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July 2022

Dear plant science enthusiast,

Welcome to our August 2022 newsletter on plant science!

In July we shared 18 plant science-related breaking stories and 2 blog posts by Early-Career Researchers. Find below a selection of those and other useful information.

Events. We currently have 29 events waiting on our calendar

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During July, 18 new breaking plant science-related news stories were posted on the GPC website including...

What shedding light on plant growth could mean for cancer
Understanding how plants process light is key to improving crop yields. Light helps plants know when to grow and flower at the right time. Plants find light using proteins called photoreceptors. The research team uncovered how proteins called UBP12 and UBP13 help regulate a photoreceptor called CRY2. Their discovery might reveal new ways to control growth—which could have broad applications beyond agriculture.

Long-term study suggests climate-friendly practices could increase crop yields and improve farm ecosystems
An international team of researchers conducting a long-term study has found that climate-friendly farming practices could lead to higher crop yields, reduced costs and improved local ecosystems. In their paper, the group describes 30 long-running farming experiments designed to improve farming practices in Europe and Africa.

Research sheds light on the building blocks of photosynthesis at the cellular level
In a new study, researchers took a deeper look into how plants control the growth of the important cells that allow them to convert sunlight into chemical energy.

What makes a plant grow towards light?

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A new technique to quantify leaf day respiration by PhD candidate Liang Fang (Wageningen University & Research)

Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Global Plant Council Prize 

Grease manages fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) larvae on maize crop by Dr. Ujjawal Kushwaha a researcher at NARC, Nepal.

Treatment of COVID-19 pandemic with indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants: A Folklore by Ghulam Abbas Narejo, Research Associate based at Pakistan Museum of Natural History.

Wild potato crop relatives: a key asset for sustainable agriculture by Jamin Ali, a final year PhD Student based at Keele University, UK.


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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 26th August between 3 and 4 pm CET.

Webinars: Check for past and upcoming webinars here.
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Currently, 29 events are published in our events calendar.

Webinar: The SHui project: an example of EU-China cooperation
23 August 2022. Online

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.

WebinarMemories of Pathogen Encounters: Defense Priming and Epigenetic Regulation
20 September 2022. Online

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

27-30 September 2022. Melbourne, Australia. 

International Advances in Plant Virology (IAPV22)
5-7 October 2022. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

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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