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Alpine Plant Ecology Summer School 2019

Alpine Plant Ecology – Summer School on Alpine Plant Life14-20 July 2019Central Alps, Switzerland Lecturers Erika Hiltbrunner, Christian Körner, Univ. Basel Jake Alexander, Univ. Lausanne ContentThis graduate course is offered by the...

Promoting talents and new ideas for food systems of the future

ETH Zurich and EPFL, in cooperation with longstanding Swiss industry partners Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé, launch the Future Food Initiative. The initiative promotes innovative research approaches for sustainable food production. A select...
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Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health – International PhD and Postdoc Summer School

The first One Health-International PhD and Post-Doc Summer School entitled «Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health» will consist of conceptual keynote lectures on soil, plant and gut microbiomes and their links to environmental...
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SwissPLANT 2019

Senior plant scientists – members of the Swiss Plant Science Web – meet in Meiringen for the 3-day SwissPLANT 2019 conference to share and discuss current advances in plant biology research in Switzerland.
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Wheat Resistance Gene also Protects Corn and Barley against Fungal Disease

Plant researchers at the University of Zurich have developed transgenic corn and barley lines with improved resistance against several fungal diseases thanks to the wheat resistance gene Lr34. Following successful tests in the greenhouse,...
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Fascination of Plants Day – 18 May 2019

The fifth international “Fascination of Plants Day” is being launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as...
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Inequality promotes deforestation in Latin America

Agricultural expansion is the main cause of deforestation in Latin America. Improving agricultural productivity can either enable forest conservation, or promote more deforestation. A new University of Bern study highlights the role played...

Highly cited researchers 2018

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...

Call: TWAS Research Grants

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. Grants are awarded to individual...
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Schweiz nutzt naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen schlecht

Die Schweiz nutzt ihre über 60 Millionen Objekte umfassenden, naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen schlecht. Gegenwärtig sind nur 17 Prozent der Objekte digital erfasst und damit für wissenschaftliche Auswertungen wirklich zugänglich. Dies...