Seminars

 

Plant Science Seminars (PSS) Geneva Plant Seminars (GPS) Life Science Seminar Series (LSSS)
Internal BIVEG seminars   Departmental seminar series   Interdepartmental seminar series

Mondays at 13:00


Sciences III - Room 1S081

 

Wednesdays at 11:15
(12:15 during spring semester)

Sciences III - Room 1S059

 

Tuesdays at 16:15


Sciences II - Room A100

 

 

Next LSSS

 

Seminars from other biology departments are listed on bioSeminars.

 


 

Past GPS

2018

A requiem for crystal structures of large membrane complexes

Nathan Nelson (Tel Aviv University)
2018-07-25

Inositol pyrophosphates: messengers at the interface between plant nutrition and defense

Gabriel Schaaf (Bonn University)
2018-04-25

Membrane nano- and microdomain dynamics during host cell infection

Thomas Ott (University of Freiburg, Germany)
2018-03-28

Exploring M.A.R.S. : Signaling through the Chloroplast Unfolded Protein Response

Silvia Ramundo (UCSF - University of California San Francisco, Dpmt of Biochemistry and Biophysics)
2018-02-14

Circadian rhythms and cell signalling

Antony Dodd (University of Bristol)
2018-01-24

2017

Timing takes teamwork: ZEITLUPE and GIGANTEA in the plant circadian system

David Somers (The Ohio State University, USA)
2017-12-06

Adaptation from long-standing genetic variation in an alpine plant

Alex Widmer (ETHZ)
2017-11-15

Characterization of NPF and SWEET proteins as plant hormone transporters

Mitsunori Seo (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
2017-10-18

Seasonal coordination of reproductive programs by photoperiodic signals in rice

Fabio Fornara (Université de Milan)
2017-09-27

Molecular mechanisms enabling plants to get access to more sunlight

Christian Fankhauser (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne)
2017-05-24

Because the seasons they are a-changin’ - FT-like genes control the length of the growing season and winter dormancy in trees

Ove Nilsson (Umea Plant Science Centre, Sweden)
2017-05-03

Microbial life at the oxic-anoxic interface of a meromictic alpine lake

Dr. Mauro Tonolla (SUPSI)
2017-04-26

Chloroplast tomography and photosynthesis in the ocean

Giovanni Finazzi (Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale (LPCV) CEA Grenoble)
2017-03-29

Phosphoinositide Signalling in Plant Stress & Development.

Teun Munnik (University of Amsterdam)
2017-03-22

Signalling pathways regulating the circadian clock

Alex Webb (Cambridge University, UK)
2017-03-14

The Secrets of Essential Chloroplast Genes: New Link between Chloroplast Protein Import and RNA Metabolism?

Prof. Jean-David Rochaix (UNIGE, BIVEG)
2017-03-07

Calredoxin – a novel calcium-dependent sensor-responder connected to regulation of photosynthesis

Michael Hippler (Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany)
2017-02-15

Signalling in Embryo surface formation: A sticky problem

Gwyneth Ingram (Université de Lyon)
2017-02-01

2016

What do we know about the role of natural variation in the control of seed longevity?

Dr. Léonie Bentsink (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
2016-11-09

Design Principles and Self-Assembling Properties of a Plant Extracellular Interactome

Dr. Youssef Belkhadir (GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria)
2016-11-02

Phosphate acquisition in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Laurent Nussaume (CEA - Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives)
2016-10-05

The endodermis as a checkpoint for nutrients

Dr. Marie Baberon (University of Lausanne)
2016-09-19

"Origin and growth dynamics of the Arabidopsis root cambium"

Ari Pekka Mähönen (University of Helsinki)
2016-09-16

“The plant circadian clock: mechanisms and purposes”

Seth Davis (University of York)
2016-05-25

"Organellar Ca2+ Signalling - the chloroplast enters the stage

Markus Teige (University of Vienna)
2016-05-04

The benefits of a colorful diet; some of the science behind 5-a-day

Prof. Cathie Martin (John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK)
2016-05-03

Mechanistic insights into CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

Martin Jinek (Institute for Biochemistry, University of Zurich)
2016-04-13

Structure and functions of the bacterial phyllosphere microbiota

Julia Vorholt (ETHZ)
2016-04-06

Biogenesis of photosystem I complex

Prof. Yuichiro Takahashi (Okayama University, Japan)
2016-03-11

Control of seed behaviour by maternal flowering time pathways

Steven Penfield (John Innes Center)
2016-02-10

Perception and modulation of danger by plant receptor kinases

Cyril Zipfel (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)
2016-02-01

2015

„Evolution of flower and leaf growth control in Capsella and barley”

