Communication between and within plants - a joint course with CUSO


Consuelo De Moraes , ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Victor Flors , University Jaume I, Spain

David Johnson , University of Aberdeen, UK

Richard Karban , University of California, UC Davis, USA

James H. Westwood , Virginia Tech, USA


This course aims at giving an insight into the different languages plants use to interact among themselves and with their surroundings in order to remain competitive and prosper in their given environment.

Content and pre-course assignment

Pre-course assignment: To prepare for the discussions, PhD students are asked to prepare in advance (text should be sent before November 6) a one page overview on one of the publications proposed by the speakers ( list of publications ).

During the workshop, each PhD student should ask at least 2 questions based on what they have read and what they hear during the presentations.

The one page overview will be used for the discussion with the speakers on Tuesday 11 November.

Program (3.11.2014)

General information

Dates:  Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November 2014

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.00

Venue: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C , room C001

ECTS: 1.0 credit point (Scientific activities) 

Evaluation: Full attendance, active participation during the 2 days including preparation.

Information: Please contact Brigitte Mauch-Mani or the doctoral program coordinator Christiane Bobillier (administration)

Travel expenses:

For participants of the CUSO doctoral program in Molecular Plant Sciences, see CUSO MPS web site .

For participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology: see reimbursement conditions.

MAKE SURE you SIGN the ATTENDANCE LIST EACH and EVERY DAY and TAKE your ATTESTATION of ATTENDANCE at the END of the COURSE  (no attestation will be sent by mail)


  • This course is free and open to all PhD students. Post-docs and senior researchers are welcome as long as places are available
  • Maximum number of participants: 30

Registration through the web only: closed

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 20).

Deadline: 30 October 2014