Ueli Grossniklaus

University of Zurich

Sessions by Ueli Grossniklaus

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Ueli Grossniklaus is a Professor at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His main research interest lies in developmental genetics. After obtaining a PhD in Drosophila developmental biology in 1993, he switched in 1994 to working with plants, establishing an independent research group at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to study plant reproductive biology, both sexual and asexual (apomixis), using a variety of model systems, including Arabidopsis, maize, and Marchantia. Ueli’s research focuses on the elucidation of the genetic basis and the molecular mechanisms underlying three major areas: (1) signalling during double fertilization, (2) the engineering of apomixis, and (3) the maternal control of seed development, which is largely mediated by epigenetic gene regulation. Ueli has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards, for instance, he was elected to EMBO and Leopoldina, and has published consistently in top journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, and Cell. He is dedicated to promoting the next generation of plant scientists and has taught at many summer schools and international courses.