EVENT: International Fascination of Plants Day 2017

18 May 2017, global


EVENT: 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26–30 Jun 2017, Geneva


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Discovering how chloroplasts are made

Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis

The chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis in plants. Most of the chloroplast proteins must be imported from the cyto...

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...

Plant pathology

Plant Pathology

Monika Maurhofer is the leader of a research group with interest in elucidating the multitrophic interactions going on i...

Understanding the dynamic of biological landscapes

Spatial Ecology

Global change including land use and climate changes are impacting ecosystems. Our studies seek to understand and foreca...

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 ...

Volatile organic compounds-mediated plant-microbe communication

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Unlike animals, plants do not possess olfactory receptors neither associated neural networks. However, plant cells do co...

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29.05.2017 to 02.06.2017

Understanding Risks and Resilience in Plant Systems, PSC summer school 2017

11.06.2017 13:00 to 18:00


12.06.2017 to 30.06.2017

Summer School: Integrated Land Use Systems (ILUS)

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