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

Establishment of membrane fences and local cell wall modifications in plants

Cell Biology

Biological context: A protein that is exclusively present in a subregion of the plasma membrane is defined as pol...

Evolutionary genomics and ecology of macro- and microevolutionary transitions

Evolutionary Genomics

Our group is fascinated by the diversity and evolution of living organisms, populations and ecological systems. Our prim...

Limits to the adaptive evolution process

Evolutionary Biology

The process of adaptive evolution – in the simplest models – occurs as long as selection acts on the population and ...

Plant ecology

Plant Ecology

Most of our research is concerned with drivers and functional consequences of biodiversity change, with the ecology and ...

Plant primary metabolism - From basic research to crop productivity

Plant Biochemistry

The domestication of crops was a landmark in the development of human civilisation. Today, most of our food and many of ...

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...

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