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How to maximize the moment as a junior faculty

On the academic job hunt? Bookmark this article, which provides valuable information about what to do when your search is successful. The time between getting an offer and accepting it is the most critical time for you to negotiate to get the resources you need, such as space, equipment, institutional…

Plantae Presents: Eva Farré and Sonali Roy

Plantae Presents: Eva Farré and Sonali Roy “How to Write Your Research Statement for an R1/R2 Tenure Track professorship in the USA" When: Friday, October 28, 2022, at 12:00 PM CDT | 1:00 PM EDT | 6:00 PM BST | 1:00 AM Beijing   About this Webinar This one-hour workshop will cover…

Ten simple rules for choosing a PhD supervisor (PLOS Comput. Biol.)

Choosing a PhD supervisor is one of the most important and difficult decisions of an academic career. This new entry by Jabre et al. in the “Ten simple rules” series endeavors to highlight some of the factors to consider when faced with this decision. These span from the early steps of identifying…

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…

Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Next-Gen Careers

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Guest Post by Rob Last, Michigan State University, ASPB President. Co-authored by Laura Grapes, Bayer Crop Sciences, and Andrew Hanson, University of Florida. We continue the experiment of expanding participation in ASPB started with the last President’s Letter (http://bit.ly/SecuringFuturePl...).…

Informational Interview with Dr. Margaret Woodhouse: Computational biologist and sequence curator at MaizeGDB

Informational Interview by Samantha Snodgrass, ASPB Conviron Scholar 2020 Margaret Woodhouse is a computational biologist and sequence curator at the Maize Genetics and Genomics Database, MaizeGDB, which is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA. We talked about her journey to…

Informational interview with Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Global Coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)

Informational Interview by Godwin James, ASPB Conviron Scholar I had a great opportunity to interview Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan and listen to her passion for science communication. Dr. Maha Arujanan  is the global coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications…

Informational Interview with Dr. LaKisha Odom, Scientific Program Director at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

Informational Interview by Marlo Hall, ASPB Conviron Scholar Please Introduce yourself and give us a sense of your career path. I’m LaKisha Odom, scientific program director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). We are a nonprofit organization, created in 2014, and our…

Informational Interview with Wannes Voorend (R & D Coordinator at Colruyt Group)

Informational Interview by Presca Meyer, ASPB Conviron Scholar Wannes Voorend works as a R & D Coordinator in Energy, Environment and Biotech at Colruyt Group. Colruyt Group was founded 1928 by Franz Colruyt and lists more than 30,000 employees by today. The company is managing supermarket…