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E-Bulletin / 
April 2022

Dear plant science enthusiast,

Welcome to our April 2022 newsletter on plant science!

In March we shared 22 plant science-related breaking stories and 1 blog post. Find below a selection of those and other useful information.

Ukraine. Following the events in Ukraine, science organizations are putting together resources to help refugees, in particular, but not only, students and researchers fleeing the Ukrainian conflict. The Global Plant Council has released a page gathering different initiatives

Events. We have 24 events waiting on our calendar, including our "WAVE Regional Center of Excellence"  and "CONNECTED: Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses" webinars. 

Also, good news about the 32nd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) where we are offering 10 free online registrations

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On March, 22 new breaking plant science-related news stories were posted on the GPC website including...

Underwater ‘breathing’ plants could be key to stress-resistant crops
Researchers examine the formation of air channels in wetland plants, a protective trait that makes them resilient to environmental stresses.

Genetic engineering can have a positive effect on the climate
More extensive use of existing genetically modified crops in Europe could reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fix, Not Fight: Scientists Help Plants Regenerate After Injury
The study illustrates the trade-off between plant regeneration and defense and offers strategies for enhancing regeneration in agriculture.

Plant smoke detectors evolve as hormone sensors
Many plants in fire-prone areas actually require exposure to fire for seeds to germinate. In the past decade, scientists have discovered an ancient receptor protein that can detect molecules called karrikins in smoke from burnt plant material. 

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Silicon nanoparticles: New-age fertilisers? by Mohammad Mukarram, Technical University in Zvolen (Slovakia)

Good agronomy: the first step to improving rice productivity when water supply is sufficient by Thomas Awio, WUR

Open Letter on DSI by global research organizations released by DSI Scientific Network

Join the International “Fascination of Plants Day” in May 2022 by EPSO

Seed germination: A physio-molecular journey through germinating seed by Ghulam Abbas Narejo


Would you like to contribute an article to the GPC's blog? Please get in touch! Email

We are accepting guest posts!! 🤓


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ECRi / 

ECRi is a collection of activities addressed to help the ECRs with 4 essential matters: job hunting, grant funding, dissemination of research results and networking.

The latest on the ECRi network is published in the GPC website here. Additionally, sign-up to our bi-monthly ECRi newsletter.

Job hunting:  We post daily opportunities on our Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Next #plantscijobs Twitterstorm will take place on the 29th April between 3 and 4 pm CET.

Upcoming Webinars by The Global Plant Council 

Webinar presenting the WAVE Regional Center of Excellence
Thu, 5 May 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST. Online. 

CONNECTED: Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses
Wed, 8 June 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CEST. Online. 

Check for past and upcoming webinars here.
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Currently, 24 events are published in our events calendar.

GPC webinar: WAVE Regional Center of Excellence
5 May 2022. Online. 

Supporting Indigenous Data: Introducing the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels 
17 May 2022. Online.

PlantEd training school: Genome edited plants – Impact and beyond
24-25 May 2022. Lisbon, Portugal.

ISCRAES 2022 – The 2nd International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems
7-10 June 2022. Dublin, Ireland.

GPC webinar: CONNECTED: Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses
8 June 2022. Online. 

32nd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR)
20-24 June 2022. Belfast, UK.

5-8 July 2022. MONTPELLIER, France.

The 29th Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS) conference 2022
31 August - 2 September 2022. Svalbard, Norway.

Plants in Changing Environment
15-16 September 2022. Loka pri Mengšu, Slovenia.

Plant Synthetic Biology Conference
19-21 September 2022. Barcelona, España.

If you have a conference, meeting, workshop, training course or other event coming up, we can include it in our Events calendar! Please email

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