Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted 39, 7 million SEK and considered the application lead by Rishikesh Bhalerao, UPSC, as one of 24 funded research projects that have the possibility to lead to new scientific breakthroughs. Besides the lead applicant, Anna-Maria Jönsson from Lund University, Maria Eriksson, Pär Ingvarsson, and Stefan Jansson from UPSC and Umeå University, and Thomas Moritz and Ove Nilsson from UPSC and SLU are co-applicants.Read the press release from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Read the news in Swedish on the webpage of SLU
UPSC postdoc symposium 2 - 3 June 2014
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) invited five promising young scientists on 72 applicants for a postdoc project symposium organised on 2nd and 3rd of June 2014. The aim of the symposium was to bring together postdoc candidates and UPSC group leaders to identify common research interests to develop a project together to apply for international post-doc fellowships (such as EMBO, Marie-Currie, Human Frontiers).
During their two-day visit at UPSC, the selected candidates had the chance to present their PhD work in front of UPSC people. They also visited the institute, identified and discussed potential projects with different research groups. The candidates had the possibility to interact with people already working at UPSC during a post-doc lunch and barbecue at Nydalasjön. The prospective postdocs and group leaders are expected to submit a postdoc fellowship application in the fall.The participants (from the left): Envel Kerdaffrec, GMI Vienna, Austria; Sunita Kushwah, National Institute for Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India; Simon Law, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Western Australia, Australia; Julia Wind, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; Lin Xu, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Western Australia, Australia.
Conference Venue: Umeå Arts CampusThe Lignin 2014 conference is organised by UPSC and Bio4Energy. It aims to strengthen our knowledge on the various aspects of lignin biosynthesis and utilization, from the basic cell biology, molecular biology to pre-treatment of plant biomass and utilization of lignin. The conference is supported of the Formas-financed strong research environment BioImprove, the strategic research environment Bio4Energy, and the Swedish government.
Deadlines: Early registration and abstract submission: 12 June 2014Late registration: 8 August
Conference webpage: www.lignin2014.seProgrammeInvited speakersRegistrationAbstract submission
Tue. 28 Oct, 2014 (10:15 - 11:15)
Seminar - Kamel Hammani: Mode of action of PPR proteins in plant organellar gene expression
Wed. 29 Oct, 2014 (13:00 - 14:00)
Seminar - Frank and Elin Götmark: Why produce multiple woody stems? Hypotheses and models for the adaptive significance of the shrub growth form
Mon. 10 Nov, 2014 (10:00 - 11:00)
UPSC Seminar - Rossana Henriques: From genome dark matter to biological regulation: uncovering long non-coding RNA function in plants
Tue. 11 Nov, 2014 (15:00 - 16:00)
PhD student seminar - Henrik Serk
Fri. 14 Nov, 2014 (10:00 - 13:00)
ThD Thesis Defence - Edward Businge
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