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15-16 February 2018, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


EVENT: Plant Biology Europe 2018

18–21 June 2018, Copenhagen Denmark


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Discovering how chloroplasts are made

Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis

The chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis in plants. Most of the chloroplast proteins must be imported from the cyto...

Ecosystem function and biodiversity under global change

Plant Ecology

Plant ecology studies the interaction between plants and their environment. Ecosystem science considers life processes a...

Evolutionary ecology of above-belowground plant-animal interaction

Mechanistic Community Ecology, Soil Ecology

Which biotic and abiotic factors drive variation in species interactions remains a central question in ecology. In our l...

Plant cell differentiation - Which role for phosphoinositides?

Plant Vascular Development

A central question in plant development is how cells acquire their final fate. An extreme example of cell differentiatio...

Responses of plants and ecosystems to global environmental change

Physiological Plant Ecology

Plants are fundamental components of the earth system. Their ability to assimilate atmospheric CO2 and to tra...

RNA Biology

RNA Biology


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