First characterization of an ancient, most dosage-sensitive plant gene

It is the first deep characterization of a very conserved plant-specific protein that displays a highly dosage-sensitive action. The appearance of this gene in evolution correlates with the emergence of true sieve elements in angiosperms. This research was supported by a Interdisciplinary PhD Project. 
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Avoiding shadows to ensure a place in the sun

In order to guarantee optimum access to the leaves, plants have developed various strategies during evolution. Resarchers at CIG in Lausanne have elucidated a mechanism allowing a localized response of the plant in case of partial shade (image: Fabrice Ducrest, Unil).This research was supported by the Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Project PlantGrowth2.
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3rd International Conference: New registration deadline for abstract submission

The conference will take place from September 4 to 7, 2017 at the ETH Zurich. New registration deadline for abstract submission is July 3, 2017. We look forward to welcoming you in Zurich for a host of talks by world-class scientists including keynote speakers James Ferrell from Stanford University and Chris Sander from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
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PHRT call for proposals

The SFA Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) has published its first call. Proposals for interdisciplinary PhD projects, Transition Postdoc Fellowships, Technology Translation Projects and Personalized Medicine/Personalized Health Research Projects can be submitted until September 15, 2017.
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