Michael Lenhard (Institut für Biochemie und Biologie Universität Potsdam)
2015-11-18

Making a cilium by intraflagellar transport

Esben Lorenzten (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich)
2015-11-04

Exploiting plant distress signals for crop protection

Ted Turlings (Université de Neuchâtel (UNINE))
2015-10-14

Receptor-mediated signalling from the plant cell wall

Sebastian Wolf (Center for Organismal Studies, University of > Heidelberg, Germany)
2015-09-08

Histone variants index the genome and structure its architecture

Fred Berger (Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI, Vienna) )
2015-06-17

Unexpected roles of plastid lipid droplets (plastoglobules) in Vitamin K and E metabolism

Prof. Félix Kessler (Université de Neuchâtel)
2015-05-20

Synthetic genotypes in plants: Boundaries between metabolic engineering and synthetic biology

Prof. Paul Christou (ICREA, University of Lleida, Spain)
2015-05-13

"Chloroplast proteases and their role in dealing with environmental stresses"

Dr. Zach ADAM (Faculty of Agriculture - The Hebrew University, Israel)
2015-03-26

Arabidopsis and insect eggs: who is winning?

Philippe Reymond (UNIL)
2015-03-04

The blue light photoreceptor PHOTOTROPIN controls LHCSR3 expression and excess light energy dissipation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Dr. Giovanni Finazzi (CEA, Grenoble)
2015-02-12

Plant organ growth control: Brassinosteroid activity gets context

Dr Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)
2015-02-06

Dissecting the Phytochrome-PIF Photosensory Signaling Network

Peter Quail (Université de Berkeley)
2015-01-31

2014

to be announced

Andreas Weber (University of Dusseldorf)
2014-12-17

Membrane electrostatics controls plasma membrane identity and cell signaling in plants

Yvon Jaillais (ENS Lyon)
2014-12-03

To be announced

Benoît Kornmann (ETH Zürich)
2014-11-19

Generating robust reiterative patterns of morphogenesis in plants

Teva Vernoux (ENS Lyon, France)
2014-09-17

MAPK signaling to chromatin in innate immunity

Prof. Heribert Hirt (Center for Desert Agriculture, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
2014-08-06

Shedding light on molecular mechansims of phytochrome signalling

Andreas Hiltbrunner (University of Freiburg, Germany)
2014-06-25

Novel Regulatory Mechanisms of Arabidopsis Pattern-Triggered Immunity

Laurent Zimmerli (National Taiwan University)
2014-06-18

Phosphorylation and sumoylation of phytochromes negatively regulates light signalling in Arabidopsis

Ferenc Nagy (BRC, Szeged, Hungary)
2014-06-11

What do lycophytes tell us? From leaves to photosynthesis

Dr. Lorenzo Ferroni (University of Ferrara)
2014-05-07

An integrated structural biology approach to flower development

François Parçy (CEA, Grenoble)
2014-04-16

The role of starch metabolism in drought stress tolerance

Diana Santelia (Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zürich)
2014-01-22

2013

Optical Control of Gene Expression and Signalling in Animal Cells

Prof. Wilfried Weber (Freiburg (Germany))
2013-12-04

DELLA proteins as coordinators for plant growth in time and space

Miguel Blázquez (Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP))
2013-11-20

Towards understanding of acclimation in algal photosynthesis with emphasis on cyclic photosynthetic electron flow

Prof. Michael Hippler (Universität Münster)
2013-11-13

Regulators of Chloroplast RNA metabolism

Schmitz Linneweber (Institute of Biology - Genetics / Humboldt University of Berlin)
2013-06-19

Properties of the Hetero-Oligomeric Cytochrome b6f-Lipidic Charge Transfer Complex of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

Prof. William Cramer (Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA)
2013-06-17

Plant signaling and multi-tasking in crowded environments

Ronald Pierik (Plant Ecophysiology Institute of Environmental Biology Utrecht University, NL)
2013-02-27

A genomic scale artificial micro RNA library as a tool to investigate the redundant gene space in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Felix Hauser (Lab of J. I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego )
2013-01-25

2012

Plant synthetic biology: tool to redesign secondary cell wall deposition

Dominique Loqué (Joint BioEnergy Institute - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley, CA, USA)
2012-09-19

Exploring & exploiting vitamin metabolism in algae

Prof. Alison Smith (University of Cambridge UK)
2012-09-11

Tête-à-tête: Regulation of auxin transport by protein-protein interaction

Markus Geisler (University of Fribourg)
2012-06-22

Protein complex isolation from plants: "the early days are gone..."

