About us

The Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center is a research network of plant scientists at three Swiss universities: University of Zurich, University of Basel and ETH Zurich.

Our mission is to promote plant science research and to provide dialogue to some of society’s most important questions including the adaptation to climate change, food security, landuse changes and conservation of biodiversity.

This blog invites fellows and members of PSC to present recent research work and contributions at the science-policy interface in agroecology, food security, land use change, biodiversity, ecosystem research, climate change mitigation and adaptation, plant breeding including questions around transparency, IPR and open access.


Melanie Paschke, PhD, Director – Education

Contact: paschkme@ethz.ch

Luisa Last, PhD, Coordinator

Contact: llast@ethz.ch

Engaging in a Science and Policy Dialogue