The Devil’s Cancer

November 09, 2017

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harisii) is the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. The species is found only on the island of Tasmania, off mainland Australia and is currently on the brink of extinction. The threat? Cancer.   

Choosing the dissertation - behind the scenes

November 09, 2017

As I was reading many novel papers about plant physiological studies this week, I would have just liked to ask the authors their actual story – how did they come up with this project, why and how long did it take etc. The motivation and the enthusiasm for dissertation about brambles is my story behind them - how I got to meet and learn from the most amazing scientists, got help from literally around the world via many emails.

Drugs Down the Drain: The Impact on Wildlife

November 02, 2017

We might be facing Earth’s sixth mass extinction today, having already lost over half the world’s wildlife species in the last 40 years. Pharmaceuticals polluting our water bodies may be contributing to this, affecting our wildlife in unimaginable ways.

​interview with the father of modern plant biotechnology

November 02, 2017

It was a great honour to have this inspirational interview with Prof. Marc Van Montagu on behalf of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and Conviron.


October 25, 2017

Be a part of choosing which unique species full genome to sequence next. Vote for the Hazel Dormouse (Muscadrilac allevnatuats) from 6 November!

Autumn leaves: not as trivial as they sound?

October 25, 2017

Many scientific papers are questioning this ‘trivial phenomenon’ and propose that the red (produced by anthocyanins) and yellow (produced by carotenoids) colours could be a signal to insects about the tree’s ability to defend itself against herbivores - but is it?

Science journalism career path - Story of Features Editor at Nature

October 23, 2017

Interview with Richard Van Noorden, Senior News Editor at Springer Nature based in London, has been working in science journalism for 11 years and we talked about his career path as part of an exercise of the ASPB’s Conviron Scholarship.

Empowering science students : GOES magazine

October 19, 2017

Read about GOES magazine, how undergraduate students started up their own science magazine on Plantae.


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