Announcing the Seeding Discovery Competition

Plantae and Conviron have collaborated to launch the Seeding Discovery Competition. The competition is aimed to equip a successful university or college student with a high-performing GEN1000 plant growth chamber that will enable them to fulfill a meaningful research program in the field of plant sciences, biology, and biotechnology.

The Seeding Discovery Competition provides students with the opportunity to define and submit a proposal for a study that:

  • Aligns with personal and departmental objectives
  • Enables them to work with faculty and administration on planning and logistics
  • Contribute to their institution’s infrastructure with new research equipment at no cost

To be eligible, applicants must be students enrolled in a post-secondary program related to plant science. For further eligibility criteria and competition rules visit

About Plantae

Plantae is the global community and knowledge hub for plant scientists. The Plantae foundation was created by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) in collaboration with the Global Plant Council (GPC) to bring the plant science community together in one place, with a strong collective presence and voice.

ASPB was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Founded in 2009, the Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional, and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop, and agricultural and environmental sciences that promotes plant science research and teaching around the world.

About Conviron

Conviron is the world’s largest designer and supplier of plant growth chambers and rooms. Leading universities, government agencies, and agricultural biotech companies around the globe rely on Conviron’s highly engineered controlled environments to solve many of today’s challenges in food production and safety. With design and manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and wholly owned Argus Controls in Surrey, British Columbia, Conviron employs a global sales and distribution network with offices in the US, Europe, Australia, and China.

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