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Taproot S4E6: Staying Afloat - Time Management in a Sea of Obligations

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Holly Bik. Holly obtained her PhD in Molecular Phylogenetics at the University of Southampton, working with John Lambshead at the Natural History Museum of London in conjunction with the UK National Oceanography Center. She completed postdoctoral appointments with Dr.…

Plant Science Research Weekly: January 17

Guest Editor : Facundo Romani I am in an Argentinean PhD student at Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) and current ASPB Plantae Fellow. I am about to finish my PhD program, during past years I worked with Javier Moreno as supervisor and spent a long stay at Monash University…

Plantae Webinar - Transdisciplinary Plant Phenomics and Phenotyping for Maize Crop Improvement

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 12 PM PST (UTC-8) | 2 PM CST (UTC-6) | 3 PM EST (UTC -5) Emerging tools in plant phenomics and high-throughput field phenotyping are redefining possibilities for decisions in plant breeding and agronomy as well as discoveries in the plant sciences more broadly.…

THE PLANT CELL Welcomes New Assistant Features Editors

The Plant Cell welcomes 12 new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2020. They join six continuing AFEs who started in 2019. We would also like to thank all of the original AFEs who stepped down from the editorial board in 2018-2019, who helped us to establish the program and provided valuable input…

ASPB at PAG2020

ASPB is supporting the Plant and Animal genome conference (PAG) as an exhibitor. It’s a great opportunity for us to meet members of the community and share news about our journals, the benefits of membership and Plantae_org. On Sunday, we set up the exhibit space, from boxes to a beautiful, functional…

Did you know? This January is the Global Plant Science Event Calendar's First Anniversary!

Our Global Calendar project was initiated on January 2nd, 2019 in an effort to collect and curate all of the plant science events of interest to our community. Agrisera, our calendar sponsor, recognized the need for scientists and exhibitors to have a comprehensive list of events and approached us with…

Plant Science Research Weekly: January 10

Review. Diatom molecular research comes of age:  Model species for studying phytoplankton biology and diversity Diatoms are photosynthetic eukaryotes and contribute substantially to global carbon fixation. They are distantly related to green plants, having shared the same primary endosymbiotic event,…

Taproot S4E5: Navigating Experimental and Situational Panic

In this episode, we talk with Laura Klasek who is a Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Davis about her research and experiences as a graduate student.  Laura received her undergraduate degree from Hendrix College, where she double-majored in Biology and English with a…

Plant Physiology welcomes 26 new Assistant Features Editors

At the beginning of 2018 Plant Physiology initiated a program to introduce several promising early-career scientists to the editorial board and engage their expertise in assessing and writing about research published in the journal. Over the past two years these scientists brought their passion for science…