Geologically vibrant continents produce higher biodiversity

Using a new mechanistic model of evolution on Earth, researchers at ETH Zurich can now better explain why the rainforests of Africa are home to fewer species than the tropical forests of South America and Southeast Asia. The key to high…
Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich ©Bruederli

Prestigious Ramon Margalef Prize awarded to ecologist Jordi Bascompte

Jordi Bascompte, Professor of Ecology at the University of Zurich, was awarded the prestigious Ramon Margalef Prize in recognition of his mathematical work on the description of biological networks. Jordi Bascompte is a member of the Swiss…
Felix Mauch, Université de Fribourg

Rest in Peace Felix

We sadly announce the passing-away of our cherished member Felix Mauch, professor of Molecular plant-microbe interactions at the University of Fribourg, Department of Biology.
Visualization of suberin (induced toward the bottom root tip) in Arabidopsis thaliana with an intensity-stained gradient. Marie Barberon UniGe

The defensive arsenal of plant roots

Plants adapt to their nutritional needs by modifying the permeability of their roots through the production or degradation of a cork-like layer called suberin. By studying the regulation of this protective layer in Arabidopsis thaliana, an…
Acker, Jan Kroon, pexels

Nationalrat verlängert Gentech-Moratorium bis Ende 2025

Der Nationalrat hat das Moratorium für den Anbau von gentechnisch veränderten Pflanzen in der Landwirtschaft um weitere vier Jahre bis Ende 2025 verlängert. Er hat die entsprechende Botschaft des Bundesrates mit 144 zu 27 Stimmen bei 19…
Bruno Studer ETH Zurich

Erklärvideo zu molekularer Pflanzenzüchtung

In der Videoserie «Ask the Expert» beantworten Fachpersonen der ETH Zürich Fragen aus der Community. In dieser Ausgabe gibt Bruno Studer Auskunft zum Thema molekulare Pflanzenzüchtung. Er ist Professor für molekulare Pflanzenzüchtung am…