EVENT: Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems - Future challenges and opportunities, gtö Conference

7-10 April 2015, Zürich


EVENT: International Fascination of Plants Day 2015

18 May 2015, Switzerland and globally


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Chloroplast signaling

Acclimation to Changing Environmental Conditions

Plants and algae are constantly subjected to changes in light quality and quantity and need to adapt rapidly to maintain...

Ecological and developmental genetics

Ecological and Developmental Genetics

The study of genetic variation in ecologically relevant plant traits can lead to an understanding of evolutionary proces...

Induced resistance and priming against biotic and abiotic stress

Plant Pathology

Plants have evolved inducible defence mechanisms to protect themselves against biotic and abiotic stresses. Upon inocula...

RNA Biology

RNA Biology


The molecular basis of pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation and speciation

Evolutionary Biology

Divergent selection by the environment can result in the establishment of reproductive isolation and, thereafter, the di...

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...

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