President’s Letter July/August 2020 In this President’s Letter, I would like to update you on the status of revising the nomination process for elected leadership positions at ASPB. In response to a desire to develop a ballot nomination process with a dedicated focus on increasing inclusion and diversity, last fall then-President Rob Last formed an … Read more The Transparency Project: Next Stop—Nominations
By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers. Elizabeth (Lisa) Ainsworth is the … Read more National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Elizabeth Ainsworth
Oxford University Press (OUP) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the ASPB journals Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell beginning January 2021. Established in 1926, Plant Physiology® is an international journal devoted to the physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, and environmental biology … Read more “黑客”入侵389万台电脑“挖矿”牟利1500万元:2021-7-12 · 下线代理从迅推平台下载增值客户端程序后，通过多种方式将增值客户端非法植入到网吧主机中，并静默下载“挖矿”监控软件和“挖矿”程序运行，挖到的矿币会转移到贺某的虚拟货币钱包中，陈某随时进行变现提现，按照控制的终端数向代理分发提成。
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently released a request for applications (RFA) for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science (FAS) program. The fiscal year 2021 and 2022 program will distribute approximately $290 million each year to support research and extension proposals to … Read more Funding Opportunity: AFRI Releases RFA for Foundational and Applied Science Program
Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Board of Directors member: Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh (incoming president-elect) and Program Committee member and future Board of Directors member Stacey Harmer (incoming secretary-elect)! Additionally, the recognition of Asaph Aharoni, Hsou-min Li, and Hitoshi Sakakibara as … Read more ASPB’s 2020 Election Results
Journals Announce Journal Portability Initiative
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, authors who have received an editorial decline decision from any journal in the ASPB suite of titles will have the option to transfer their submissions to any other ASPB journal. ASPB publishes three journals: Plant Physiology (founded in 1926), The Plant … Read more Journals Announce Journal Portability Initiative
Member Spotlight – Robert Giaquinta
Robert Giaquinta ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? After completing my PhD in biology (plant physiology) in 1972 under Donald Geiger at the University of Dayton, I did two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Richard Dilley at Purdue University. My PhD focused on phloem transport, and my … Read more 吃鸡“外挂”藏木马 一天20万电脑中毒_经济新闻_新京报电子报:2021-7-27 · 晟平网络表面业务是广告营销、软件推广，背地里却在其增值客户端和推广的软件中植入“tlMiner”挖矿木马。经过该企业及其3500个代理商的推广，挖矿木马感染了超100万台电脑。
U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 24-30, 2020
Updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Research Guidelines National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 25, NSF issued new guidance in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-261 “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus … Read more U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 24-30, 2020
Katie Murphy 2020 Ambassador of the Year I’m Katie Murphy, a PhD candidate in plant biology at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the two things I love most are corn and chemistry. After receiving an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stanford University, I came to UC Davis to learn about the best chemists … Read more Member Spotlight – Katie Murphy
IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment. The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to achieve the policy objectives of … Read more IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts
Join the 2020-2021 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
ASPB invites members to join the 2020-2021 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as they design and think through … Read more Join the 2020-2021 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
Heven Sze ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? As an undergraduate student, I had no idea how my career would turn out. In those days, it was common to see women as educators in secondary schools for girls, but rarely at universities. I improved my grades at National Taiwan University … Read more 电脑端代理软件下载
微信工作群突然加进陌生人？业内人士：可能用了加群软件 ...:2021-6-21 · 近日，市民吴女士遇到了一件蹊跷事——她所在的微信工作群突然加进来一位陌生人，微信界面显示其通过扫描吴女士分享的二维码加入群聊。但 ...
Belonging to ASPB brings more than discounts for attending Plant Biology meetings or publishing in the Society’s journals. Our members form a community of dedicated individuals who, like you, work together to support and nurture an engaged, vibrant, and thriving community of plant scientists. By getting involved in ASPB and by voting in our elections, … Read more Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2020
As an extension of #ShutDownStem, ASPB acknowledges the importance of Juneteenth, a day widely celebrated by the African American community to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were informed they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Below is a list of resources that … Read more Celebrating Juneteenth
Funding Opportunity: NIFA Releases Funding Opportunity for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
On June 5, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a request for applications (RFA) for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI). AG2PI was authorized in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) and received its first funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020. This new funding opportunity seeks proposals that will … Read more Funding Opportunity: NIFA Releases Funding Opportunity for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
Plant Science Decadal Vision Webinar with David Stern and Samantha Miller
Recorded Wednesday, June 17, ‘Virtual‘ Lunch~N~Learn Seminar via Webinar PLANT SCIENCE DECADAL VISION, 2020-2030 Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future The Decadal Vision for Plant Science will be the subject of a National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NCFAR) ‘virtual’ Lunch~N~Learn webinar on Wednesday, June 17 at 12:30 Eastern. … Read more Plant Science Decadal Vision Webinar with David Stern and Samantha Miller
Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake
Sarah Hake ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I went to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, a wonderful small college in the middle of nowhere with amazing faculty and great resources. I fell in love with plant morphology thanks to one of the faculty, Vern Durkee, who taught plant taxonomy. … Read more Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake
USDA Relaxes Regulations for GE Crops – How Will it Affect the Plant Research Community?
Chris Barbey, Ph.D. is a researcher at the University of Florida studying strawberry flavor and disease resistance. Brand new USDA regulations for crop biotechnology will begin phasing in during June 2020. The new “SECURE” rules (Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient) govern what is — and isn’t — required for USDA review before going … Read more USDA Relaxes Regulations for GE Crops – How Will it Affect the Plant Research Community?
Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 5, it was noted at the NSF Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Advisory Committee that the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) program expects to add sub-tracks related to COVID-19 … Read more 免流软件或藏吸费深坑 用户下载还需提高警惕 -新闻频道-华龙网:2021-3-15 · 原标题：免流软件或藏吸费深坑 用户下载还需提高警惕 东方网3月15日消息：移动互联网时代，很多用户感叹“流量不够用”。免流软件的出现仿佛 ...
In support of #ShutDownSTEM, an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics that is taking action for Black lives, ASPB suspended its operations on Wednesday, June 10. Our websites did not function or allow financial transactions, and our journals did not process manuscripts. The Society’s governance, journal editorial boards, and staff … Read more We Need to Hear Your Voices