- Published: 06 August 2015
Thirty graduate students from the Wallenberg Wood Science Center Academy, accompanied by their coordinator Prof. Paul Gatenholm from Chalmers will be visiting UPSC during three days in the early fall. The students have a background in biopolymers and fluid mechanics and want to learn about our research on wood formation and build bridges to UPSC PhD students and postdocs.
We have prepared an exciting programme for this WWSC-UPSC meeting with
- lectures by Ove Nilsson, Ewa Mellerowicz, Rosario Garcia Gil and Nathaniel Street on wood biology, wood biotechnology, genetics and genomics
- a poster-session and a research seminar slot where WWSC-Academy PhD students and UPSC PhD students and postdocs will present their research to each other
- a team-building activity “5-kamp” and a BBQ that will foster closer connections of WWSC and UPSC members
- and finally a common workshop of UPSC and WWSC students/postdocs on topics such as “Design of new trees for growth of materials” and “New materials from transgenic trees”
The detailed schedule for this meeting can be found here
Don’t miss this stimulating opportunity that will bring new valuable connections to UPSC!
You are invited to come to the poster-session and dinner on August 31st, the research presentations and social activities on Tuesday September 1st and the workshop on Wednesday September 2nd. We hope to see many of you!
List of poster presentations
Ewa Mellerowicz, Hannele Tuominen and Judith Felten
Photo: PhD students of the WWSC Academy
- Published: 29 March 2015
Gunnar Öquist, professor emeritus at the Department of Plant Physiology (UmU), will receive the SPPS Award, which is given "to a scientist (...) in recognition of his/her outstanding merited contribution to the science of plant biology in Scandinavia".
Nathaniel Street, PI at the Department of Plant Physiology (UmU), will receive the SPPS Early Career Award together with Ari-Pekka Mähönen, University of Helsinki. This award is granted to "a young, highly talented scientist, who has shown good progress and made significant, independent contributions to Scandinavian plant biology".
The Physiologia Plantarum Award, the prize of the organisation's journal, will go to Torgny Näsholm, because he is considered a scientist, who "has made outstanding contributions to plant science in the areas that are covered by the journal". Torgny Näsholm is PI at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (SLU).
And Stefan Jansson, PI at the Department of Plant Physiology (UmU), will be awarded with the SPPS Popularization Prize, which is an award of honor "to encourage plant biologists to bring research results to the public".
More information about the prizes (webpage of the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society, SPPS
Press release of Umeå University (in Swedish)
Information about the scientists research:
Gunnar Öquist's contact information
(Picture by Ingrid Söderbergh; from left Torgny Näsholm, Nathanial Street, Stefan Jansson)
- Published: 26 February 2015
UPSC symposium for young plant scientists
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) invites promising young scientists for a postdoc project symposium. The aim of the symposium is to bring together postdoc candidates and UPSC group leaders to identify common research interests to develop a project together. The prospective postdocs and group leaders are expected to submit a postdoc fellowship application.
UPSC (www.upsc.se) is the centre of experimental plant biology in Umeå, Sweden. The model systems range from Arabidopsis and trees to actinobacteria and green algae. We provide world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology platforms for experimental plant biology. The institute is internationally recognized for its excellence and attracts scientist from all over the world. Currently there are about 200 persons from more than 40 different countries working at UPSC creating a multicultural working atmosphere characteristic of today’s science.