Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
Connectivity – Plant interactions reloaded
The symposium will highlight the manifold interactions plants are engaged in. The interactions range from the molecular to the environmental level and are indispensable for development, reproduction, nutrient exploitation and disease resistance against pathogens. Currently, genome sequencing, computational advances, high resolution imaging, new modelling approaches and a whole range of high-throughput technologies bring us new paths to study plant networks. Interactions drive evolution and shape the natural communities. Studying plant connectivity at different levels, in a more contextual way and combining different disciplines is key to move forward in our understanding of the plant systems.
This multidisciplinary research can be integrated in an ecological framework where optimal management of nature's ecological functions and biodiversity may improve agricultural system performance, efficiency and farmers' livelihoods.
PSC junior scientists are invited to present posters and flash talks. Three poster awards will reward the best presenters.
Session 1: Plant-plant interactions
Session 2: Plant-microbe interactions
Session 3: Plant-animal interactions
Alicia Abarca, Laura Herold, Henning Muehlenbeck, Giacomo Potente, Zhenzhu Xiao (University of Zurich)
Santiago Perez Bernal (University of Basel)
Yuanyuan Liang (ETH Zurich)
PSC staff members
Manuela Dahinden, Romy Kohlmann, Luisa Last
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