EVENT: Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems - Future challenges and opportunities, gtö Conference

7-10 April 2015, Zürich


EVENT: International Fascination of Plants Day 2015

18 May 2015, Switzerland and globally


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Chloroplast biogenesis and light acclimation

Genetics of Photosynthesis

Chloroplasts are organelles of the plant cell that specialize in photosynthesis. In this process, light energy from the ...

Microbial functions in soil nutrient dynamics

Plant Nutrition

A good understanding of biological cycling of phosphorus in terrestrial ecosystems is important in view of both decreasi...

Model organism proteomics and protein regulation

Plant Biotechnology

Protein level and protein activity are not solely determined by their respective mRNA levels, but regulation occurs also...

Secondary metabolites in plant-herbivore interactions

Molecular and Chemical Plant-Herbivore Interactions

How well plants interact with the biotic and abiotic environment determines their survival in nature and yield in agricu...

Spatial ecology and remote sensing

Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing

Solar radiation and its partitioning in vegetation canopies is an important factor influencing ecosystem processes such ...

UV-B perception and signalling in plants

Plant Molecular Biology

Sunlight is of utmost importance to plants, not only as energy source but also as an environmental signal regulating gro...

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