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



Archaeobotany is part of environmental archaeology. It concerns the study of plant macro- and microremains (mainly seeds...

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

Plant Community Ecology

The research interests of Andy Hector’s group focus on how biodiversity is maintained, how it is lost, and the consequ...

Chloroplast biogenesis and light acclimation

Genetics of Photosynthesis

Chloroplasts are organelles of the plant cell that specialize in photosynthesis. In this process, light energy from the ...

Establishment of membrane fences and local cell wall modifications in plants

Cell Biology

Biological context
A protein exclusively present in a subregion of the plasma membrane is said polarly local...

Experimental fungal community assembly

Molecular Ecology of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

We aim at understanding the ecological and evolutionary determinants of biodiversity in natural arbuscular mycorrhizal f...

Macromolecular trafficking and intercellular communication in plants

Molecular and Cellular Plant-Virus Interactions

Intercellular communication in plants plays pivotal roles in the orchestration of development and defence responses and ...

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SNSF Ambizione grants – Important changes for the 2017 call The SNSF announces several changes for its multi-year programme 2017-2020. The Ambizione funding period will be extended...


Enhancing the Multilateral System on Access and Benefit-sharing for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture More than 130 signatory countries to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) are...