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Questionable extension of Access and Benefit Sharing

Interesting new read on the expansion of the CBD Nagoya Protocol regulations to include "digital sequence information". The authors advocate to rethink the global policy of Access and Benefit Sharing. The article explains the...

Prize for Young Scientists open for applications

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is a global prize, established in 2013, aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers. The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for...
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Plant-based technology to develop a COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago announced that it produced Virus-Like Particles (VLP) of the coronavirus just 20 days after receiving the SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequence, using a plant-based technology. Production of the VLP is...
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Questionable extension of Access and Benefit Sharing

Interesting new read on the expansion of the CBD Nagoya Protocol regulations to include "digital sequence information". The authors advocate to rethink the global policy of Access and Benefit Sharing. The article explains the importance...

Second ERC Advanced Grant for Julia Vorholt

Congratulations to our Swiss Plant Science Web member Julia Vorholt, Professor of Microbiology at ETH Zurich, who has been awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant. Her new project focuses on ways to impart specific abilities to cells....

Evolution as a narrative in teaching biology

What is life? This question is the starting point not for a philosophy lecture, but for the newly designed Bachelor’s degree programme in biology at ETH Zurich. With it, the department is embarking on an entirely new path. Revealing...
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RESPONSE – 7 open doctoral positions

Call for PhD applications within the RESPONSE Doctoral Programme «to society and policy needs through plant, food and energy sciences» is open now. Application deadline is: 1 July 2020. RESPONSE Doctoral Programme (DP) is offering 7...
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Forschungskonzept Umwelt für die Jahre 2021–2024

Neue Publikation aus dem Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)auf DeutschDie Umweltforschung bildet die Grundlage für die Früherkennung und Analyse von Umweltproblemen und ermöglicht die Erarbeitung von Lösungen zum Schutz unserer Umwelt und...

Science and Plants for Schools: teaching resources

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. Websitehttps://www.saps.org.uk
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Ricardo Machado – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Dr. Ricardo AR Machado. Visit his personal SPSW research portfolio Bioluminescence as a regulator of multitrophic interactions belowground. Ricardo chairs a research group in the...