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PhD Thesis Defence: Bastian Schiffthaler

Friday, June 12, 2020 10:00 - 14:00
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Please note that the time has moved to 10:00 o'clock

PhD thesis defence

Bastian Schiffthaler
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Embracing the Data Flood - Integrating Diverse Data to Improve Phenotype Association Discovery in Forest Trees

Faculty opponent: Marek Mutwil, The School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street


The public dissertation will be broadcasted live via Zoom:

https://umu.zoom.us/j/64861332450?pwd=TjBvM0Z0aTJmV3FBQ012MWlJV2ZUQT09

Meeting ID: 648 6133 2450
Password: 863393

Please join the meeting in time. When joining, you will first come to a waiting room before being able to join the defence (it will be released after the start of the defence). Please stay muted with no video. If you want to ask a question during the public question time at the end of the defence, send a message in the chat clearly stating that you have a question (e.g. like "I have a question"). You will then be unmuted that you can ask your question.

PhD Thesis Defence: Jean Claude Nzayisenga

Monday, June 15, 2020 10:00 - 14:00
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PhD thesis defence

Jean Claude Nzayisenga
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Autotrophic and heterotrophic culture of nordic microalgae in wastewater for lipid production

Faculty opponent: Professor Ashton Keith Cowan, Institute for Environmental Biotechnology, Rhodes University, South Africa

Supervisor: Anita Sellstedt

The public dissertation will be broadcasted live via Zoom:

https://umu.zoom.us/j/66172818246?pwd=T2dEcEIrKzgwQmxVV1BDRHJSRUFkQT09
Meeting ID: 661 7281 8246
Password: 575533

Please join the meeting in time. When joining, you will first come to a waiting room before being able to join the defence (it will be released after the start of the defence). Please stay muted with no video. If you want to ask a question during the public question time at the end of the defence, send a message in the chat clearly stating that you have a question (e.g. like "I have a question"). You will then be unmuted that you can ask your question.

PhD Thesis Defence: Linghua Zhou

Friday, August 28, 2020 14:00 - 18:00
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PhD thesis defence

Linghua Zhou
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Towards genomic-based breeding in Norwary spruce

Faculty opponent: Marcio Resende, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Florida, USA

Supervisor: M. Rosario Garcia-Gil

The public dissertation will be broadcasted live on https://play.slu.se.

PhD Thesis Defence: Pieter Nibbering

Friday, October 30, 2020 8:30 - 12:30
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PhD thesis defence

Pieter Nibbering
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: The role and synthesis of β1,3-galactans in plant cell wall formation

Faculty opponent: Grégory Mouille, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, UMR 1318 INRAE-Agro Paris Tech, Versailles, France

Supervisor: Totte Niittylä

The public dissertation will be broadcasted live on https://play.slu.se.

PhD Thesis Defence: Bernadette Sztojka

Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:00 - 14:00
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PhD thesis defence

Bernadette Sztojka
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: New regulators of xylem lignification in Arabidopsis

Faculty opponent: Prof. Simon Hawkins, Department of Biology, University of Lille, France

Supervisor: Hannele Tuominen

The public dissertation will be streamed online.

Virtual UPSC Christmas Celebration

Monday, December 14, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
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We will have a small virtual Christmas celebration and also announce the winner of the UPSC Agrisera Prize 2020.
More information has been send out via mail.

PhD Thesis Defence: Yan Ji

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:00 - 14:00
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PhD thesis defence

Yan Ji
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Regulation of chloroplast development during the greening process

Faculty opponent: Eevi Rintamäki, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Supervisor: Åsa Strand

The public dissertation will be streamed online.

