News Archive 2019

Eight PhD positions available

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The RESPONSE Doctoral Program is currently offering 8 PhD positions (early-stage researcher) for 36 months (100%) each. Work at the interface of science & policy, and of science & innovation at ETH Zurich, University of Zurich or the University of Basel.

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Plant Response to Environment Across Scales

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Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, ETH Zurich, Auditorium Maximum HG F30

This conference will present advances in plant science research on genomics, phenomics, and enviromics.

Participants are encouraged to present their own work during the poster session. Four poster abstracts will be selected for flash talks (10 min) (Flash talks: reserved for PSC members). PSC will award poster prizes and a special award for the best «augmented reality» poster.

Extended deadline for registration and abstract submission: 25 Nov 2019

Conference registration & poster abstract submission CLOSED

Science and Policy Mentoring: Careers in Science or Policy, or both?

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This course offers a perspective on possible career paths at the interface of science with policy. Recent graduates, including some PSC PhD program “Science and Policy” alumni, and other senior professionals present their career paths in government, politics, NGOs or private companies.

Dates: Sep 11, Sep 25; Oct 9, Oct 23; Nov 13; Dec. 12th (16:00–19:00 h)

Contact: Luisa Last

Above- and Below-ground Biodiversity for Sustainable Ecosystems – Symposium

14-15 November 2019 at Agroscope, Zurich, Reckenholz.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 June 2019.

Flyer (PDF, 411 KB) Website

2nd Symposium on Participatory Research to Foster Innovation in Agriculture, 28-29 Aug 2019

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The 2nd Symposium on Participatory Research to foster Innovation in Agriculture symposium will address such important issues.

Poster and paper submission deadline: closed on 10 August 2019

https://www.sgf-cotton.org/

PSC at Scientifica 2019: Science Fiction – Science Facts

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• Scientifica Workshop: Superfood? Genfrass? Diskussionsversuch jenseits der Kontroversen

Freitag, 30. August 2019 – Sonntag, 1. September 2019
Hauptgebäude der Universität Zürich und der ETH Zürich

Anmeldung (kostenlos):
https://www.scientifica.ch/events/workshops/Superfood-Genfrass-Diskussionsversuch-jenseits-der-Kontroversen/
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• Scientifica Familienprogramm: Eine Space-Kapsel für Pflanzen

Samstag 31. Aug: 16.00–17.00 h
Anmeldung (kostenlos):
https://www.scientifica.ch/events/familienprogramm/Workshops-f-r-Kinder-und-Jugendliche/Eine-Space-Kapsel-fuer-Pflanzen/
SO: 11.00–12.30h, 13.00–14.30h, 15.00–16.30h

Programmhttps://www.scientifica.ch

43rd New Phytologist Symposium – Interaction networks and trait evolution

1-4 July 2019 at University of Zurich, main auditorium, Rämistrasse 71, Zürich.

Website: https://www.newphytologist.org/symposia/43

EGF – Eucarpia Joint Symposium 2019

24–27 June 2019 at ETH Zurich.

Website: https://www.egfeucarpia2019.ch

Aufruf: Gemeinsame Planung von Forschung zu Themen der ökologischen Landwirtschaft und der alternativen Ernährungssysteme

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Als gesellschaftliche Akteure formulieren Sie aktiv Ihre Fragen und Bedürfnisse, auf welche Sie sich Antworten und Lösungen aus der Wissenschaft wünschen. Zusammen mit Forschenden der ETH Zürich, Universität Zürich oder Universität Basel planen Sie Forschung zu Themen der ökologischen Landwirtschaft und der alternativen Ernährungssysteme.

Aus diesen Fragestellungen können bis zu vier Forschungsprojekte entstehen, die einer namhaften Stiftung zur Förderung vorgeschlagen werden dürfen. Bei positivem Förderentscheid, werden diese über 4 Jahre mit einem Dissertationsprojekt begleitet werden.

Bewerbungsschluss: 24. April 2019

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Round Table: What's next after the EJC judgement on gene editing?

11 April 2019,  16:00 – 17:30
Audimax, ETH Zurich, ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Zürich,


The participants of the TNAM 2019 conference take a tri-national view on the main issues and potential consequences of the ruling of the European Court of Justice (EJC) on organisms obtained by mutagenesis.

Invited guests

  • Prof. Holger Puchta (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Franziska Schwab (Small Farmers Association, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Jean-Marc Neuhaus (Institut de Biologie, Université de Neuchâtel Member of the Swiss Ethics Commission for Non-Human Biotechnology)
  • Prof. Matthias Mahlmann (Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, Member of the Swiss Ethics Commission for Non-Human Biotechnology)
  • Prof. Eva Benková (Institut of Science and Technology IST, Austria)


Moderated by Andreas Hirstein (Journalist at NZZ)
 
Discussions will be held in German.
 
The panel discussion is organized by PlantHUB - A European Industrial Doctorate Program funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722338.

Tri-National Arabidopsis Meeting TNAM, 10-12 April 2019 in Zurich

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The TNAM 2019 conference is jointly organized by the ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center.

Important dates
October 2018: Registration and Abstract submission opened
December 31, 2018: Early bird registration deadline
January 15, 2019: Deadline for submission of speaker and poster abstracts
March 1, 2019: Registration deadline
April 10-12, 2019: Tri-National Arabidopsis Conference 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland

https://www.tnam2019.ethz.ch/

Vernissage Klimagarten 2085 an der Fachhochschule Rapperswil

Öffentliche Vernissage der Ausstellung Klimagarten 2085 an der HSR Rapperswil
1. April 2019, Beginn 17.15 Uhr, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil


- Begrüssung: Prof. Alex Simeon, Prorektor Leistungsbereich aF&E, HSR
Zukunft und Klima: Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischlin, Leiter Fachgruppe Terrestrische Systemökologie ETH Zürich und Mitempfänger des Friedensnobelpreises, der dem IPCC verliehen wurde.
Die Entstehung des Klimagartens: Dr. Juanita Schläpfer, Wissenschaftskommunikatorin und Künstlerin, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center.

Anschliessend Apéro. Flyer (PDF, 275 KB). Medienmitteilung Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center & HSR (PDF, 706 KB).

https://www.hsr.ch/klimagarten2085

PSC Webseite Klimagarten 2085

Alpine Plant Ecology – Summer School 2019

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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 costs are CHF 400 (exclusive travel expenses).

Flyer (PDF, 462 KB)