Fwd: ASAPbio-CABI webinar ‘Preprints - Accelerating plant sciences and agriculture’ - promotion and a couple of reminders

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Sridhar Gutam

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Apr 10, 2021, 3:55:06 AMApr 10
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Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to join us for a webinar entitled Preprints – Accelerating plant sciences and agriculture. The webinar will take place on Thursday 29 April at 3pm BST and will focus on driving innovation in research with rapid, free and open communication.

Please feel free to sign up here and share this link with your networks via social media or re-post our social media posts about the event:

· Facebook

· LinkedIn

· Twitter

We would very much like to attract funders, librarians, policy makers and researchers to the webinar and have an action-packed agenda with 4 lightning, 5-minute talks and a lively panel debate. We have a range of interesting topics and a list of prestigious speakers from around the world:

· Niklaus Grünwald – Research Plant Pathologist at the Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, courtesy Professor at Oregon State University, founding Editor-in-Chief for CABI Agriculture and Bioscience

o Presenting on subjects including preprints and how they fit into the publication process

· Sridhar Gutam – Senior Scientist at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research. Convenor for Open Access India, founder of the Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, agriRxiv and IndiaRxiv

o Presenting on subjects including the value of preprints for researchers in agricultural sciences

· Samantha Hindle – Content Manager at bioRxiv and medRxiv, Co-founder of PREreview

o Presenting on subjects including the use of bioRxiv by plant scientists

· Stephanie van Wyk – Post-doctoral research fellow at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria

o Presenting on subjects including the value of preprints for early-career researchers in plant and agricultural sciences

Moderators:

· Andy Robinson, Managing Director, Publishing and Knowledge Business, CABI 

· Iratxe Puebla, Associate Director, ASAPbio

I hope you find the topic of interest and look forward to seeing you at the webinar. Here again is the sign up link.

Best wishes,

Sridhar Gutam
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