The platform unites researchers from 17 scientific societies and 5 national committees in the field of biology. It promotes the transfer of knowledge and networking opportunities. Through the provision of expertise, the platform generates and maintains a dialogue to the benefit of society and politics.more

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Platform Biology
House of Academies
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3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 35


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I did it! Experiences from leading scientists

Women who have attained leading positions may on their career path have been confronted with specific, gender related challenges. During the panel discussion, female professors and leaders will inform about

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Poster 4th Global Science Film Festival
4th Global Science Film Festival

The Global Scientific Film Festival was born in 2017 and aims to provide the first Swiss showcase for international scientific films in all disciplines. The GSFF is organised by the

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Handbook on natural history collections management
Handbook on natural history collections management

Written by and for persons curating, preparing or managing natural history collections, this handbook intends to make existing knowledge easily available and transferable. It gathers specific actions relevant for the

Entomologische Sammlung
Schweiz nutzt naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen schlecht

Die Schweiz nutzt ihre mit über 60 Millionen Objekten umfangreichen naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen schlecht. Gegenwärtig sind nur 17 Prozent der Objekte digital erfasst und damit für wissenschaftliche Auswertungen wirklich zugänglich. Dies

Alpine Biology Center Piora
Parcours didactique sur les microbes du Val Piora au Tessin

L'équipe de BiOutils (en collaboration avec la Fondation du Centre de Biologie Alpine de Piora, l’Ecole Universitaire Professionnelle de Suisse Italienne et l’Université de Zurich ) a mis en place

Pflanzenspross (Gurke)
Biotech breakthrough: Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant