EVENT: Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing – Rights and duties in scientific research

9 Sep 2016, Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern, Bern


EVENT: EUCARPIA – Plant Breeding, the Art of Bringing Science to Life

29 Aug to 1 Sep 2016, EZH Zürich


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Broad-spectrum resistance against fungal diseases in cereals

Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Cereal crops in the field are constantly attacked by fungal pathogens, such as the rust diseases, Fusarium or mildews. F...

Ecosystem and vegetation responses to climatic change, disturbance and land use

Paleoecology and Vegetation Dynamics

We use a long-term perspective to address questions about the ecological and societal consequences of climatic change. O...

Forage crop genetics

Forage Crop Genetics

The implemented Forage Crop Genetics group mainly aims at developing genetic and genomic tools that can assist plant bre...

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...

The molecular basis of plant growth & development

Molecular Genetics & Natural Genetic Variation

A central feature of plant development is the post-embryonic formation of the majority of plant organs in a reiterative ...

Vitamin metabolism and its relations to environmental stress

Plant Biochemistry and Physiology

Our research focuses on plant metabolism, in particular the biochemistry and physiology behind vitamin biosynthesis and ...

Welcome to the Swiss Portal for Plant Sciences

On this portal you find information on plant science research and education at Swiss universities:


News Flash RSS-Feed der News


Legumes are different Significance of findings: Leaf traits are used to drive models of global carbon fluxes and understand plant evolution. Many...


SNF key decisions: Development of career funding schemes for the 2017-2020 period The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF set the course for development of the future career funding schemes once the financial...

Upcoming Events RSS-Feed der Veranstaltungen

12.05.2016 to 16.10.2016

Von den Tropen in die Stube – Vielfalt der Gesneriengewächse (Ausstellung)

20.05.2016 to 30.10.2016

Le jardin des pharaons (exposition)

21.08.2016 to 11.09.2016