CALL FOR DISCUSSION: PHOTOSYN/bionet.photosyn

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Mon Mar 15 21:35:32 EST 1993


We have received a proposal for a new newsgroup, PHOTOSYN/bionet.photosyn.

Proposed USENET name: bionet.photosyn
E-mail address: photosyn at net.bio.net
                photosyn at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion will now be open through 25 March on BIOFORUM/bionet.general
(*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).

Please do not post one-line messages saying only "I am in favor of
such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter and to propose modifications prior to the vote.  The
discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light of the
discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call for votes
which will go out on 26 March.

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

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Proposal to establish PHOTOSYN/bionet.photosyn

Discussion leader:  Jonathan B. Marder
   Internet: MARDER at AGRI.HUJI.AC.IL |      Department of Agricultural Botany
   Bitnet:   MARDER at HUJIAGRI        | /\/  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
   Phone:    (08 or +9728) 481918   |/  \  Faculty of Agriculture
   Fax:      (08 or +9728) 467763   /      P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

PHOTOSYN/bionet.photosyn charter:

The Photosynthesis Researchers' newsgroup will serve the interests of
professionals and students involved in all aspects of Photosynthesis
research.  This service has until now been provided by a distribution list
(PHOTOSYN at VM.TAU.AC.IL).

Here are some examples of use of the list:-

- Requests for technical information regarding protocols, materials,
  equipment, etc., used for photosynthesis-related research.

- Advertisement of academic positions and requests for employment
  (including postdoctoral positions, studentships, etc.)

- Distribution of photosynthesis-related journal listings
  Full listings:- Photosynthesis Research, Plant and Cell Physiology,
                  Photosynthetica, BBA (Bioenergetics section).
  Extracts     :- By a keyword search of bionet.journals

- Announcement of scientific meetings.

- Other assorted announcements

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