Geert De Jaeger (VIB, Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Belgium)
2012-06-20

RNA Polymerase IV and V subtypes mediating RNA silencing in Arabidopsis and maize

Craig S. Pikaard (Indiana University, USA)
2012-04-20

Metabolomic strategies for the search of original stress induced biomarkers in plants and fungi

Prof. Jean Luc Wolfender (UNIGE - Pharmaceutical Sciences)
2012-02-22

Role and mode of action of vitamin E in plant growth and development

Laurent Mène Saffrané (Université de Fribourg)
2012-02-15

Regulation of alternative mRNA splicing by Polypyrimidine tract-binding proteins in Arabidopsis

Dr. Andreas Wächter (University of Tübingen, Germany)
2012-01-25

2011

Fine-tuning of light-driven gene expression changes through histone H2B ubiquitination

Dr. Frédy Barnèche (Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
2011-11-30

Insect resistance for the long haul: lessons from a native plant

Ian Baldwin (Department Of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute For Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany)
2011-10-28

Linking comparative genomics and whole-genome sequencing in an assault on the bread wheat genome

Michael Bevan (John Innes Centre, Uk)
2011-10-19

New techniques and applications in algal biotechnology

Dr Saul Purton (University College London)
2011-10-04

Receptor kinase-mediated innate immunity in plants

Cyril Zipfel (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)
2011-09-09

Amylases and Amylase-Like Proteins - New Functions for Old Enzymes in Metabolic Regulation and Cellular Signaling

Prof. Sam Zeeman (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETHZ)
2011-06-28

Drought signalling in plants

Erwin Grill (Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan Technische Universität München)
2011-06-24

Small RNA-directed DNA elimination in Tetrahymena

Dr. Kazufumi Mochizuki (IMBA (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences))
2011-05-27

Genome-wide analysis uncovers elaborate regulation of long noncoding RNAs in Arabidopsis

Nam Hai Chua (Rockefeller University, New York)
2011-05-04

Applications of amphipols to membrane protein studies

Jean Luc Popot (IBPC, Paris)
2011-04-20

Singlet oxygen production and detoxification in Arabidopsis during photo-oxidative stress

Michel Havaux (CEA/Cadarache, France)
2011-04-06

2010

RNAi-mediated co-transcriptional gene silencing (CTGS) in fission yeast, a primitive plant

Marc Buehler (FMI, Basel)
2010-12-17

The Use of Biochemical Profiling for Biomarker Discovery

Dr. John Ryal (Metabolon Inc. , Durham, NC, USA)
2010-12-13

RETINOBLASTOMA-RELATED protein: new duties for a key regulator of the cell cycle in Arabidopsis thaliana

Lorenzo Borghi (ETHZ)
2010-12-03

In and out of the cell cycle

Lieven De Veylder (Cell Cycle Research; VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Belgium)
2010-11-26

A new pathway to initiate flower formation: Transcriptional regulation of floral meristem identity genes

Ayako Yamaguchi (Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
2010-11-22

Flicking the switch on Polycomb regulated genes

Prof. Jean Finnegan (CSIRO, Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia)
2010-10-18

Sequencing the Collective Oryza Genome - Status and Prospects

Rod Wing (Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA)
2010-07-09

Stability of gene regulation and of cell division cycle in plants

Shin Takeda (Nagoya University, Japan)
2010-06-18

Modelling approaches to the photosynthetic apparatus in Arabidopsis

Prof. Oliver Ebenhoeh (Institute for Xomlpex Systems and Mathematical Biology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
2010-06-04

Inheritance patterns of DNA methylation in Arabidopsis: mechanisms and impact

Vincent Colot (Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS Paris)
2010-05-28

"Assembly and remodeling of photosystem I complex"

Prof. Yuichiro Takahashi (Okayama University)
2010-05-11

How does light regulate chloroplast enzyme activities ? Structural and functional insights into the ferredoxin/thioredoxin system.

Peter Schürmann (Université de Neûchatel)
2010-05-07

Getting warmer? Trying to understand temperature sensing in Arabidopsis

Phil Wigge (John Innes Centre, Norwich)
2010-04-30

DNA, mRNA, and protein sequencing studies of the ecophysiology of phototrophic sulfur bacteria

Niels Ulrik Frigaard (Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen)
2010-04-23

The initial sensing of mild temperature variations in plants is controlled by specific calcium-channels in the plasma membrane

Pierre Goloubinoff (Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL)
2010-04-16

Brassinosteroid signaling and plant development

Zhiyong Wang (Department of Plant Biology Carnegie Institution, Stanford University, CA)
2010-03-26

Patterning the maize leaf

Sarah Hake (Plant Gene Expression Center, Berkeley University, California, USA )
2010-03-23