[Andy writes...] I recently had the chance to attend the annual Plant and Animal Genome conference in San Diego. This conference gathers a few thousand genetics and genomics scientists from around the world so that they can share their research, learn about new advances in the field, and strengthen the genetics community as a whole. Generally I would expect detailed, cutting edge seminars, and for the most part my expectations were exceeded. However my biggest takeaway from the whole conference came from the opening keynote address by Alison Van Eenennaam regarding communication in science.
My favorite plant scientist, Andy Funk, has just joined the Plant//People blog team! We've also moved to a new domain, plantpeopleblog.com. I [Anna] will keep posting about plants (and more) in the natural world, and academic life as an ecologist. Andy will broaden our ponderings with his perspectives on plant genetics, crops, and the more lab-based side of plant academia.
We'll label our posts with [Anna writes...] or [Andy writes...] so you know who's talking. We may even have more guest contributors in the future! Stay tuned, exciting times are ahead!
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Picture this: you're standing out in nature. Look down. What do you see?
Is it plants in your yard? Is it barnacles on a rocky sea shore? Is it a forest floor?
It doesn't matter what it is, as long as you're picturing it! (Mine's a prairie.)
This site is no longer regularly updated, but if you're an early-career plant scientist with something to say, you're welcome (and encouraged!) to submit a post. Contact Anna Funk using this form for information.