Professors and Senior Scientists

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Prof. Dr. Jake Alexander Experimental plant ecology Plant Ecology
Dr. Aurélien Bailly Volatile organic compounds-mediated plant-microbe communication Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Dr. Célia Baroux Chromatin and transcriptome dynamics during sexual plant reproduction Molecular Genetics of Plant Development
Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte Networks of species interactions and biodiversity Community Ecology
Prof. Dr. Bruno Baur Plants and animals in a rapidly changing environment Conservation Biology
PD Dr. Reinhard Berndt Systematic mycology Systematic Mycology
Dr. Navreet K. Bhullar Cereal biotechnology research for crop improvement Plant Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Thomas Boller Molecular aspects of symbiosis and pathogenesis in plants Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Dr. Patrick Brunner Evolutionary biology of plant pathogens Plant Pathology
Prof. Dr. Nina Buchmann Biogeochemistry and biodiversity of agro- and forest ecosystems Ecosystem Functioning and Global Change
PD Dr. Else Bünemann Microbial functions in soil nutrient dynamics Plant Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Elena Conti An integrative phylogenetic approach to elucidate the evolution of plant diversity Plant Evolution and Systematics
Dr. Claudia Cosio Environmental sciences Environmental Sciences
Prof. Dr. Daniel Croll Evolutionary genomics of plant-pathogen interactions Evolutionary Genetics
Prof. Dr. Consuelo De Moraes Biocommunication & ecology Biocommunication & Ecology
Prof. Dr. Leo Eberl Interactions of bacteria with plants Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Matthias Erb Secondary metabolites in plant-herbivore interactions Molecular and Chemical Plant-Herbivore Interactions
Prof Dr. Werner Eugster Greenhouse gas fluxes in forests and agroecosystems Biosphere–Atmosphere Exchange Processes
Prof. Dr. Christian Fankhauser Molecular mechanisms of light-regulated growth and development in plants Plant Photoreceptor-Mediated Signal Transduction
Prof. Dr. Edward Farmer Plant molecular biology Plant Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer Plant ecology Plant Ecology
Prof. Dr. Teresa Fitzpatrick Vitamin metabolism and its relations to environmental stress Plant Biochemistry and Physiology
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Frossard Improve nutrient-use efficiency in agro-ecosystems Plant Nutrition
Dr. Hannes A. Gamper Experimental fungal community assembly Molecular Ecology of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Dr. Claude Garcia Human-forest interface in subtropical and tropical regions – Forest management and development group (ForDev) Biodiversity Conservation – Natural Resources Management
PD Dr. Markus Geisler Functional interactomics of auxin transport Molecular Plant Physiology - Hormone Transport
Prof. Dr. Niko Geldner Developmental cell biology of plants Developmental Cell Biology of Plants
Prof. Dr. Cesare Gessler Plant pathology Plant Pathology
Prof. Dr. Jaboury Ghazoul Plant-animal interactions and ecosystem function Ecology of Plant Reproduction
Prof. Dr. Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont Chloroplast biogenesis and light acclimation Genetics of Photosynthesis
Prof. Dr. Pierre Goloubinoff Perception of stress and the mechanisms of molecular chaperones Heat-Shock Biology and the Mechanisms of Chaperone Actions
PD Dr. Jason Grant Plant systematics and taxonomy Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus Genetic and epigenetic control of plant reproduction Plant Developmental Genetics
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem Plant genetic networks – from databases to computational modeling Functional Genomics
Prof. Dr. Antoine Guisan Spatial modelling of plants species distribution Spatial Ecology
PD Dr. Marcus Hall Plants and society Environmental History
Prof. Dr. Christian Hardtke The molecular basis of plant growth & development Molecular Genetics & Natural Genetic Variation
Dr. Manfred Heinlein Macromolecular trafficking and intercellular communication in plants Molecular and Cellular Plant-Virus Interactions
PD Dr. Günter Hoch Tree carbon relations Tree ecophysiology
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hörtensteiner Chlorophyll breakdown Chloroplast Metabolism
Dr. Matthew Horton Identifying the genes important in plant ecology and evolution Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics
Prof. Dr. Michael Hothorn Structural plant biology Structural Biology & Cell Biology & Genetics
Dr. Colin Hughes Dynamics of neotropical plant diversification Plant Systematics and Evolution
