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  • 17 Dec 2022 15:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Two years ahead of the XX IBC, we are pleased to launch the Call for Symposia. We encourage researchers worldwide to submit symposium proposals on a variety of topics through the IBC website. The call for symposia will remain open until December 30th, 2022. Symposia constitute a very important component of the XX IBC, please submit a proposal and help shape the meeting’s program! Also note that diversity of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography will be one of the criteria for selecting proposals. Symposium proposals that bridge two or more of the 31 proposed topics, including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives, are especially encouraged.

    Best regards,

    The Organizing Committee of the XX IBC.

    Call for symposia

    Proposal submission now available! The scientific committee will evaluate symposium proposals based on potential audience interest, scientific quality, and diversity of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography, among others. Symposium proposals that bridge two or more of the 31 proposed topics, including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives are especially encouraged. We will make an effort to accept as many proposals as possible. Each symposium will last for 2 hours and will consist of six 20-minute oral communications (15 min presentations + 5 min Q&A). To maximize the interchangeability of participants among concurrent symposia, changes to this schedule will not be allowed. Deadline for symposium proposals 30 December 2022.Proposal Submission


    1. Agroforestry Systems

    2. Bioinformatics

    3. Biogeography / Phylogeography

    4. Botanical History

    5. Bryology

    6. Comparative Genomics / Transcriptomics

    7. Conservation Biology

    8. Crops and Wild Relatives 

    9. Development and Structure

    10. Ecology and Plant Communities

    11. Ecophysiology

    12. Education and Outreach 

    13. Ethnobotany

    14. Floristics 

    15. Functional Genetics 

    16. Global Change Ecology

    17. Hybrids and Hybridization

    18. Mycology and Lichenology

    19. Macroevolution

    20. Paleobotany / Archaeobotany

    21. Phycology

    22. Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics

    23. Physiology

    24. Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

    25. Plant Biotechnology

    26. Palynology

    27. Population Genetics

    28. Pteridology

    29. Restoration Ecology

    30. Reproductive Biology

    31. Systematics


  • 27 May 2022 00:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    All members are encouraged  to attend our 2022 Virtual Annual Business Meeting 
    • To hear from our Treasurer about the CSPB-SCBV budget
    • Announcement of 2022 CSPB-SCBV Awards
    • Results of elections to fill vacant executive and committee positions

    2022 Virtual CSPB-SCBV Annual Business Meeting

    Wednesday June 22 from 5 to 7 pm (eastern time)

    Virtual, link will be sent to the membership closer to June 22nd

    We hope to see you on the 22nd!

    Robin Cameron,

    President, CSPB-SCBV

  • 28 Apr 2022 15:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This special issue aims to highlight the work of researchers at the beginning of their academic career working in the fields of climate change relating to all segments of plant sciences. We encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature and focus on aspects like physiological adaptation, ecological response, and development of plants. Download the full Call for Papers here.

  • 24 Mar 2022 16:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are now open for ASPB’s Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant! BLOOME provides up to $7,000 to fund the development of curricular materials to support teaching the newly revised Principles for Teaching Plant Biology in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms. The proposed classroom activities/labs must include the following elements:

    • Clearly stated learning outcomes that explicitly align with one or more of the four categories of ASPB’s Principles for Teaching Plant Biology 
    • All information needed to execute the activity/lab with students
    • A clear assessment plan for the stated learning outcomes
    The proposed activities should be developed in a format that can be readily distributed to educators online or at in-person conferences or outreach events and should not require highly specialized equipment or technical expertise. Funded projects will be featured on the ASPB website and will be disseminated to teachers at national meetings and outreach events. Applications may be submitted by current or future ASPB members. View the full RFP and apply by May 1, 2022.
  • 21 Mar 2022 16:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out this seminar series presented by our Plant Canada partner organization the Canadian Association of Plant Biotechnology! All info can be found at the link below.

  • 16 Mar 2022 22:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
    ~presents ~
    a virtual workshop on
    Science Communication
    March 23rd 2022, 1-2:30pm (EST) 


    Dr. Elizabeth Brauer, Agriculture Canada

    ‘Beyond Neat: Plant-Based YouTube Content’

    Dr. Adam Oliver Brown, University of Ottawa

    The Art of Science and the Science of Art’

    Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel, University of California Riverside

    ‘The Glass Tower: Combining Science and SciComm

    For more information check out our Early Career Page!

    Register here

  • 10 Mar 2022 12:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are a student or a postdoc planning to attend and present at Plant Biology 2022 in Portland this July apply for travel support now!

    Check out the awards page for more details and to apply

  • 22 Feb 2022 12:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CSPB-SCBV relies on its members to volunteer in committees that carry out the business of the society. Below is a list of committees that have one or more vacancies due to be filled, starting in the Fall of 2022. 

    • Student/Postdoctoral Representative*
    • Western Regional Director*
    • CD Nelson Award
    • Communications
    • David J. Gifford Award in Tree Biology
    • Education
    • Ragai Ibrahim Award
    • Society Gold Medal Award
    • Carl Douglas Prize
    Check our About pages and apply here. For more information or to express interest in one of the *Executive positions please contact the senior director Dr. Mehran Dastmalchi
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June 22, 2022

Our CSPB/SCBV Society Awards were presented at the 2022 Virtual Annual Business Meeting this past week. A big congratulations to all of our awardees!

2022 David J Gifford Prize in Tree Biology: Dr. Annie DesRocher, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

In recognition of outstanding research contributions in tree biology, primarily in Canada.

Special consideration for originality and independence of thought.

2022 Carl Douglas Prize: Dr. Lauren Erland, UBC Okanagan & UFV

In recognition of outstanding contributions to plant biology by a postdoctoral fellow, based on initiative and originality of the research, productivity of the individual, and leadership during their postdoctoral fellowship.

2022 Ragai Ibrahim Award for Best Student Paper

Excellence in publication by graduate students

Winner: Dr. Purva Karia (Yoshioka Lab, U of T) for the paper entitled “Multiple phosphorylation events of the mitochondrial membrane protein TTM1 regulate cell death during senescence" published in the Plant Journal.

Honorable mention: Samuel Livingston (Samuels Lab, UBC) for the paper entitled “Cannabis glandular trichome cell walls undergo remodelling to store specialized metabolites" in Plant & Cell Physiology.

Check out our awards pages for past winners.

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