PhD Thesis Defence: Jenny Lundströmer

Friday, January 29, 2021 9:00 - 13:00
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PhD thesis defence

Jenny Lundströmer
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Adaption of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) to current and future climatic conditions

Faculty opponent: Darius Danusevičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Supervisor: María Rosario García Gil

The public dissertation will be broadcasted live via Zoom:
https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/69342594349?pwd=NVdFK1pJUU9BaEFacktzNlBrdVB1Zz09
Passcode: 269071

Link to thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/21159/

PhD Thesis Defence: Sanaria Abbas Jaafar Alallaq

Thursday, June 03, 2021 10:00 - 14:00
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PhD thesis defence

Sanaria Abbas Jaafar Alallaq
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Characterization of adventitious root formation in Populus species and Norway spruce

Faculty opponent: María Carmen Díaz-Sala Galeano, Department of Life Sciences, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

Supervisor: Catherine Bellini

Connect to the Zoom meeting

PhD Thesis Defence: Domenique André

Friday, August 27, 2021 13:00 - 17:00
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PhD thesis defence

Domenique André
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Molecular Regulation of the Annual Growth Cycle in Populus Trees

Faculty opponent: Soraya Pelaz, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Barcelona, Spain

Supervisor: Ove Nilsson

The public dissertation will be live broadcasted via Zoom:
https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/61529444980
Passcode: 286111


Link to thesis:
https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/24748/

PhD Thesis Defence: Anne Bünder

Friday, October 29, 2021 9:00 - 13:00
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PhD thesis defence

Anne Bünder
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: The biology and properties of wood for nanocellulose production

Faculty opponent: Ingo Burgert, Institute for Building Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Supervisor: Totte Niittylä

The public dissertation will be live broadcasted via Zoom:
https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/67948993612
Passcode: 370438

Link to the thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/25573/

PhD Thesis Defence: Evgeniy Donev

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 14:00 - 17:00
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PhD thesis defence

Evgeniy Donev
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Modification of forest trees by transgenic biotechnologies. From design to the field

Faculty opponent: Sharon Regan, Department of Biology, Queens's University Kingston Ontario, Canada

Supervisor: Ewa Mellerowicz

The public dissertation will be live broadcasted via Zoom:
https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/64843961201
Passcode: 125433

Link to the thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/25690/

PhD Thesis Defence: Laxmi Mishra

Thursday, December 02, 2021 14:00 - 18:00
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PhD thesis defence

Laxmi Mishra
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

Title: FtsH metalloproteases and their pseudo-proteases in the chloroplast envelope of Arabidopsis thaliana

Faculty opponent: Catherine De Vitry, CNRS, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Supervisor: Christiane Funk

The public dissertation will be live broadcasted via Zoom.

Link to Laxmi Mishra's PhD thesis

UPSC Christmas Lunch 2021

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 12:00 - 14:00
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UPSC Christmas lunch at SLU Kårhus

The Christmas lunch will start at 12.00 o'clock and will include e.g. rice pudding, ham, glögg and more.

Date: Tuesday, 7th December 2019
Place: Skogis Kårhus (SLU’s student union house), Umeå

The registration for the lunch is closed. For questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


PhD Thesis Defence: Pushan Bag

Friday, May 20, 2022 9:30 - 13:30
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PhD thesis defence

Pushan Bag
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: How do Christmas trees remain ever green? Photosynthetic acclimation of Scots pine and Norway spruce needles during winter

Faculty opponent: Francis Andre Wollman, Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology (IBPC), Laboratory of Membrane and Molecular Physiology of Chloroplast, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Supervisor: Stefan Jansson


PhD Thesis Defence: David Castro

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00 - 12:00
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PhD thesis defence

David Castro
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

Title: Who comes first? Implications of the plantmicrobiome-soil continuum feedback on plant performance

Faculty opponent: Barbara Hawkins, Centre for Forest Biology, University of Victoria, Canada

Supervisor: Vaughan Hurry

The thesis defence will be live broadcasted via Zoom (please contact Vaughan Hurry for details).

PhD Thesis Defence: Andreas Schneider

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 9:00 - 13:00
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PhD thesis defence

Andreas Schneider
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Perturbance and Stimulation - Using nitrogen addition and high throughput sequencing to study fungal communities in boreal forests

Faculty opponent: Colin Averill, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street


PhD Thesis Defence: Sonja Viljamaa

Monday, November 21, 2022 13:00 - 16:00
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PhD thesis defence

Sonja Viljamaa
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

Title: Carbon allocation in aspen trees

Faculty opponent: Andrew D Friend, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Supervisor: Totte Niittylä


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