EVENT: Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems - Future challenges and opportunities, gtö Conference

7-10 April 2015, Zürich


EVENT: International Fascination of Plants Day 2015

18 May 2015, Switzerland and globally


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Epigenetic control of gene Expression


Epigenetics encompasses a variety of highly conserved molecular mechanisms that provide an additional layer of informati...

Functional diversity of mycorrhizal symbiosis

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

In mycorrhizal symbiosis, plant roots interact with friendly fungi and form a mixed organ called mycorrhiza where nutrie...

Molecular aspects of symbiosis and pathogenesis in plants

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Plants interact with microbes (bacteria and fungi), in both friendly and hostile ways – this is the essence of plant ...

Plant pathology

Plant Pathology

Cesare Gessler has been active in plant pathology at ETH for 35 years. During 2003-2008 he also led a research centre in...

Population genetics and evolutionary biology of plant pathogenic fungi

Plant Pathology

Plant pathogens evolve rapidly to overcome the disease control strategies that are deployed against them. Resistance gen...

Understanding plant speciation and diversification patterns

Biodiversity and Evolution

I am interested in understanding speciation and diversification patterns of plants, questioning the role of adaptation i...

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