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Littlejohn G.R.,University of Exeter | Scott G.,University of Hull | Williams M.,American Society of Plant Biologists

University-based scientists hold the collective responsibility for educating the next generation of citizens, scientists and voters, but the degree to which they are individually trained and rewarded for this pursuit is variable. This F1000Research channel has its origin in a Society for Experimental Biology Conference held in Prague, 2015 and brings together researchers who excel at undergraduate education or the scholarship of teaching and learning to discuss challenges and best practices in contemporary higher science education. © 2016 Littlejohn GR et al. Source

PI: Crispin Taylor [American Association of Plant Biologists (ASPB)]

CoPIs: Leon V. Kochian (USDA-ARS/Cornell University), Jurandir Magalhaes (Embrapa Maize and Sorghum, Brasilia, Brazil), and George N. Ude (Bowie State University)

A workshop to broaden participation and strengthen linkages between African and US scientists will be held at the ASPB 2012 Annual Meeting July 20-24, 2012 in Austin, TX. Funding provided by NSF will support activities that involve participation of eight crop scientists from East and West Africa who attended New Tools for Molecular Breeding, an ASPB workshop held November 15-18, 2011, on at the BioSciences of East and Central Africa (BECA) hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Sponsored by the ASPB International Committee, with assistance from the CGIAR Generation Challenge Program (GCP), and in collaboration with the African Crop Science Society and the International Society of African Bioscientists and Biotechnologists, the New Tools for Molecular Breeding workshop provided training to African crop scientists on the use of molecular markers and new genotyping strategies for plant breeding and genetic diversity assessment. The activities planned for the workshop at ASPB 2012 that include plenary talks from Africa- and US-based scientists, brief scientific presentations from participants, and round table discussions will build upon the activities of the BecA workshop and provide excellent new opportunities for networking and setting up meaningful collaborations between the African participants and interested US plant biologists.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 22.15K | Year: 2011

Intellectual Merit: The American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB) will host a Laboratory Leadership Workshop for new and prospective PIs to provide training in skills and approaches required for success in mentoring, networking, research ethics, grant-writing, publication, teaching, and reaching out to the public. The workshop will be held August 4-6, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN just prior to the annual meeting of ASPB. Approximately 20 early-career faculty and 50 postdoctoral scientists are expected to attend. The format of the meeting will be a combination of presentations by invited speakers and discussion among participants. Sessions are aimed at dual-track professional development for those interested in careers in research-intensive institutions and in predominantly undergraduate institutions. Highlights of the workshop will be published in an upcoming ASPB newsletter.

Broader Impacts: The workshop will bring together established investigators and early-career scientists with the aim of providing training in areas not usually encompassed by the traditional route of postdoctoral training. The emphasis on networking will have allow participants to build relationships that will last beyond the workshop itself. Careful attention has been paid to encouraging participation by women and minority scientists, through targeted advertising and availability of travel grants.

American Society Of Plant Biologists | Date: 2002-04-19

Publications in the nature of a scientific journal in the field of plant biology.

American Society Of Plant Biologists | Date: 2002-05-17

Publications in the nature of a scientific journal in the field of plant biology.

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