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Calling all students – PBRI Plant Health Student Network

Preparation for the 5th PBRI Plant Health Student Network online meeting is underway. During the one-hour meeting, invited speakers will detail their career journeys and the value of mentorship. This will be followed by a discussion on the Ritman Scholarships and the upcoming application process.  

The MS Teams invite for the 5th meeting will be sent to all PBRI Plant Health Student Network members prior to the event. 

The PBRI Plant Health Student Network was established in September 2022 by four Ritman Scholars (PhD students: Salome Wilson, Fable Eenjes, Rebecca Degnan, and Bianca Rodrigues Jardim) and PBRI’s Program Director, Jo Luck. The network was established by students for students and early career researchers (ECRs) working in the field of plant health to facilitate networking, career advice, professional development, internships, and conference opportunities.  

Since its inception, the Student Network has attracted over 250 students globally and has delivered online meetings that focus on student-identified needs. Meeting topics have included career journeys, the value of science communication, and writing tips/tricks and provide diverse perspectives from a range of invited guests of different ages, living across various regions in Australia or internationally, and working in different fields (industry, university, government, etc.).  

Keep an eye on the PBRI website for the Ritman Scholars EOI registration form, to be released soon.  

Joining the PBRI Plant Health Student Networks 

Are you a student at any level from undergraduate, Honours, Masters, or PhD, or an ECR contributing towards plant health? You are invited to join the PBRI Plant Health Student Network by simply completing this form.

Follow the PBRI Plant Health Student Network for updates and career opportunities: 

Twitter/X: @PlantStudentNet  

LinkedIn: PBRI Plant Health Student Network