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Julia Santiago 2020 EMBO Young Investigator

EMBO welcomes its 2020 Young Investigators, among them is professor Julia Santiago, professor for plant signaling mechanisms at the University of Lausanne and member of the Swiss Plant Science Web.New EMBO Young Investigators will receive...
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Short-term pollutant peak concentrations severely underestimated

The mobile and automated MS2field mass spectrometer allows for on-site measurements of harmful substances in surface waters with high temporal resolution. The initial measurements using the device are reveal the extent to which peak...
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Zu Besuch bei aussterbenden Tieren und Pflanzen in der Schweiz. Still und leise verschwinden in der Schweiz unzählige Tier- und Pflanzenarten. Zusammen mit dem Fotografen Tomas Wüthrich begleiteten die Journalisten Gregor Klaus und Nicolas...
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Trop d’azote et de phosphore: lourde charge sur l’environnement en Suisse

En Suisse, les apports excessifs d’azote et de phosphore dans l’environnement nuisent gravement à la biodiversité, aux forêts et aux eaux ; ils accentuent le changement climatique et portent atteinte à la santé humaine. Tel est le constat...
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The world’s largest inventory of known (and accepted) plant species (names)

Leipzig researchers compile the world’s largest inventory of known plant species. It contains 1,315,562 names of vascular plants. It extends the number of recognised plant species and subspecies by some 70,000 – equivalent to about 20%. ...

Governments can curb over-fertilisation

Many countries could be using less nitrogen fertiliser in their agriculture without compromising their crop yields, as an international research team headed up by ETH scientists David Wüpper and Robert Finger are demonstrating. Reference...
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Highly cited researchers 2020

Congratulations to these members of the Swiss Plant Science Web, all of them outstandingly successful researchers in 2020! Each year the Web of Science publishes a list recognizing the world-class researchers. They are selected for their...
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Newsletter Center of Competence in Chemical Ecology

The Centre of Competence in Chemical Ecology (C3E) of the University of Neuchâtel just published its latest newsletter. The Center's Steering Committee is composed of these scientists: Ted Turlings (director C3E) fundamental and applied...
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Tobias Züst receives SNSF Eccellenza grant to launch research with his own team

The Swiss National Science Foundation just published its Eccellenza grantees list. This funding scheme offers 45 outstanding young researchers the opportunity to do research under optimal conditions for five years.Dr. Tobias Züst - member...

Cultures d’OGM : le Conseil fédéral veut prolonger le moratoire

Le Conseil fédéral souhaite prolonger de quatre ans le moratoire sur les cultures d’organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) à des fins agricoles. Lors de sa séance du 11 novembre 2020, il a décidé d’envoyer en consultation le projet de...