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18 May 2022 – International Fascination of Plants Day

The world is celebrating the Fascination of Plants Day 2022. For this purpose numerous interactive events around the theme of plants are offered to the public. This special day focuses on the essential role of plant science to society. The…
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Regenerative agriculture in Europe – new publication

A critical analysis of contributions to European Union Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Agriculture is the main driver of global deforestation and land conversion, and food systems account for more than a third of global…
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Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland

The annual Euresearch event will take place in Bern on 14 June 2022! The Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland is a unique occasion to learn more about the advantages that Swiss based researchers and innovators…
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A single gene controls species diversity in an ecosystem

To test if a single gene could affect an entire ecosystem, a research team of the University of Zurich conducted a lab experiment with a plant and its associated ecosystem of insects. They found that plants with a mutation at a specific…
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«Viertel vor Enzian» im Botanischen Garten Bern: Können Blumen die Zeit anzeigen?

Bereits vor knapp 300 Jahren beobachtete der schwedische Botaniker Carl von Linné, dass einige Pflanzenarten ihre Blüten zu bestimmten Tages- und Nachtzeiten öffnen und schliessen. Lässt sich daran die Zeit ablesen? Ein interdisziplinäres…
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Trendwende Klima und Biodiversität – Parlament trifft Wissenschaft

Forschende sprachen im Parlament in Bern über die Herausforderungen der Klima- und Biodiversitätskrise. Dabei wurden die Berichte des Weltklimarates und des Weltbiodiversitätsrates vorgestellt. Auf Einladung der Nationalratspräsidentin…
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Innovation starts with basic research

In an interview to Swiss Biotech Report 2022, data scientist Ernst C. Wit explains which factors are important for an innovative country. Switzerland has consistently been the most innovative country in the world over the last eleven…
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Call for contributions: Botanical Collections – Implications for Present-Day Research conference

Call for abstracts in disciplines that leverage herbarium specimens. We particularly encourage contributions that make use of specimens in non-standard ways and that push the boundaries of what is currently possible. Bauhin symposium,…
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Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland

The Horizon Europe Info Day – Funding Opportunities for Switzerland is a unique occasion to learn more about the advantages that Swiss based researchers and innovators can take while applying to the European Framework Programme. You will…
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Botanik-Tagung 2022, Bonn: Abstract submission deadline is 14 April

The deadline for the abstract submission expires on 14 April 2022. Botanik-Tagung 2022 – International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences 28 August–01 September 2022 | Bonn | Germany Topics • Plant RNA biology • Evolution…