EVENT: Swiss Life Science (LS2) meeting 2016

15–16 Sept 2016, Amphimax/Amphipôle Lausanne


EVENT: Biology'16

11–12 Feb 2016, Anthropole Building, University of Lausanne


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

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...

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...

Genetic basis of local adaptation

Molecular Ecology

Local adaptation represents the first step to speciation and therefore to biological diversification. Elucidating the ge...

Improve nutrient-use efficiency in agro-ecosystems

Plant Nutrition

One of the challenges of this century is to sustainably meet the needs of the growing world population. Increased food p...

Regulatory factors controlling cell wall formation

Molecular Genetics of Plant Development

The shape of plant cells and ultimately the entire plant is defined by the cell wall surrounding each cell. Cell walls n...

Tree carbon relations

Tree ecophysiology

Almost 90% of the global biomass is stored in trees. Knowing the reactions of trees and forests to the ongoing increase ...

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