EVENT: International Fascination of Plants Day 2017

18 May 2017, global


EVENT: 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26–30 Jun 2017, Geneva


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Chlorophyll breakdown

Chloroplast Metabolism

Chlorophyll breakdown is the most obvious sign of leaf senescence, but occurs also during fruit ripening and as response...

Discovering how chloroplasts are made

Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis

The chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis in plants. Most of the chloroplast proteins must be imported from the cyto...

Networks of species interactions and biodiversity

Community Ecology

We combine mathematical models, simulations, and data set analyses to address fundamental and applied questions in ecolo...

Plant cell differentiation - Which role for phosphoinositides?

Plant Vascular Development

A central question in plant development is how cells acquire their final fate. An extreme example of cell differentiatio...

Plant growth and phenotyping

Crop Science

More versatile and efficient crop production systems require an in-depth understanding of dynamic plant growth processes...

Spatial modelling of plants species distribution

Spatial Ecology


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29.05.2017 to 02.06.2017

Understanding Risks and Resilience in Plant Systems, PSC summer school 2017

11.06.2017 13:00 to 18:00


12.06.2017 to 30.06.2017

Summer School: Integrated Land Use Systems (ILUS)

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