Month Flat Week Day
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 13:00 - 16:30
3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Visit by the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC) Research School

Approximately 60 PhD students from WWSC, Luleå University of Technology and Åko Akademi, Finland will visit UPSC.
UPSC staff are especially encouraged to participate in the session between 14:00-15:00 to learn more about our guest's research and what they do, but of course also the first hour of talks is open to UPSC staff. The guided tours are reserved for Research School visitors only.

Seminar (13:00-15:00)

UPSC Speakers
13:00 Ove Nilsson - Welcome to UPSC
13:15 Hannele Tuominen - Improving wood properties in forest trees
13:25 Totte Niittylä - Carbon dioxide assimilation and wood formation in trees
13:35 Ewa Mellerowicz - Modification of wood traits by targeting matrix polysaccharides
13:45 Stéphane Verger - Understanding plant cell adhesion to improve wood quality

13:55 Short break

WWSC, LTU & Åbo Akademi Speakers
14:00 Lauren McKee/Anette Larsson - WWSC Introduction 
14:10 PhD student pitches (ca 2 min each)
  Shao-Hsi Lu, Chalmers University of Technology, WWSC Programme 1 (Materials biorefinery)
  Marita Afiandika, Chalmers University of Technology, WWSC Programme 4 (Functional materials)
  Kesavan Sekar, Chalmers University of Technology, WWSC Programme 3 (Processing and structural materials)
  Renald George Swamy, Luleå University of Technology, Treesearch
  Julia Chrzastowska, Åbo Akademi (Finland)
  Shujun Liang, Åbo Akademi (Finland)
  Alexandra Sandéhn, Linköping University, WWSC Programme 4 (Functional materials)
  Alíz Lalik
, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, WWSC Programme 3 (Processing and structural materials)
Read more about WWSC here:
Read more about Treesearch here:

14:30-15:00 Fika

Guided Tours of UPSC Infrastructures (15:00-16:30)

15:00 Introduction (Carl Kempe Salen)
15:10 Tour 1 (40 min)
15:50 Tour 2 (40 min)
16:30 End of guided tours

Contact: Ove Nilsson