ETH ZurichUniversity of Basel

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Panel discussion

Plant Sciences, Patents and Food Security – Panel discussion

International guests from renowned institutions will discuss about “Plant Sciences, Patents and Food Security”. The plenary discussion is public and will be moderated by the PhD fellows Guillaume Lacavé, Sofia Nobre and Arianna Nigro (Marie Curie Actions research and fellowship program - IDP BRIDGES) and Dr. Philipp Aerni, Director, Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability CCRS, at the University of Zurich.
Friday, 9 Oct 2015
, 16:15–18:15h, ETH Zurich, Building LEE E 101, Leonhardstr 21. No registration is required.

Interface – a Science & Policy blog

In this blog IDP BRIDGES PhD students discuss up-to-date topics related to plant science and policy. Weblink:

NL Fall 2015

PSC Newsletter

The current PSC Newsletter edition offers information on people, events, research, education, and outreach activities.


The Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC) is a competence center linking and supporting the plant science research community of the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.

The PSC promotes fundamental and applied research in the plant sciences. We seek creative approaches to research mentoring and coursework for students and postdocs, and we provide platforms for interactions with peers, policymakers, industry and stakeholders. We help graduate students put together the right package of classes in the plant sciences, statistics, policy, communication and other transferrable skills. And, we help match students and PIs with appropriate funding sources to take on some of society’s most important questions.


PhD and Postdoc Funding and Fellowship Programs
Research Directions
Research Networks

Graduate Education

Master's Coursework
PhD Program in Plant Sciences
PhD Program in Science & Policy


Conferences and Symposia
Plant Sciences at School - Teacher Training Events
Public Outreach Activities


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