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Univ Basel Botanischer Garten Flyer Tropenhauseröffnung Mai 2023

Neues Tropenhaus – Tag der offenen Tür, Samstag, 27. Mai 2023

Es ist soweit, das Tropenhaus des Botanischen Gartens der Universität Basel wird eröffnet. Das im Tropenhaus repräsentierte tropische Ökosystem gehört zu den wichtigsten der Welt und ist für das System Erde von herausragender Bedeutung.…
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Neonicotinoids and their substitutes in sustainable pest control – new EASAC publication

The European Commission proposed a new Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) that will seek to better apply integrated pest management (IPM) and reduce pesticide use and risk. It is part of the Farm to Fork…
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FameLab – Talking Science, semi-finals in Basel

Come and support young scientists at the Basel selection for FameLab, the international competition for science communication! Participants have 3 minutes to win the judges and the crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content,…
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Call for abstracts: Chloroplast Biology 2023 - conference in Zurich

Submit your abstract to the "Chloroplast Biology 2023" conference that will be held 26-27 June 2023 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. This is a great opportunity for you or your group members to present latest work to an international audience.…

Summer School «PROMOWOOD – Promotion of wood as key element for achieving net zero»

Registration opened for the Summer School «PROMOWOOD – Promotion of wood as key element for achieving net zero» is open. The Summer School will take place from August 19 to 26, 2023 in Davos (Switzerland). The application deadline is May…

Call for abstracts: Annual Meeting GfÖ 2023

The online registration is now open and the call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters has been published. The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be held from 12 to 16…
Language extinction triggers the loss of unique medicinal knowledge. Copyright: Cámara-Leret & Bascompte (2021) PNAS 118 (24): e2103683118.

Rodrigo Camara Leret – New member of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology

The Swiss Society of Plant Biology welcomes its new member Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Cámara Leret. Visit his personal research portfolio Biocultural conservation. Rodrigo Cámara is SNSF Starting Grant Professor at the University of Zurich, where…
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Charlotte Grossiord – New member of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology

The Swiss Society of Plant Biology welcomes its new member Prof. Dr. Charlotte Grossiord. Visit her personal research portfolio Heat and drought impact on trees and forest ecosystems. Charlotte Grossiord is assistant professor in Plant…
The microbial communities of composts can supress soil-borne diseases. Pot assay with cress plants attacked by Globisporangium ultimum. image: Pascale Flury Uni Basel

Pascale Flury – New member of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology

The Swiss Society of Plant Biology welcomes its new member Dr. Pascale Flury. Visit her personal research portfolio Plant-beneficial rhizobacteria. Pascale Flury is a research associate and chairs a research team in the Department of…
Microscopic section of an Arabidopsis thaliana seed. Image by Sylvain Loubéry Uni Geneva

An internal thermometer tells the seeds when to germinate

A research group at Geneva University has discovered the mechanisms by which seeds decide to remain in «hibernation» or to trigger germination depending on the outside temperature. Germination is a crucial stage in the life of a plant as…