Syngenta-PSC Symposia

8th PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2021

This year's PSC-Syngenta Symposium will take place on November 3rd 2021, 10:00 - 17:00h.

Oral presentations by the current Syngenta fellows on the progress of their projects will be supplemented by the following keynotes:

  • Pengjuan Zu, ETH Zurich
  • Tobias Züst, University of Zurich
  • Angela Bearth, ETH Zurich
  • Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta
  • Kelly Racette, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), NGO
  • Willy Rueegg, Syngenta

Programm (PDF, 1 MB)

Please note: This symposium is a hybrid event. Current Fellows and PIs of the PSC-Syngenta Fellowship Program are invited to participate in persona at the Syngenta Crop protection AG research site in Stein. 

Other PSC and Syngenta members are warmly welcome to register for online participation via Zoom.

Online registration

 

Contact: Romy Kohlmann

7th PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2020

The 2020 symposium was held online (Zoom) on 4 November 2020, 13:00 - 16:00h.

Oral presentations by the current Syngenta fellows have been supplemented by four keynote talks :
Anke Buchholz, Syngenta
Prof. Klaus Schläppi, Dept of Environmental Sciences University of Basel
Prof. Sebastian Dötterl, Dept of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
Prof. Meredith Schuman, Remote Sensing Laboratories in the Departments of Geography and Chemistry, University of Zurich

The symposium has been opened by the president of the PSC Prof. Bruno Studer, Molecular Plant Breeding, ETH Zurich.
The Symposium finished with final remarks from Willy Rueegg, Syngenta.

Program (PDF, 1 MB)

6th PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2019

The symposium was held on 6 March 2019 at the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein.

Oral presentations by the current Syngenta fellows have been supplemented by three keynote talks from Prof. Bruce McDonald (ETH Zurich). Prof. Samuel Zeeman (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Cyril Zipfel (University of Zurich), who also chaired the sessions together with Dr. Gabriel Scalliet, team leader fungicide MOR at Syngenta. The symposium has been opened by a talk from Xavier LePrince, Head of Business Sustainability Europe Africa Middle East (EAME). During two guided tours, the group had the opportunity of getting to know the seed care institute and the new green house facilities with Claudio Screpanti and Anke Buchholz (both Syngenta) as guides.
The Symposium finished with 4-min-flashtalks.

Program (PDF, 745 KB)

5th PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2017

The symposium was held on 30 August 2017 at the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein. One core topic was Modeling in Agriculture.

Program & flyer (PDF, 336 KB)

4th PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2015

A group of 30 PhD students, Post docs and PIs visited the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein on August 27th. The one-day symposium focused on an exchange of latest research innovation benefiting from beneficial microbes. During a guided tour the group had the opportunity of getting to know the seed care institute and the new green house facilities. In the afternoon Christina Uhl presented an overview of career opportunities at Syngenta. The company offers two entry points to PhD students: as a team leader or as a scientific expert. Christina emphasized that not only scientific skills but also a soft skill package that includes experiences in different cultures are important for a successful recruitment. Thus it becomes more and more important to incorporate such a diversity in your portfolio. For example through internships, exchange programs or short term visits abroad. The PSC is happy to support you in this regard. See PSC course program. Vacancies at the different Syngenta research centers are published at http://www.syngentajobs.com.

Contact Manuela Dahinden

3rd PSC-Syngenta Symposium

The third PSC-Syngenta Symposium took place at the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein on 26 September 2013. PSC-Syngenta fellows presented their PhD and postdoctoral work. A horizon-scanning discussion on emerging technologies followed, with a focus on the risks and opportunities of each approach. The exchange was animated and informative, highlighting future research needs.

2nd PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2011

On 26 August 2011, the second PSC-Syngenta Symposium took place at the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein. Syngenta invited research fellows to present their projects. With around 50 participants, the symposium was a big success. The program consisted of presentations by Syngenta-funded fellows on their research projects and of presentations by the Syngenta-invited experts on the topic of policies for sustainable agriculture and on development of a dynamic policy for EU agriculture. It was an interesting and dynamic day filled with lively discussions. Syngenta expressed its ambition to continue and intensify collaboration with the PSC.

1st PSC-Syngenta Symposium 2010

On 7 July 2010, Syngenta invited all research fellows and their advisors to the Syngenta Crop Protection Research Center in Stein Säckingen (AG). With more than 40 participants the symposium was a big success. The day consisted of lively discussions and interesting excursions. Syngenta expressed its ambition to enhance the level of interaction with the PSC and the visibility of the collaboration within both organizations.