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Beweisstück Unterhose: Einladung zum Mitmachen

Erforsche das Bodenleben in deinem Acker, Garten, oder vor dem Haus. Mach mit beim Citizen Science Projekt ‘Beweisstück Unterhose’. Am 7. April 2021 geht es los. Es stehen insgesamt 1'000 Unterhosen-Bodensets zur Verfügung: 500 für…
Biologist Marcel van der Heijden with corn plants: fungi can boost yields by over 20 percent. (Image: Marc Latzel)

Increasing agricultural yields with fungi

Biologist Marcel van der Heijden aims to increase agricultural yields – not just with artificial fertilizers, pesticides, and GM technology, but also fungi and other microorganisms. He's not afraid to resort to less conventional research…
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Christelle Robert – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Prof. Christelle Robert. Visit her personal SPSW research portfolio Infochemicals that shape interactions between organisms. Christelle chairs a research group in the Institute of Plant…
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Le glossaire illustré pour la botanique de terrain / Das illustrierte Pflanzen-Glossar

Pour quiconque s’intéresse aux plantes sauvages et cherche à les décrire ou à utiliser des clés de détermination, l’apprentissage du langage propre à la botanique est un incontournable. Ce livre richement illustré aide à se familiariser…
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Webinar: CRISPR/Cas for genome editing – today and tomorrow

The CRISPR/Cas technology has revolutionized the field of genome editing. The technology has been widely adopted in research and is leading to the development of a wide range of applications. But how do we deal with new technologies like…
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Uni Basel Masterstudies Info event: 18 March

University of Basel Master Studies Info Evening Thursday, 18 March 2021 17-20 Uhr virtual Information and (free) registration www.unibas.ch/infoabend • Plant Science at 17h00 The Master course in Plant Science builds upon the strength of…
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Stellungnahme zur Verlängerung des Gentechnik-Moratoriums / position changement de la loi du génie génétique

Vernehmlassungsanwort der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz zur Verlängerung des Moratoriums zum Inverkehrbringen von gentechnisch veränderten Organismen (Anpassung Artikel 37a des Gentechnikgesetzes) Aus Sicht der Akademien der…
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Let there be green!

It is responsible for the green color of plants: scientists just revealed the essential mechanisms for the emergence of photosynthesis at the level of plant cells. By integrating a diverse set of techniques, this study, praised by several…
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RESPONSE – 6 open doctoral positions (3 in plant sciences)

Call for PhD applications within the RESPONSE Doctoral Programme «Response to society and policy needs through plant, food and energy sciences» (Call 4). Application deadline is: 1 July 2021 (23:00h). RESPONSE Doctoral Programme (DP) is…
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The contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development

This report provides a comprehensive synthesis of the scientific findings of the SysCom long-term project in the tropics. The findings address the differences between alternative (organic and agroforestry) and conventional production…