17 June - 16 July 2017, Switzerland


EVENT: 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26–30 Jun 2017, Geneva


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

How genomic changes promote adaptation and speciation in Arabidopsis relatives and in tropical trees

Evolutionary Functional Genomics / Systems Biology

Darwin proposed the first conclusive theory to explain biodiversity with two principles: adaptation by natural selection...

Macromolecular trafficking and intercellular communication in plants

Molecular and Cellular Plant-Virus Interactions

Intercellular communication in plants plays pivotal roles in the orchestration of development and defence responses and ...

Plant systematic and biodiversity laboratory

Plant Systematic and Biodiversity

From ecosystems to genes, the lab concentrates on the study of plants and fungi, as well as the biodiversity that they r...

Radiation of the Cape flora

Systematic Botany

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

Understanding the genetic basis of ecological and evolutionary processes

Plant Ecological Genetics

Our work aims at understanding the genetic basis of ecological and evolutionary processes. To achieve this goal, we comb...

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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