EVENT: Familien-Expedition Alpine Pflanzen

18–19 Juli 2015, Alpine Forschungsstation ALPFOR, Furkapass (Kanton Uri)


EVENT: Tackling Wicked Problems – PSC Summer School 2015

21–25 September 2015, Einsiedeln, Switzerland


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Biological activity and role of syrbactins in host-microbe interactions

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

aaSyringolin, a representative of syrbactins, constitutes a novel class of proteasome inhibitors secreted by a group of ...

Grass endophytes

Plant Ecological Genetics

Symbiotic associations between organisms are common in ecosystems, but mutual benefits may be conditional depending on t...

Molecular mechanisms of light-regulated growth and development in plants

Plant Photoreceptor-Mediated Signal Transduction

Both genetic and environmental factors influence growth and development of any living organism. Plant development is ver...

Phloem development and function

Plant Development

The plant phloem is part of the vascular tissue and consists of several highly specialized cell types. Within phloem cel...

Plant cell and molecular biology

Plant Cell and Molecular Biology


Plant conservation genetics and applied molecular ecology

Conservation Genetics and Applied Molecular Ecology

Humans continue to modify landscapes at an alarming rate. Major consequences of this are the fragmentation of habitats i...

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