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jacomet Archaeobotany Archaeobotany
Prof. Dr. Daniel Jeanmonod Plant systematic and biodiversity laboratory Plant Systematic and Biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Pauline Jullien Methylome dynamics during Arabidopsis reproduction Development and Epigenetic
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Kahmen Responses of plants and ecosystems to global environmental change Physiological Plant Ecology
Prof. Dr. Beat Keller The cereal genomes: hidden treasures for evolutionary genomics and agronomy Plant Molecular Biology
Dr. Michael Kessler Tropical plant biodiversity and biogeography Tropical Pant Biodiversity and Biogeography
Prof. Dr. Felix Kessler Discovering how chloroplasts are made Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis
Dr. Chris J. Kettle Plant conservation genetics and applied molecular ecology Conservation Genetics and Applied Molecular Ecology
Prof. em. Dr. Christian Körner Ecosystem function and biodiversity under global change Plant Ecology
Dr. Oliver Kötting Plant energy metabolism and redox homeostasis Plant Biochemistry
Dr. Simon Krattinger Broad-spectrum resistance against fungal diseases in cereals Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Prof. Dr. Christoph Küffer Global change ecology Global Change Ecology
Prof. Dr. Cris Kuhlemeier Plant developmental biology Plant Developmental Biology
Prof. Dr. Adrian Leuchtmann Grass endophytes Plant Ecological Genetics
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Levine Understanding plant population, community, and invasion dynamics Population and Community Ecology
Prof. Dr. Christian Lexer Evolutionary genomics of plant adaptation and speciation Plant Evolutionary Genomics
Prof. Dr. Peter Linder Radiation of the Cape flora Systematic Botany
Prof. Dr. Luis Lopez-Molina Molecular genetic control of seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana Plant Developmental Genetics, Hormone Signaling
Prof. Dr. Enrico Martinoia The role of ABC and vacuole transporters in plants Molecular Physiology
Prof. Dr. Felix Mauch Molecular plant-microbe interactions Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Mauch-Mani Induced resistance and priming against biotic and abiotic stress Plant Pathology
Dr. Monika Maurhofer Plant pathology Plant Pathology
Prof. Dr. Bruce McDonald Population genetics and evolutionary biology of plant pathogenic fungi Plant Pathology
Prof. em. Dr. Jean-Pierre Métraux Molecular aspects of pathogenesis in plants Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Dr. Bruno Müller Cytokinin's role in embryonic root stem-cell formation Plant Developmental Genetics
Prof. Dr. Heinz Müller-Schärer Ecology and evolution in invasive plants Plant Population Ecology
Dr. Yamama Naciri Understanding plant speciation and diversification patterns Biodiversity and Evolution
Dr. Christiane Nawrath Structure – function analysis of cutin and the cuticle in Arabidopsis Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Neuhaus Plant cell and molecular biology Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. David Newbery Tree ecology Tropical Rain Forest Ecology
PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus Consequences of environmental change on plant communities and plant-soil interactions Global Change and Soil Ecology
PD Dr. Reto Nyffeler Adaptation and diversification of succulent plants Comparative Evolutionary Biology and Systematics
Dr. Astrid Oberson Phosphorus and nitrogen (re-)cycling in agro-ecosystems Plant Nutrition
Prof. Dr. John Pannell Ecology and evolution of plant sexual systems Ecology and Evolution of Plant Sexual Systems
Prof. Dr. Christian Parisod Plant ecological genomics Plant Genome Evolution and Diversification
Prof. Dr. Loïc Pellissier Understanding the dynamic of biological landscapes Spatial Ecology
Dr. Xavier Perret Genetics and diversity of rhizobia-legume symbioses Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbiology
Dr. Andrea R. Pluess Plant adaptation and genetic connectivity in the face of climate change Plant Population Biology
Prof. Dr. Yves Poirier Plant metabolic pathways and phosphate homeostasis Plant Molecular Biology-Metabolic Pathways
PD Dr. Mikhail M. Pooggin Silencing and innate immunity in plant defense against viruses Molecular Plant Virology
Prof. Dr. Sergio Rasmann Evolutionary ecology of above-belowground plant-animal interaction Mechanistic Community Ecology, Soil Ecology
PD Dr. Didier Reinhardt Regulation of growth, nutrition, and symbiosis in plants Molecular Plant-Microbe interactions, Plant Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Doris Rentsch Transport of organic nitrogen in plants and parasitic protozoa Molecular Plant Physiology
