Responsible Research and Innovation in Plant Sciences – PSC Summer School 2018

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Participate in the PSC 2018 PhD Summer School. It offers training on the responsible research and innovation framework (RRI) of the European Union. Students will actively apply the concept to exemplary plant research fields such as breeding, smart farming, digitalization in agriculture or genome editing (CRISPR/Cas-method) including to their own research project.

In this one-week course, participants will be guided through the science-in-society research processes that include anticipation, reflection, and responsiveness and adaptation of research to societal needs and views. For details see:

Registration Deadline: 15th May 2018

Latsis Symposium 2018 «Scaling-up Forest Restoration»

Pine forest
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. © Jaboury Ghazoul

6-7 & 9 June 2018, ETH Zurich
Information and registration:
Organizers: Jaboury Gazhoul, Nicole Kalas (ETH Zurich), Carole Rapo (Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center)

• Alpine Plant Ecology – Summer School on Alpine Plant Life

Swiss Central Alps, 15–21 July 2018

Erika Hiltbrunner, Christian Körner, Jürg Stöcklin (University of Basel), and Jonathan Levine (ETH Zurich)

Extended registration deadline: 31 March 2018.

This graduate course is offered by the University of Basel and the Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC) for advanced biology students with basic plant science training. Course topics include microclimatology, ecophysiology, bio- diversity, reproductive biology, vegetation and ecosystem ecology. The course will include lectures, field excursions and project work. Participation is limited to 24 students. Full board cost is CHF 400 (does not include travel expenses to Furka).

Contact: Franziska Grob

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