EVENT: Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2017

18 November 2017, Lugano, Switzerland


EVENT: IsoCycles 2017

15-20 Oct 2017, Monte Verita, Ticino, Switzerland


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Adaptation and diversification of succulent plants

Comparative Evolutionary Biology and Systematics

The succulent life form is a tried and true strategy for flowering plants to thrive in arid environments. The adaptation...

Cereal biotechnology research for crop improvement

Plant Biotechnology

Cereals, such as rice and wheat, are important source of food worldwide but they contain very low levels of bioavailable...

Grass endophytes

Plant Ecological Genetics

Symbiotic associations between organisms are common in ecosystems, but mutual benefits may be conditional depending on t...

Plant cell wall dynamics in plant growth and stress response

Plant Cell Biology

The plant cell wall is a complex network of carbohydrate-based polymers that controls overall plant morphogenesis and pr...

The molecular basis of plant growth & development

Molecular Genetics & Natural Genetic Variation

A central feature of plant development is the post-embryonic formation of the majority of plant organs in a reiterative ...

Volatile-mediated impact of bacteria on plants

Plant-microbe Interactions, Phytopathology, Microbiology

Understanding how organisms communicate to establish mutualistic interactions is our key research interest. We focus on ...

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