Month Flat Week Day

Tue. 1 Oct, 2019

UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar: Jane A. Langdale

Tue. 1 Oct, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar

Jane A. Langdale

Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

Title: Genetic regulation of leaf development in C4 grasses

Host: Maria Eriksson

Room: Carl Kempe salen KB.E3.03


Abstract of her talk:
All grasses exhibit a characteristic strap shaped leaf blade but this consistent external morphology masks an underlying anatomical difference that distinguishes species that carry out C4 versus C3 photosynthesis. A multi-national effort aimed at introducing components of C4 photosynthesis into the C3 plant rice requires an understanding of the genetic regulation of C4 leaf development, so that leaf anatomy can be manipulated in rice. I will provide an overview of our current understanding of C4 leaf development, discuss recent research aimed at identifying genetic regulators of leaf anatomy, and illustrate how this research fits into the wider ‘C4 Rice Project’.

More information about Jane A. Langdale's research

Wed. 2 Oct, 2019

Science knows no bounds – a global journey

Wed. 2 Oct, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Natasha Raikhel
University of California, Riverside, US and Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU

Title: Science knows no bounds – a global journey

Honorary doctor Natasha Raikhel will speak about her own scientific career and how she now supports young scientists and women in particular

Place: P-O Bäckströms sal, SLU Umeå

More information about Natasha Raikhel:
https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/academic-ceremonies/honorary-doctors-lectures/hedersdoktorer-2019/natasha-raikhel/
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-arplant-042916-040829

Mon. 7 Oct, 2019

UPSC Monday Seminar 2019

Mon. 7 Oct, 2019 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2019

9:00 Bastian Schiffthaler
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Integrating diverse data into gene regulatory networks via deep neural networks

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street


9:30 Anirban Baral
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Forming under pressure: A story of microtubules, cellulose and auxin

Supervisor: Rishikesh Bhalerao

Place: Lilla hörsalen
Time: 9:00-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

Departmental meeting fysbot (UmU) (APT möte)

Mon. 7 Oct, 2019 10:15 - 11:15

Mon. 14 Oct, 2019

UPSC Monday Seminar 2019

Mon. 14 Oct, 2019 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2019

9:00 Chanaka Mannapperuma
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: An update on PlantGenIE and integrating the PLAZA resource

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street

9:30 Maxime Chantreau
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Regulation of the contrasted lignification pattern between vessels and neighboring cells

Supervisor: Hannele Tuominen

Place: Lilla hörsalen
Time: 9:00-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

Departmental meeting genfys (SLU) (APT möte)

Mon. 14 Oct, 2019 10:15 - 11:15

Thu. 17 Oct, 2019

UPSC Seminar: Paul Hudson

Thu. 17 Oct, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
UPSC Seminar

Paul Hudson
Systems Biology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Title: Synthetic and systems biology of cyanobacteria empowered with the CRISPRi tool

Host: Åsa Strand


More information about Paul Hudson's research: https://www.kth.se/profile/huds


Abstract for the talk:
Our group is using the inducible gene-repression tool CRISPRi in Synechocystis for multiple projects in metabolic engineering and systems biology. We have exploited the multiplex capability (6 sgRNAs) of CRISPRi to rapidly screen the effect of eliminating competing pathways on fatty alcohol production. In this case, we observed regulatory “compensation” when repressing genes around the acyl-ACP node. An inducible CRISPRi allows controlled repression of essential genes, and we have used repression of citrate synthase to arrest growth and direct flux to lactate, where specific productivities are increased several fold. I will discuss how sgRNA libraries, combined with droplet-based cell sorting for lactate secretion, can be used to find better strategies for arresting growth while keeping CO2 fixation high. Finally, I will give an example of how we use CRISPRi repression of enzymes to force accumulation of a metabolite, and perform subsequent transcriptomics to uncover metabolite-responsive gene regulation.

Sat. 19 Oct, 2019

SLU-dagen / SLU Open house

Sat. 19 Oct, 2019 12:00 - 15:00
More information can be found here (only in Swedish):

https://www.slu.se/ew-kalender/2019/10/slu-dagen/

Mon. 21 Oct, 2019

UPSC Monday Seminar 2019

Mon. 21 Oct, 2019 9:00 - 9:30
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2019

9:00 Md Jamil Chowdhury

Title: Regulation of pectin and condensed tannin during ectomycorrhiza formation

Supervisor: Judith Felten


Place: Lilla hörsalen
Time: 9:00-9:30

Contact: Anne Honsel

Thu. 24 Oct, 2019

UPSC PI meeting

Thu. 24 Oct, 2019 10:15 - 12:15

UPSC Board Meeting 2019-10-24

Thu. 24 Oct, 2019 13:00 - 15:00

Mon. 28 Oct, 2019

UPSC Monday Seminar 2019

Mon. 28 Oct, 2019 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2019

9:00 Tuuli Aro
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Norway spruce - Molecular network of cold tolerance and spring frost heritability

Supervisor: Vaughan Hurry


9:30 Sonali Ranade
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: The conifer perspective: From effects of monochromatic light to shade avoidance/tolerance

Supervisor: María Rosario García Gil

Place: Lilla hörsalen
Time: 9:00-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

UPSC all meeting

Mon. 28 Oct, 2019 10:15 - 11:15

Master thesis presentation: Han Nguyen

Mon. 28 Oct, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Master thesis presentation

Han Nguyen

Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Nitrogen fixation of two symbionts in the boreal area of Sweden

Supervisor: Anita Sellstedt


Room: KB.J3.01 Lecture room