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



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

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...

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...

Genetics and evolution of the mycorrhizal symbiosis

Molecular Genetics and Evolution

Our work focuses on the mycorrhizal symbiosis between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. The symbiosis occurs...

Genome-wide patterns of nucleotide diversity and divergence in wild tomatoes (Solanum section Lycopersicon)

Plant Evolutionary Genetics

Under a genealogical (coalescent) perspective, DNA sequence data obtained from many unlinked genes contain footprints of...

Molecular plant-microbe interactions

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Our research centers on molecular aspects of the interaction between plants and the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora. Phyt...

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