Plant Community Ecology
Prof. Dr. Andy Hector, Zurich-Basel PSC, University of Zurich, Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
The research interests of Andy Hector’s group focus on how biodiversity is maintained, how it is lost, and the...
Acclimation to Changing Environmental Conditions
Prof. Dr. Jean-David Rochaix, Arc Lémanique PS, University of Geneva, Department of Botany and Plant Biology
Plants and algae are constantly subjected to changes in light quality and quantity and need to adapt rapidly to maintain...
Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis
Prof. Dr. Felix Kessler, BeNeFri, University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Biology
The chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis in plants. Most of the chloroplast proteins must be imported from the...
Plant Developmental Genetics
Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus, Zurich-Basel PSC, University of Zurich, Institute of Plant Biology
Our research centers on the genetic and epigenetic control of plant reproduction. We are interested in both sexual...
Evolutionary Functional Genomics / Systems Biology
How genomic changes promote adaptation and speciation in Arabidopsis relatives and in tropical trees
Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu, Zurich-Basel PSC, University of Zurich, Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Darwin proposed the first conclusive theory to explain biodiversity with two principles: adaptation by natural...
Prof. Dr. Richard S. Smith, BeNeFri, University of Bern, Institute of Plant Sciences
Our research uses mathematical and computer simulation techniques to investigate questions in plant development. Working...
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem, Zurich-Basel PSC, ETH Zurich, Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Using a systems biology approach, we are modeling biochemical pathways and regulatory processes that affect plant...
Tropical Pant Biodiversity and Biogeography
Dr. Michael Kessler, Zurich-Basel PSC, University of Zurich, Institute of Systematic Botany