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Mon. 3 Jun, 2019

UPSC Monday Seminar 2019

Mon. 3 Jun, 2019 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2019

9:00 Andreas Schneider
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Fungal metatranscriptomics under the influence of N addition

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street

9:30 Thomas Dobrenel
Department of Plant Physiology

Title: What did I do the last six years? (Three tales about stress management in plants)

Supervisor: Johannes Hanson

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

Contact: Anne Honsel

UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar: Sally Aitken

Mon. 3 Jun, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar

Sally Aitken

Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: A forest of information: The effectiveness of genomic data for managing adaptation in a changing climate

Host: Rosario García-Gil

Room: Lilla Hörsalen KB.E3.01


Tue. 4 Jun, 2019

Master thesis presentation: Elena van Zalen

Tue. 4 Jun, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Master thesis presentation

Elena van Zalen

Department of Plant Physiology

Title: Integrating machine learning and co-expression networks to identify components of abiotic stress responses in Norway spruce 

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street

Room: KB.J3.02

Seminar: Keith Cowan

Tue. 4 Jun, 2019 14:00 - 16:00

Keith Cowan
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology, Rhodes University (EBRU), South Africa

Title: Water repair - the essence of biotechnology for a circular economy

Host: Christiane Funk (Department of Chemistry, Umeå University)


Potable water is becoming a scarce resource in many parts of the world and there is increasing pressure on food production systems. Also, increasing pressure is being exerted to obtain energy from sources other than fossil fuels. In many regions, the most extensive user and curator of terrestrial ecosystems is agriculture which is also the de facto steward of natural resources. In short, very few institutions come close to the comparative advantage held for this vital responsibility while simultaneously providing food, fibre, and other biology-based products including energy. Since modern commercial agriculture has transitioned from production of bulk commodities to the provision of standardised products and specific-attribute raw materials, we can argue that processes such as cultivation of microalgae and the concept of bio-refineries be seen as part of a ‘new’ and very necessary agronomy. At EBRU, we have been exploring integration of microalgae-based bioprocess technologies to achieve wastewater treatment, water recycle and re-use, energy production, and biomass utilisation. Efforts to establish a fully operational solar-driven microalgae bio-refinery for use not only in wastewater remediation but to transform waste and biomass to energy, fuels, and other useful materials (valorisation), with particular focus on environmental quality and sustainability goals remains challenging.

Wed. 5 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 7 Jun, 2019

PhD Thesis Defence: Kristoffer Jonsson

Fri. 7 Jun, 2019 10:00 - 14:00
Thesis defence

Kristoffer Jonsson
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Understanding The Molecular Basis Of Differential Growth During Apical Hook Development

Faculty opponent: Mads Eggert Nielsen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Supervisor: Rishikesh Bhalerao

UPSC Seminar: Mads Eggert Nielsen

Fri. 7 Jun, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
UPSC Seminar

Mads Eggert Nielsen
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title: Plant membrane trafficking: How to avoid getting sick and conquer the World

Host: Rishikesh P. Bhalerao

Sat. 8 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Sun. 9 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.