EVENT: Plant Wax Conference 2015

16–20 June 2015, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland


EVENT: International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR)

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Current Research Topics in the SPSW

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...

Environmental sciences

Environmental Sciences

My research is at the interface between plant biology and ecotoxicogenomics. I explore plant’s response from genes thr...

Plant cell differentiation - Which role for phosphoinositides?

Plant Vascular Development

A central question in plant development is how cells acquire their final fate. An extreme example of cell differentiatio...

Plant-animal interactions and ecosystem function

Ecology of Plant Reproduction

The ecology of plant reproductive processes underlies the composition and dynamics of ecosystems and is essential for th...

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...

Silencing and innate immunity in plant defense against viruses

Molecular Plant Virology

The frontline of plant defense against non-viral pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and oomycetes is provided by PAMP-tri...

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