Why are there so few women at the highest levels of academia, for example as Heads of School, Directors of Institutes, or Fellows of the Royal Society? And do the initiatives that promote women in science do a good job?
How will plant biodiversity deal increasing CO2? How can plants help us to deal with global problems such as energy production and malnutrition? During the FESPB-EPSO Plant Congress 2012 in Freiburg these questions and more were tackled.
Teaching Tools in Plant Biology artist in residence Tom Donald spent the week photographing Freiburg, including the stained glass inside the Freiburg Munster. See if you you recognize any of these sights:
Highlighted article: Dmitry Lapin, Rhonda C. Meyer, Hideki Takahashi, Ulrike Bechtold, Guido Van den Ackerveken (2012) Broad-spectrum resistance of Arabidopsis C24 to downy mildew is mediated by different combinations of isolate-specific loci. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04344.x