EVENT: Swiss Life Science (LS2) meeting 2016

15–16 Sept 2016, Amphimax/Amphipôle Lausanne


EVENT: Biology'16

11–12 Feb 2016, Anthropole Building, University of Lausanne


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Genetics and diversity of rhizobia-legume symbioses

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbiology

Inside specialized cells of leguminous plants, soil bacteria known collectively as rhizobia convert chemically inert atm...

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...

Molecular mechanisms of light-regulated growth and development in plants

Plant Photoreceptor-Mediated Signal Transduction

Both genetic and environmental factors influence growth and development of any living organism. Plant development is ver...

Plant-insect interactions: pollination and reproductive biology

Plant reproductive Biology


Understanding the dynamic of biological landscapes

Spatial Ecology

Global change including land use and climate changes are impacting ecosystems. Our studies seek to understand and foreca...

Vitamin metabolism and its relations to environmental stress

Plant Biochemistry and Physiology

Our research focuses on plant metabolism, in particular the biochemistry and physiology behind vitamin biosynthesis and ...

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