Broadening the reach of the plant sciences


The Plant Science Center (PSC) leverages its cross-university mission and organization to advance ambitious research initiatives. Our 700 member scientists represent a wide spectrum of plant-related disciplines, and the PSC provides a nexus for approaching questions in the plant sciences that require coordinated effort. The PSC provides platforms for intellectual interaction and a source for PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships for students ready to face these challenges.

PhD and Postdoc Funding and Fellowship Programs

The PSC actively seeks and administers funds for PhD and Postdoc fellowships to link top students from around the world with advisors researching pressing topics in the plant sciences. The 7th Framework Marie Curie Actions (EU), the Mercator Foundation Switzerland, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Syngenta all provide opportunities through the PSC for advanced studies in Switzerland and in prominent laboratories around the world.

Link to Funding and Fellowships

Research Directions

Among the 700 members of the Plant Science Center, there is more exciting research happening than can be effectively summarized on a webpage, but we can highlight a few examples. You will find a list of and links to our affiliate institutes on this page.

Link to Research Directions

Research Networks

PSC members are active in a broad spectrum of national and international research networks, many of which reach beyond the plant sciences to other aspects of biology and society.

Link to Research Networks