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Welcome to The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists /La Societé canadienne de biologie végétale

The CSPB comprises undergraduate and graduate students as well as professional scientists. Members have interests in: genomics, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, plant development, biochemistry, natural products, metabolism, proteomics, metabolomics, physiology, physiological ecology, adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress, development of research techniques and equipment, and education.

Members of the CSPB are engaged in basic and applied research, undergraduate and graduate education, management, extension, and the design and manufacture of scientific equipment. Society members are employed in academic institutions, government research institutes, and private industry. There are a significant number of international members, and also corporate members. The CSPB is the largest plant science organization in Canada, with approximately 400 members. 

The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1958 as the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists/La Societé canadienne de physiologie végétale, and grew out of informal meetings and conferences earlier in the 1950s; in 2012 the Society adopted its present name. The Society is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity, and is a founding member of both Plant Canada and the Global Plant Council. It is also a member of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering Botany, published by NRC Press, is the official journal of both the CSPB and the Canadian Botanical Association. 


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