EVENT: Global Change Day 2017

11 Apr 2017, Freies Gymnasium, Bern


EVENT: 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26–30 Jun 2017, Geneva


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Molecular genetic control of seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana

Plant Developmental Genetics, Hormone Signaling

Land plant’s success to colonize different continental environments lies in part in their ability to produce seeds: st...

Organization of plant populations and communities

Experimental Plant Ecology

Biodiversity – the variety of individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems and the natural processes occurring in...

Plant-insect interactions: pollination and reproductive biology

Plant reproductive Biology


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...

The role of carbon metabolism in drought stress tolerance

Plant Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry

Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of carbon partitioning (between starch and sugars) at di...

Understanding spatial accommodating responses during plant development

Plant Cell Biology

Osmotically-driven turgor pressure of plant cells can be higher than that of a car tire. It puts tremendous forces onto ...

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Polygenic Adaptation and Genomic Data, Summer School and Symposium This is to announce a Summer School followed by a two-day research Symposium  Summer School on "Integrated Methods to...

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