EVENT: biology17

2–3 Feb 2017, University of Bern


EVENT: Plants for Health – PSC Symposium 2016

1 Dec 2016, Auditorium Maximum, ETH Zurich


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Cassava biotechnology research

Crop Improvement

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important starchy food crop in the tropics and subtropics. Our cassava projects...

Genetic basis of local adaptation

Molecular Ecology

Local adaptation represents the first step to speciation and therefore to biological diversification. Elucidating the ge...

Perception of stress and the mechanisms of molecular chaperones

Heat-Shock Biology and the Mechanisms of Chaperone Actions

Our research is focused on molecular chaperones, proteins that assist the (un)folding of other proteins in the cell. Man...

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...

Radiation of the Cape flora

Systematic Botany

The species diversity in Angiosperms is not evenly distributed around the globe, nor among different phylogenetic lineag...

Tree ecology

Tropical Rain Forest Ecology

The focus of our group is on fundamental research into tropical rain forests, their structure, dynamics and functioning,...

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How plants manage excess solar energy Life on earth largely depends on the conversion of light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis by plants. However,...


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