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Call Future Food Fellowship open now

ETH Zurich and EPFL have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative (“Future Food Initiative”) together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé as the first partners on board, with the possibility for...
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Highly cited researchers 2019

This list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. Among...
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Ohne Bakterien und Pilze sähe es auf der Erde aus wie auf dem Mars

Unsere Böden filtern Trinkwasser und lassen Nahrungsmittel wachsen. Diese Leistung können sie jedoch nur vollbringen, weil in ihnen Tausende von Pilz- und Bakterienarten leben, die wie Räder eines Uhrwerks zusammenarbeiten. Das weisen...
Entomopathogenic nematodes, Fadenwurm Uni Bern,  Bild Anouk Guyer

How nematodes outsmart the defenses of pests

The western corn rootworm, one of the world's most damaging maize pests, can use plant defense compounds to defend itself against its own natural enemies, so-called entomopathogenic nematodes. However, the nematodes can become immune...
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«Die Idee»: Mission B – Zwischenbilanz nach sieben Monaten

Das Projekt «Mission B» ruft auf zu mehr Biodiversität in der Schweiz. In rund 5700 Projekten wurden die Fläche von etwa 100 Fussballfeldern umgekrempelt. Tausende haben sich bisher an dem Projekt beteiligt. Bruno Baur, Professor für...
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My Bank - Fish diversity on ocean banks

DRIVEBANKS is a research programme analyzing drivers of fish extinction and colonization on oceanic banks. Its primary objective is to explore drivers of variation and change in species diversity and turnover in marine ecosystems by...
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Fading Petunias

Through heat, saline soil or aridity, the environment can directly influence the activity of genes. As the biologist Ueli Grossniklaus has demonstrated, in plants these epigenetic changes can sometimes be inherited. Prof. Ueli...

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for foreign scholars and artists for the 2020-2021 academic year

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the...

Fertile Ground

We have to make use of the abundance of nature, says Bernhard Schmid. The environmental scientist is calling for more biodiversity in agriculture, as crop mixtures produce better yields and are more sustainable than monoculture farming...
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Syngenta Stiftung unterstützt Verbesserung der äthiopischen Zwerghirse

Die Basler Syngenta Stiftung für Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft unterstützt das «Tef Improvement Project» unter der Leitung von PD Dr. Zerihun Tadele, Universität Bern. Das Projekt entwickelt bessere Sorten der äthiopischen Getreideart Tef. Es...