Welcome to the website of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology. This website is the Swiss Portal for Plant Sciences. It offers information on plant science research, events and education at universities in Switzerland.

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Regenerative agriculture in Europe – new publication

A critical analysis of contributions to European Union Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Agriculture is the main driver of global deforestation and land conversion, and food systems account for more than a third of global…
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Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland

The annual Euresearch event will take place in Bern on 14 June 2022! The Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland is a unique occasion to learn more about the advantages that Swiss based researchers and innovators…
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A single gene controls species diversity in an ecosystem

To test if a single gene could affect an entire ecosystem, a research team of the University of Zurich conducted a lab experiment with a plant and its associated ecosystem of insects. They found that plants with a mutation at a specific…
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«Viertel vor Enzian» im Botanischen Garten Bern: Können Blumen die Zeit anzeigen?

Bereits vor knapp 300 Jahren beobachtete der schwedische Botaniker Carl von Linné, dass einige Pflanzenarten ihre Blüten zu bestimmten Tages- und Nachtzeiten öffnen und schliessen. Lässt sich daran die Zeit ablesen? Ein interdisziplinäres…
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Trendwende Klima und Biodiversität – Parlament trifft Wissenschaft

Forschende sprachen im Parlament in Bern über die Herausforderungen der Klima- und Biodiversitätskrise. Dabei wurden die Berichte des Weltklimarates und des Weltbiodiversitätsrates vorgestellt. Auf Einladung der Nationalratspräsidentin…
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Innovation starts with basic research

In an interview to Swiss Biotech Report 2022, data scientist Ernst C. Wit explains which factors are important for an innovative country. Switzerland has consistently been the most innovative country in the world over the last eleven…