EVENT: Global Change Day 2017

11 Apr 2017, Freies Gymnasium, Bern


EVENT: 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26–30 Jun 2017, Geneva


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...

Cytokinin's role in embryonic root stem-cell formation

Plant Developmental Genetics

Despite the essential role of plants to support animal life on earth, our understanding of plant developmental processes...

Phosphorus and nitrogen (re-)cycling in agro-ecosystems

Plant Nutrition

Globally food demand is increasing while natural resources are shrinking. Human alterations of nutrient cycles are a maj...

Plant adaptation and genetic connectivity in the face of climate change

Plant Population Biology

Plants are expected to react to climate change with adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, migration or extinction. Given th...

Polyploidization and stress response in plants

Evolutionary Genomics

Polyploidization is a frequently observed phenomenon in plant species. It has played an important role as a driving forc...

The cereal genomes: hidden treasures for evolutionary genomics and agronomy

Plant Molecular Biology

We are studying the genomes of the grass species wheat, barley and rice to analyze genome evolution in cereals. Plant ge...

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