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An operon-like transcript has been identified in plants

Operons were thought to be absent in plants. The research group of Michael Hothorn now reports the identification of an operon-like transcript in plants that allows for the concerted expression of a previously unknown cell-cycle regulator...
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Call for applications for the PhD School of Life Sciences at the Faculties of Medicine and Science, University of Geneva

The next call for applications to the PhD school of Life Sciences at the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of Geneva is now open. Application deadline is 23 April 2019. Interviews will be held from 24–26 June 2019.  The...

Why we are getting involved

Young people are on a climate strike, and researchers are supporting their cause. Reto Knutti, professor of climate physics at ETH Zurich, discusses an unexpected turn in the climate change debate and the role of science in society. ETH...
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Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world's inland waters

A study of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) found that at least 15% of the world’s inland waters are covered by protected areas, which is close to the global target of 17% set out in the CBD's Aichi Biodiversity Target...

Summer academies of the Swiss Study Foundation

The summer academies of the Swiss Study Foundation provide the students with opportunities to explore topics of actuality and to discuss them in a broader and interdisciplinary context. For topics visit:...

Food Systems in Transition – World Food System Summer School 2019

The question of how to feed the world while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time. From changes in land use to dietary shifts, contemporary transitions in the food...

Call for papers: Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that present validated insights into ways of managing mountain (agro)biodiversity so that it contributes to human wellbeing. Manuscripts should analyze interlinkages between mountain...

SCNAT creates the largest knowledge network on the landscape

Sprawl, loss of landscape diversity and biodiversity, mountain landscapes marked by climate change: Starting in 2019, the Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) is merging various of its activities in the new Landscape, Alps, Parks Forum.The...
Gene transfer Alloteropsis semialata Zambia © PA Christin, LT Dunning

Gräser können sich ohne Evolution anpassen

Um sich an die Umwelt anzupassen, übernehmen Gräser bestimmte Gene von verwandten Arten – und dies auf direktem Weg von Pflanze zu Pflanze, ohne Evolution über mehrere Generationen. Dies zeigt eine neue Studie unter Mitarbeit von...
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Science Europe publishes its recommendations for research data management

Science Europe has published recommendations on research data management (RDM). As a member of Science Europe, the SNSF supports this initiative. SourceSNF eNewsletter