Past PSC Symposia

The PSC organizes annual symposia on topics at the forefront of the plant sciences. These events are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for young scientists to interact with experts in diverse research areas. In alternate years, the PhD students of the Plant Science PhD Student Association(PS)2A take charge of planning and implementing the symposium (* marks all symposia organized by PSC PhD-students).

Past Symposia

* Symposium organized by PSC PhD students.

Year Title
2018* Breakthroughs in Plant Sciences
2017

Dynamics of Plant Development and Evolution

2017 Symposium booklet with program and abstracts (PDF, 704 KB)

2016*

Plants for Health

2016 Symposium booklet (PDF, 1557 KB)

Pictures (by Thomas Lanners), presentations, video of the panel discussion, etc.

2015

Unlocking the Potential of Diversity

2015 Symposium booklet (PDF, 642 KB)

2014* Rooted – Successful Strategies of Sessile Beings
2013 Plants in a Changing Climate
2012

Trends and Advances in Plant Biology

2012*

Plants Replacing Fossil Fuels?

2011

Understanding Plant Phenotypes

2010* Plants Meeting Future Challenges – Food and Energy for Society in a Changing Environment
2009 Plant-Microbe Interactions
2008* Plants and People – Mutual Dependence in the 21st Century
2007 Plant Reproductive Systems – From the Molecular Basis of Reproduction to Pollination Ecology
2006* Feeding the Needs of Tomorrow – Plant Sciences from Basics to Applications
2005 Plant Genome Evolution and Regulation
2004 Plant Systems Biology – From Cells to Communities
2004* Challenges in Plant Sciences
2003 Plant Health
2002 Molecular Evolution and Development in Plants
2001 Crop Improvement through Understanding Plant Biology – the Root System
2000

Biodiversity and conservation, chemical signalling, new research directions in Zurich

1999

Gene networks and plant-environment interactions

1998 First PSC Symposium