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


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Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Phyllosphere microbiome


Plants do not exist as sterile organisms but are populated by microorganisms both below (rhizosphere) and above the grou...

Plant systematics and taxonomy

Plant Systematics and Taxonomy

My research focuses on the taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography and natural history of North and South Americ...

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...

Structural plant biology

Structural Biology & Cell Biology & Genetics

Plants are nature’s other successful experiment with multicellular life. We are interested in signaling and metabolic ...

Transport of organic nitrogen in plants and parasitic protozoa

Molecular Plant Physiology

Nitrogen is one of the most limiting nutritional factors for plant growth and productivity. Therefore diverse and comple...

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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