EVENT: Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing – Rights and duties in scientific research

9 Sep 2016, Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern, Bern


EVENT: EUCARPIA – Plant Breeding, the Art of Bringing Science to Life

29 Aug to 1 Sep 2016, EZH Zürich


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Cassava biotechnology research

Crop Improvement

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important starchy food crop in the tropics and subtropics. Our cassava projects...

Chlorophyll breakdown

Chloroplast Metabolism

Chlorophyll breakdown is the most obvious sign of leaf senescence, but occurs also during fruit ripening and as response...

Chromatin and transcriptome dynamics during sexual plant reproduction

Molecular Genetics of Plant Development

Sexual reproduction in flowering plants involves several cell fate transitions: (i) vegetative-to-reproductive transitio...

Evolutionary genomics and ecology of macro- and microevolutionary transitions

Evolutionary Genomics

Our group is fascinated by the diversity and evolution of living organisms, populations and ecological systems. Our prim...

Forage crop genetics

Forage Crop Genetics

The implemented Forage Crop Genetics group mainly aims at developing genetic and genomic tools that can assist plant bre...

Limits to the adaptive evolution process

Evolutionary Biology

The process of adaptive evolution – in the simplest models – occurs as long as selection acts on the population and ...

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12.05.2016 to 16.10.2016

Von den Tropen in die Stube – Vielfalt der Gesneriengewächse (Ausstellung)

20.05.2016 to 30.10.2016

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21.08.2016 to 11.09.2016