Belcher joins advisory group for ETH Zürich PhD program to bridge Plant Science and Society
Dr. Brian Belcher received appointment to the Advisory Group for “PSC-Mercator Fellowship Program – Bridging Plant Science and Society” at ETH Zürich University. The advisory group oversees and supports a transdisciplinary PhD fellowship program on plant science. The Program encourages doctoral research that engages with socially-relevant issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives. In addition, the Program requires students to collaborate with at least one relevant non-academic stakeholder. The Program provides a high level of mentoring, guidance, and support for students. The Program aims to develop a new, more inclusive approach to research, bridging plant science and society. As part of this, Belcher co-led a workshop for faculty and students at ETH Zürich over March 5-6, 2018. Moreover, Belcher took the opportunity to network with other scholars and potential collaborators.
ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in Zürich, Switzerland. The Swiss federal government founded the university in 1854. ETH Zürich’s mission aims to educate engineers and scientists through applied research. The University holds acclaim to being one of the top five universities in Europe, and in the top 15 to 20 globally. The Lab forms part of ETH Zürich’s Environmental Systems Science Department.