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Forum für Wissen 2020: Biodiversität im Schweizer Wald

Am Donnerstag, 26. November 2020 findet an der WSL das Forum für Wissen 2020: Biodiversität im Schweizer Wald statt. Schutz und Förderung der Biodiversität sind heute Bestandteile einer nachhaltig ausgerichteten, multifunktionalen...
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feminno – innovation and career development program for female scientists

feminno offers mentoring and career development for female scientists interested in innovation. The fourth call for applications for the feminno program is open until July 30th, 2020. The program addresses female researchers from Life...
Global Science Film Festival 2020

3rd Global Science Film Festival 2020

The event will be held in two cities: 6-7 November 2020 (ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich)13-14 November 2020 (Studio Central, Basel) Festival program includes film screening (feature and short films with the presence of the...
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Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2020

Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2020 will be held  20–21 November 2020, at the Natural History Museum of canton Ticino, Lugano TI,Switzerland. Satellite events on Friday November 20Main conference on Saturday November 21Local field trips...

Plant Bioinformatic Methods Specialization, 4 online courses

Plant Bioinformatic Methods Specialization encompassing 4 courses are being offered on Coursera.org: Bioinformatic Methods I, ( → starts on June 22, 2020)Bioinformatic Methods II, Plant Bioinformatics, and a Plant Bioinformatics Capstone ...
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EPSO statement on the EC study on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs)

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) welcomes the ongoing European Commission (EC) study on new genomic techniques (NGTs). They are defined as techniques capable of changing the genetic material of an organism, which have emerged...
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Newly Identified Gene Reduces Pollen Number of Plants

Producing fewer sperm cells can be advantageous in self-fertilizing plants. An international study led by the University of Zurich has identified a gene in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana that reduces the number of pollen. In addition...
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Gene drives: benefits, risks, and possible applications – A new fact sheet

Gene drives are genetic elements that skew the pattern of inheritance of a given characteristic in sexually reproducing organisms. They can be used to spread a trait that can alter or even reduce the numbers of individuals in wild...
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Assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change: Review the IPBES draft report

You are invited to review of the draft scoping report for the IPBES nexus assessment. Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders, With reference to notification EM/2020/4 (25 February 2020), I am pleased to announce...
Legume plants (Fabaceae) have a root nodule symbiosis

How bacteria fertilise soya

Soya and clover have their very own fertiliser factories in their roots. That's where bacteria manufacture ammonium, which is crucial for plant growth. This has long been common knowledge, but scientists have only recently described the...