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Plant Cell webinar: Plant responses to abiotic stress

Plant Cell Webinar: Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress Celebrating the January 2023 Focus Issue on Climate Change and Plant Abiotic Stress When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST (UTC-5) | 3:00 PM GMT (UTC) | 4:00 PM CET (UTC+1)   About This Webinar In many regions of the world,…

Parenting as an Academic in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

Today's academics are confronted with new ways of life in the classroom and at home. Specifically, the pandemic affected academic parents’ work-life balance as it created novel challenges and unique opportunities, like working from home and hybrid teaching. Academics who were also parents may have…

Taproot S6E5: Transforming Plants and the Culture of Publishing

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In this episode, we speak with Yunde Zhao, a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California San Diego. Yunde earned his Bachelors in Biochemistry from East China University of Science and Technology, received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, and did…

Navigating a Scientific Paper

Many in the scientific community attended the webinar this week with speakers Mary Williams and Michelle Facette, moderated by ASPB Plantae Fellow Xiaohui Li, but for those who didn’t or who want a resource to keep on-hand to help navigate a scientific paper, ASPB Plantae Fellows Rose McNelly and…

Taproot S6E4: Can We Force Academic Structures to be Inclusive?

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In this episode, we speak with Jason Williams, Assistant Director of Inclusion and Research Readiness at the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Jason is also lead for CyVerse Education, Outreach, and Training – the U.S. National Cyberinfrastructure for Life Science. Jason received…

Plantae Presents: How to Read a Scientific Paper

Plantae Presents: How to Read a Scientific Paper Featuring Mary Williams and Michelle Facette When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 08:00 AM PST | 11:00 AM EST | 4:00 PM GMT | 12:00 AM Beijing About this Webinar In this one-hour workshop, Dr. Mary Williams and Dr. Michelle Facette will discuss…

CRISPR vs Allergens

Food allergy prevalence is increasing worldwide, with 5 out of 9 common allergens derived from plants. CRISPR technology is able to delete allergen genes precisely. This graphic, designed by ASPB Plantae Fellow Daniel Alique García, outlines the current uses of CRISPR/Cas9 in deleting allergen genes…

Taproot S6E3: Classroom Cosplay: Applying Creative and Scientific Approaches to Teaching

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In this episode, we speak with Jennifer Robison, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Manchester University in Indiana. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, her Master’s degree from the University of Delaware and her PhD from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.…

From Fungal Diversity to People Diversity: Addressing the Gender Gap in Academia

In 2020, just 26% of professors in the Netherlands were women. This low percentage represents a battle for equality that started more than 100 years ago with one of the most influential female scientists and professors in the Netherlands: Johanna Westerdijk.    Gender Gap  The first female…