Prof. Dr. Philippe Reymond Plant defenses against insects Molecular Studies of Plant-Insect Interactions
Prof. Dr. Christoph Ringli Regulatory factors controlling cell wall formation Molecular Genetics of Plant Development
Prof. Dr. Jean-David Rochaix Chloroplast signaling Acclimation to Changing Environmental Conditions
Prof. Dr. Antia Rodríguez Villalon Plant cell differentiation - Which role for phosphoinositides? Plant Vascular Development
Dr. Anne Roulin Genetic basis of local adaptation Molecular Ecology
Prof. Dr. Clara Sánchez Rodríguez Plant cell wall dynamics in plant growth and stress response Plant Cell Biology
Prof. Dr. Ian R. Sanders Genetics and evolution of the mycorrhizal symbiosis Molecular Genetics and Evolution
Dr. Diana Santelia The role of carbon metabolism in drought stress tolerance Plant Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Julia Santiago Cuellar Plant signaling mechanisms Cell Wall Signaling and Remodeling
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman Remote sensing of the plant pigment system Vegetation-light Interactions, Biodiversity Measurement from Space
Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub Spatial ecology and remote sensing Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing
Prof. Dr. Florian P. Schiestl Chemical and evolutionary ecology of plant - insect interactions Systematic Botany
Dr. Philipp Schlüter The molecular basis of pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation and speciation Evolutionary Biology
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid Organization of plant populations and communities Experimental Plant Ecology
Dr. Christian Schöb Plant-plant interactions Plant Community Ecology
Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu How genomic changes promote adaptation and speciation in Arabidopsis relatives and in tropical trees Evolutionary Functional Genomics / Systems Biology
Dr. Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi Polyploidization and stress response in plants Evolutionary Genomics
Prof. Dr. Johan Six Elucidating and promoting sustainable agriculture across the world Sustainable Agroecosystems
Dr. Thomas Städler Evolutionary genetics and reproductive isolation in wild tomatoes Plant Evolutionary Genetics
Prof. Dr. Jürg Stöcklin Plant life in alpine habitats Plant Population and Evolutionary Biology
PD Dr. Peter Stoll Plant population dynamics Plant Ecology
Dr. Sebastian Streb Primary carbohydrate metabolism and protein complexes Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Bruno Studer Forage crop genetics Forage Crop Genetics
Dr. Peter Szövényi Evolutionary genomics and ecology of macro- and microevolutionary transitions Evolutionary Genomics
PD Dr. Zerihun Tadele Crop breeding and genomics Plant Genetics and Development
Dr. Federica Tamburini Oxygen isotope in phosphate, a new approach to study the soil/plant system Plant Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Willy Tinner Ecosystem and vegetation responses to climatic change, disturbance and land use Paleoecology and Vegetation Dynamics
Dr. Elisabeth Truernit Phloem development and function Plant Development
Prof. Dr. Ted Turlings Chemical signals involved in plant-insect interactions Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Roman Ulm UV-B perception and signalling in plants Plant Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Marcel Van der Heijden Symbiosis and soil biodiversity as a driver of plant growth and ecosystem functioning Plant Soil Interactions
Dr. Hervé Vanderschuren Cassava biotechnology research Crop Improvement
Prof. Dr. Joop Vermeer Understanding spatial accommodating responses during plant development Plant Cell Biology
Prof. Dr. Olivier Voinnet RNA Biology RNA Biology
Prof. Dr. Julia Vorholt Phyllosphere microbiome Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Achim Walter Plant growth and phenotyping Crop Science
Dr. Caroline Weckerle Ethnobotany Ethnobotany
Prof. Dr. Laure Weisskopf Volatile-mediated impact of bacteria on plants Plant-microbe Interactions, Phytopathology, Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Alex Widmer Understanding the genetic basis of ecological and evolutionary processes Plant Ecological Genetics
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Willi Limits to the adaptive evolution process Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Samuel Wüst Ecological and developmental genetics Ecological and Developmental Genetics
Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Zeeman Plant primary metabolism - From basic research to crop productivity Plant Biochemistry
Dr. Tobias Züst Costs and benefits of phytochemical diversity in coevolved systems Chemical Ecology of Plant-herbivore Interactions