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  • 2023-05-23 The Plant Science Core Alliance website was opened.  Check it here!
  • 2023-03-28 The Okayama University Institute of Plant Science and Resources OPEN CAMPUS will be held on May-13, 2023. We will welcome visitors from public for the first time since our last event in 2019!  For more information click here.
  • 2021-11-04 The applications for joint research at Okayama University Institute of Plant Science and Resources are aceppted in A-B-C categories. For details and application files visit here.
  • 2021-07-09 The IPSR International Plant Web Forum 2021 will be held online  on September 6-7, 2021. Program and Registration for the meeting held in English are available from this link.
  • 2021-05-12 RIKEN CSRS annnounced an online symposium in English: "Hope for the Future - RIKEN Symposium on Sustainable Resource Science".
    Date: Friday, May 28th, 2021
    For details and registration visit here
  • 2021-02-12 The 36th IPSR Symposium and 12th Plant Stress Symposium "Towards the realization of SDGs" will be held online (WEBEX meeting) on Match-5, 2021, 9:00-17:00. Registration for the meeting held in Japanese is possible from this link.
  • 2020-11-13 Registration is now open for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP) in Matsue. This meeting will be held online from 14th to 16th March, 2021.
    Registration for presenters:
    December 3, 2020
    Registration for partcipation (without presentation):
    February 8, 2021
    For details and registration visit here
  • 2020-11-02 The Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR) opened the applications for the FY2021 collaboration projects supported by MEXT Joint Usage/Research Center. Possible themes cover development of stress tolerant plants, next generation crops, and others. Details about conditions for application are available in Japanese from this IPSR website.
  • 2020-09-11 Applications for IPSR International web-Forum 2020 “Genetic resources and plant science” are possible.
    Thursday, October 8, 2020 
    Time: JST 13:00 - 17:00 
    Limited to the first 100 applicants.
    For details & posters visit here
  • 2020-08-07 Announcement of Agriculture technology webinar: TRANSLATING PLANT SCIENCE INTO FOOD SECURITY 
    25TH August 2020 
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM (JST) 
    MINORU MURATA (University Tunku Abdul Rahman) 
    IVAN GALIS (Okayama University)
    For details and registration visit here
  • 2020-07-28 New page Plant stress FORUM has been added. Current forum features opinions on online teaching during COVID-19 crisis. For details in Japanese click here or use Plant Stress FORUM link in the side banner.
  • 2020-07-10 The fist English version of PSSNet magazine has been released this week. We will continue including the English contents once in every 4 months. Downloads are available from Mail Magazine archive.
  • 2020-06-01 The activity of Joint Usage/Reserch Center was restarted after University lock-down due to COVID-19. Plase check  IPSR homepage for details.
  • 2020-03-25 Cancellation of many events including the 36th IPSR Symposium and 12th Plant Stress Symposium took place in the last month. The serious situation with the world-wide spread of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease has enormous negative impact on all human activities, including research. We sincerely hope that the virus situation will be contained in the near future! 
  • 2019-12-16 Free registration for the 36th IPSR Symposium and 12th Plant Stress Symposium has opened. Venue: Kurashiki Geibunkan/ Ai-Theater. Date: 2-3th March, 2020. For details check the symposium homepage (Japanese).
  • 2019-10-23 Details about changes in application for Collaboration research with IPSR in 2020 have been announced. For details check institute homepage (Japanese). 
  • 2019-09-19 Seminar at IPSR by Massimo Maffei (University of Turin). Early events in plant-insect interactions. Date: 26-September, 2019 (Thursday). Time: 13:30-15:00. Place: 2-20-1, Chuo, Kurashiki, 710-0046. For details check  institute homepage (English). 
  • 2019-06-20 Applications for a TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position (photo-synthesis research)  beginning on October 1, 2019 or later are invited at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR), Okayama University.  For details check  institute homepage (English or Japanese).
  • 2019-04-24 Recruitment for short international colaboration projects at IPSR has been announced. For details check here.
  • 2019-04-12 Open Campus will be held at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources on May-11, 2019. The doors will open at 10AM and close at 3PM. Everyone interested in plant science is most welcome! For details please check the institute homepage (Japanese).
  • 2019-03-11 Important notice!
    From April-1, 2019, we will close the old PSSNet homepage at Please switch to our new address:
  • 2019-01-01 The PSSNet wishes you all the best in the New Year 2019!
