EVENT: Familien-Expedition Alpine Pflanzen

18–19 Juli 2015, Alpine Forschungsstation ALPFOR, Furkapass (Kanton Uri)


EVENT: Tackling Wicked Problems – PSC Summer School 2015

21–25 September 2015, Einsiedeln, Switzerland


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Adaptation and diversification of succulent plants

Comparative Evolutionary Biology and Systematics

The succulent life form is a tried and true strategy for flowering plants to thrive in arid environments. The adaptation...

Genetics and diversity of rhizobia-legume symbioses

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbiology

Inside specialized cells of leguminous plants, soil bacteria known collectively as rhizobia convert chemically inert atm...

Phosphorus and nitrogen (re-)cycling in agro-ecosystems

Plant Nutrition

Globally food demand is increasing while natural resources are shrinking. Human alterations of nutrient cycles are a maj...

Plant molecular biology

Plant Molecular Biology

We work on the jasmonate pathway which controls plant immunity to herbivores. Jasmonates are lipid-derived molecules whi...

Systematic mycology

Systematic Mycology


The cereal genomes: hidden treasures for evolutionary genomics and agronomy

Plant Molecular Biology

We are studying the genomes of the grass species wheat, barley and rice to analyze genome evolution in cereals. Plant ge...

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