2014 PSC Symposium

Rooted: Successful Strategies of Sessile Beings

All day Friday, 7 November 2014

We are excited to present this year’s edition of the PSC Symposium, Rooted: successful strategies of sessile beings. Our organizational team consists exclusively of PhD students from different plant science disciplines. We are bringing together a diverse set of researchers to explore plant strategies and adaptations for coping with being sessile. Topics range from plant development, secondary metabolites in response to environmental changes, to their shaping of plant evolution.

We invite you to join us for this occasion, where scientists from Switzerland and abroad will engage in dialog on current directions in the plant sciences.

Admission is free of charge.

All attendees are encouraged to present their own work in the poster session. From all the abstracts that are handed in, one will be selected for an oral presentation (15 minutes) during each of the main sessions. Please submit your poster abstract until October 3, and indicate in the registration form whether you would like to be considered for an oral presentation. This event is organized with financial support of the Graduate Campus.


  • Ian T. Baldwin, MPI Jena, Germany, more information here.
  • John L. Bowman, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, more information here.
  • Liam Dolan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, more information here.
  • Wolfgang Busch, GMI Vienna, Austria, more information here.
  • Consuelo De Moraes, ETH Zürich, Switzerland more information here.
  • Markus Schmid, MPI Tübingen, Germany, more information here.
  • Didier Reinhardt, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, more information here.
  • Marc Boutry, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, more information here.
  • Delphine Chinchilla, University of Basel, Switzerland, more information here.

The day's preliminary program can be downloaded from here:

psc_symp_flyer (PDF, 568 KB)


*Obligatory fields

Registration deadline for poster/oral presentation: Closed!

Registration deadline for symposium participation: 24 October, 2014

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The symposium will take place in the Auditorium Maximum HG F 30 in the main building of the ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101.


If you have any further questions, please contact us here: our_email.