  • 2018-12-12 Free registration for the 35th IPSR Symposium and 11th Plant Stress Symposium has been opened. All presentations will be in English. Title: Plant Stress Science: What Can We Do For Future Agriculture? Venue: Kurashiki Geibunkan/ Ai-Theater. Date: 4-5th March, 2019. For details please check the symposium homepage (Japanese). Program in English is available from this link (English program).
  • 2018-10-31 Workshop will be held at IPSR on 21 November 2018. Title: Plant-microbe interaction workshop (植物・微生物相互作用ワークショップ). All presentations will be in Japanese. For details please check the institute homepage (Japanese). 
  • 2018-10-26 New full time Professor position at IPSR Research Core for Plant Stress Science was announced. Applications are invited from reserchers in all fields related to plant stress biology. For details and application file downloads visit institute homepage (Japanese; English). Applications end on Dec-27, 2018.
  • 2018-04-17 The OPEN CAMPUS at Institute of Plant Science and Resources will be held on May-12, 2018. All are welcome! For details check the institute homepage (Japanese). 
  • 2018-03-05 New tenure-track Assistant Professor position at IPSR was announced in the Applied Genomics Unit. For details and application file downloads check the institute homepage (Japanese; English). Applications end on May-5, 2018.
  • 2018-01-12 Reserch workshop at Kurashiki campus will be held on 18 January 2018 - Making the foundation for crop innovation ~ From the laboratory to the field click here for more information (Japanese only).
  • 2018-01-01 PSSNet wishes you A Happy New Year 2018!!! 明けましておめでとうございます!!!
  • 2017-12-12 The 34th IPSR symposium and 10th Plant Stress Science symposium will be held in Kurashiki on 5-6 March 2018. Please visit symposium pages for program and registration - click here (Japanese only).
  • 2017-11-13 Recruitment for FY 2018 Joint Reserch projects at Okayama University Institute of Plant Research and Resources has opened. Deadline for application: 5-January, 2018. Link to IPSR site - click here (Japanese only).
  • 2017-11-10 Registration is open for the 59th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists in Sapporo. Abstaract deadline application: Thursday 30-November, 2017. See more at conference website  English Japanese
  • 2017-09-11 Only two more weeks remain for registration to Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017! See more details about this conference   English Japanese
  • 2017-08-03 Applications are invited for a FULL PROFESSOR position at IPSR (ゲノム育種ユニット 教授の公募について)  English Japanese
  • 2017-06-28 Renewed PSSNet website was released
  • 2017-05-18 Fascination of Plants Day was held worldwide to remind us that without plants, life woud not be possible... 
  • 2017-05-13 IPSR annual Open campus was held at Kurashiki campus English Japanese 
  • 2017-05-10 Work on the new PSSNet website was initiated...
  • 2017-03-06 3月6~7日に第8回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催します
  • 2016-03-07 3月7~8日に第8回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催します
  • 2015-05-17 PSSnet アンケートへのご協力ありがとうございました。アンケート結果を閲覧できるようにしました。download PDF file
  • 2015-03-06 3月6~7日に第7回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催します
  • 2014-11-14 平成27年度資源植物科学研究所共同研究課題募集のお知らせ 
  • 2014-07-06 岡山大学資源植物科学研究所(IPSR)は、2014年で100周年を迎えました 
  • 2014-03-06 3月6~7日に第6回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催します(岡大植物研)
  • 2013-11-06 平成26年度資源植物科学研究所共同研究課題募集のお知らせ 
  • 2013-04-16 PSSnetアンケートへのご協力ありがとうございました  
  • 2013-03-07 3月7~8日に第5回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催しました(岡大植物研) 
  • 2012-03-08 3月8~9日に第4回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催しました(岡大植物研)  
  • 2012-02-27 2月27日に共同研究拠点ワークショップ「東日本大震災被災農地の修復に向けて」を開催しました(岡大植物研) 
  • 2011-06-01 東日本大震災被災研究者支援に係わる共同研究の募集について(岡大植物研) 
  • 2011-03-07 3月7~8 第3回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催しました  
  • 2010-03-08 3月8~9 第2回植物ストレス科学研究シンポジウムを開催しました  
  • 2009-02-23 植物ストレス科学研究ネットワーク発足シンポジウムが開催