About the virtual conference

Despite the physical distance imposed by the pandemic, the PSC symposium 2020 will bring the international plant science community together. This year’s PSC symposium will highlight the manifold interactions plants are engaged in. The interactions range from the molecular to the environmental level and are indispensable for development, reproduction, nutrient exploitation and disease resistance against pathogens. Interactions drive evolution and shape the natural communities. Studying plant connectivity at different levels, in a more contextual way and combining different disciplines is key to move forward in our understanding of the plant systems. This multidisciplinary research can be integrated in an ecological framework where optimal management of nature’s ecological functions and biodiversity may improve agricultural system performance, efficiency and farmers’ livelihoods.
PSC junior scientists are invited to present posters and flash talks. Three poster awards will reward the best presenters.


Registration is now open!

Registration is free of charge.

Submit your poster abstract and if you want to have the opportunity to also give a presentation about your research, click at flash talks button as well.

The best three abstracts of the flash talk submissions will be selected for a 10-minutes flash talk.


Session Speaker
9:15- 9:30
Prof. Bruno Studer
ETH Zurich, Chair of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
Session 1: Plant-plant interactions
9:30 – 11:15
Prof. Jiri Friml
IST Austria
Prof. Susann Wicke
Humboldt-University of Berlin
Prof. Christa Testerink
University of Wageningen
Flash talk
Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45
Session 2: Plant-microbe interactions
11:45 – 13:30
Prof. Julia Vorholt
ETH Zurich
Prof. Anna-Liisa Laine
University of Zurich
Prof. Heribert Hirt
Flash talk
Lunch and Poster Session
13:30 – 15:00
Session 3: Plant-Animal Interactions
15:00 – 16:45
Prof. Jordi Bascompte
University of Zurich
Prof. Vivian Irish
Yale University
Prof. Rebecca E Irwin
NC State University
Flash talk
Poster awards and concluding remarks
16:45 – 17:00
Prof. Bruno Studer
ETH Zurich, Chair of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

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