Over…

Plant Physiology is recruiting Assistant Features Editors for 2022

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This past January, Plant Physiology welcomed 16 new Assistant Features Editors to the editorial board. Together with Assistant Features Editors recruited in 2020, these young scientists have brought their passion for science to the journal, communicating to our readers some of the most exciting developments…

LEAPing ahead? 

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ASPB has submitted a proposal to the NSF (National Science Foundation in response to their recent Dear Colleagues Letter (a DCL is a way to communicate about new or special funding opportunities). The purpose of this DCL was to encourage professional societies to “develop collaborative networks…

Plant Point of View: Tomato CRY1a

Written and Illustrated by Laura Mejia. Click on images to enlarge. Liu et al. (2018) analyzed how cryptochrome, CRY1a, affects developmental processes in tomato. They found that this photoreceptor contributes to the regulation of the plant responses to light including the inhibition of hypocotyl…

Find help with your writing, or offer assistance to others

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Being at the beginning of your career is challenging, especially in these times. It is very important to get editing help from professionals when writing a manuscript or grant, particularly if English is your second language. I would like to work with the Plantae Community and ASPB to create a resource…

Interview with Martin Jonikas, PhD

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Dr. Jonikas is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. His lab studies the carbon concentration mechanism in the unicellular model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Recently, his lab showed that pyrenoid bodies in unicellular algae are phase-separated compartments…

Apply for an ECPS ASPB Plant Biology 2021 Attendance Award!

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The ECPS section is excited to announce our inaugural ASPB Plant Biology 2021 Attendance Awards! We are sponsoring the registration of 18 early career plant biologists to Plant Biology 2021, in full, who are both ASPB and ECPS members. Applications are due June 1, 2021. Application and more details can…