EVENT: Alles Kaktus? - Sukkulentenausstellung

12 Jun 2015 – 10 Jan 2016, Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich


EVENT: Tackling Wicked Problems – PSC Summer School 2015

21–25 September 2015, Einsiedeln, Switzerland


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Perception of stress and the mechanisms of molecular chaperones

Heat-Shock Biology and the Mechanisms of Chaperone Actions

Our research is focused on molecular chaperones, proteins that assist the (un)folding of other proteins in the cell. Man...

Phyllosphere microbiome


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

Plant genetic networks – from databases to computational modeling

Functional Genomics

Using a systems biology approach, we are modeling biochemical pathways and regulatory processes that affect plant functi...

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...

Structure – function analysis of cutin and the cuticle in Arabidopsis


One of the important steps in the evolution of land plants is the formation of a primary barrier at the surface of aeria...

Understanding plant population, community, and invasion dynamics

Population and Community Ecology

Research in my group examines leading questions at the interface of plant population and community ecology. Though I am ...

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