The Swiss Plant Science Web is a network for plant scientists from the various Swiss Universities.
It is a national structure which is divided in three local network including :
|ALPS||Arc Lémanique Plant Science||University of Geneva & Lausanne|
|PSC||Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center||University of Basel & Zürich, ETH|
|BeNeFri||Bern/ Neuchâtel / Fribourg||University of Bern, Neuchâtel & Fribourg|
The SPSW has been initiated by Professor Thomas Boller (University of Basel) and the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center. It is coordinated by Dr. Luca Wacker.
The current grant is of 4.7 M CHF (part of the funds come by the Rector Conference for Swiss Universities) and covers all activities of the SPSW for the period 2009-2012.
The goals of the SPSW include :
- Technology Platform
Each local network follows the same goals while each of them takes a specific role in the overall running structure.
Additional information on the network can be accessed through the following link : www.swissplantscienceweb.ch
BeNeFri networks is composed of scientists at the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg.
Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center is composed of scientists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich and from the ETHZ
Both BeNeFri and PSC have specific technology platform available to each Swiss Plant Scientist to access namely :
- CAS : Chemical Analysis Service at BeNeFri
- GDC : Genetic Diversity Center at the PSC