Breakthroughs in Plant Sciences

PSC Symposium 5 December 2019

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Venue: ETH Auditorium Maximum HG F30, Rämistr 101, Zurich

This conference will present major advances in plant science research.

Participants are encouraged to present their own work during the poster session.


Session Speaker Presentation title
9:00- 9:30
Prof. Beat Keller
University of Zurich and Plant Science Center
Highlighting the achievements of the PSC in the past 20 years
SESSION I: Plant ecology and evolution
9:30 - 11:00
Prof. Cyril Zipfel
University of Zurich
Plant Health and Symbiotic Interactions
Prof. Detlef Weigel
MPI Tübingen
Plant Genetics
Prof. Jen Sheen
Harvard Medical School
Plant signal transduction
Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00 - 11:30
SESSION II: Plant signaling and development
11:30 - 13:00
Prof. Elena Conti
University of Zurich
Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Prof. Ansgar Kahmen
University of Basel
Isotope Analysis
Lunch and Poster Session
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION III: Applied Technologies
14:30 - 16:00
Prof. Luca Comai
University of California Davis
Prof. Caixa Gao
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS
Genome Editing in Crops
Poster awards and concluding remarks
16:00 - 16:45
Prof. Sam Zeeman
ETH Zurich, Head of PSC
Apéro at BQM Zurich
16:45 onwards

Organizing committee

• PSC doctoral students
Claudio Cropano
Sabrina Fluetsch
Maximilian Vogt
Tiago Miguel Dias Cruz
Alessio Maccagni
Miguel Loera Sánchez (Contact)

• PSC staff
Manuela Dahinden
Romy Kohlmann

Advisory board

Prof. Samuel C. Zeeman, ETH Zurich
Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich
Prof. Kentaro Shimizu, University of Zurich
Prof. Elena Conti, University of Zurich
Prof. Jonathan Levine, ETH Zurich
PD Dr. Günter Hoch, University of Basel
Dr. Stefan Hörtensteiner, University of Zurich
PD Dr. Thomas Städler, ETH Zurich
Prof. em. Thomas Boller, University of Basel
Prof. em. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich
Prof. em. Christian Körner, University of Basel