Would  you like to participate in the visit of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center summer school at UPSC?

All PhD students and Postdocs from UPSC are invited to participate in the one day visit of the summer school of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)  at UPSC. The visit is scheduled for the  26th of August and will include several talks, activities and a poster session.

Do you like to visit the Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViSP) in Helsinki?

All PhD students and Postdocs from UPSC are invited to go to Helsinki and participate in a joint meeting between the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS), ViSP and UPSC. The meeting will be on the 25th to the 27th of September and will include a poster session combined with short talks and a science fair on the Viikki campus.

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What colours are hidden in the leaves of plants? Why are the interactions between plants and insects so important? What are microalgae and how can they be used? Prepare your own seed paper and isolate DNA from berries. We invite you to a day filled with different activities around plants and plant research. Pass by and get fascinated by the world of plants!

On the 18th of May, the Fascination of Plants Day is arranged for the fifth time in Umeå. It will take place this year in Kafé Fika at Väven. Plant scientists will present their research in short lectures, you can see the plants they are doing research on and you can also experiment yourself.

The Fascination of Plants Day is an international event. More than 500 scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens in more than 50 countries will open their doors to visitors. The aim is to get as many people as possible fascinated by plants and plant research. Get an impression from the previous Fascination of Plants Day in 2017 here.

For information in Swedish, please have a look on the national homepage of the Fascination of Plants Day: www.fascinerandeväxtersdag.se

On April 28 1999, the application to form Umeå Plant Science Centre was formally filed to the universities. Now - 20 years later - UPSC is a leading research centre for experimental plant biology. We want to celebrate this with an anniversary party for past and current employees and others who have had connections to UPSC.

On the same day, we will organise a symposium highlighting the contributions of Göran Samuelsson and Per Gardeström, long-term leaders of one of the UPSC departments, and both recently retired. The symposium will be followed by the official anniversary celebration, starting with a common activity.

The symposium is free of charge but registration is required. If you would like to participate in the symposium and/or the anniversary party but missed the registration deadline, please contact Anne Honsel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

We are looking forward celebrating with you on the 30th of April!

Programme for the 20 years of UPSC celebration on the 30th of April 2019


    Location:  KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe salen, KBC Caféteria and UPSC lunchroom

    Symposium highlighting the contribution of Göran Samuelsson and Per Gardeström

    13.00 - 13:15 Introduction and historical overview
    Stefan Jansson, Prefect at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    Session 1
    Chair: Olivier Keech
    13.15 - 13.45 Post-translational protein modifications regulate mitochondrial metabolism
    Ian Max Möller, Professor emeritus, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
    13.45 - 14.15 Organellar peptidolytic cascade in plants and Alzheimer disease
    Elzbieta Glaser, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
    14.15 - 14.45 Plant Mitochondria - A quite interesting contaminant after all
    Per Gardeström, Professor emeritus, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    14.45 - 15.15 Coffee break
    Session 2
    Chair: Åsa Strand
    15.15 - 15.45 What is important?
    Kristin Palmqvist, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Umeå University
    15.45 - 16.15 How plants make oxygen - the effects of CO2
    Johannes Messinger, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University
    16.15 - 16.45 As time goes by
    Göran Samuelsson, Professor emeritus, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    16.45 - 17:15 Coffee break

    The 20 years of UPSC celebration

    Chair: Karin Ljung
    17:15 - 17:45 What is important?
    Kalle Grill, Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University
    17:45 - 18:00 Reflections on 20years of UPSC
    Ove Nilsson, Director of UPSC

    18.15  Dinner at the KBC Cafeteria
    Bar and music with the greatest hits from 1999 (UPSC coffee room)

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    Welcome to the PhD and Postdoc Retreat 2018 in Skeppsvik!

    We would like to invite you to the UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat 2018. It will take place on August 23-24 in Skeppsvik herrgård (close to Sävar, 30km outside of Umeå; http://www.skeppsvik.se/herrgarden/).

    During the retreat, we will discuss our individual research projects in a relaxed atmosphere using creative presentation methods. We will have a problem solving and a community building session. The highlight will be an interactive workshop with an invited speaker.  

    On November 21 and 22, PhD students from the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS) from Helsinki University will visit UPSC. We are organising a joint meeting together with them with talks, poster presentations and time for networking. Click on "read more" to see the full programme for the event. All lectures will be in Stora hörsalen (KB.E3.03) and the poster presentation in the KBC Cafeteria.

    All personnel at UPSC are Welcome to the traditional Christmas lunch taking place on the 12th of December 2017 at Åteln, SLU, 12.00
    Last date for signing up is Tuesday December 5th.

    The lunch includes rice pudding, ham, glögg etc

    This is the registration for the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology Department Day at Ekorrsele, Vindeln 19th of September.
    More information about the White Water Rafting tour here http://www.forsranning.se/forsranning/
    The Team Building is suitable for everyone and is onshore.

    The bus to Vindeln will depart at 08.00 and we will be back at 21.00
    Preliminary program pdfhere204.3 KB
    Last Day for registration is 30th of June

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    In August 2017, Plant Science in Umeå will become 50 years. We will celebrate this anniversary with a three-day lasting symposium. You are welcome to join us and listen to talks about the past, the present and the future of Plant Science in Umeå (and the world)!

    Plant Science in Umeå begun with the foundation of the Department of Plant Physiology (FysBot) at Umeå University in 1967. In the late 1970’s, a second Plant Science Department started its activities in Umeå, the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (GenFys) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). These two Departments joined their forces in 1999 and created the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), first “virtually”, and in 2001 also physically.

    The research at UPSC today is fundamentally different from the science in 1967. Over 200 persons are working at UPSC now, in contrast to the handful of people that started in August 1967. We like to discuss with you how this tremendous development has been possible, where plant science is today and what its importance is for the society and the citizens of Sweden and how the future of plant science might look like.

    Cafeteria EMDThe UPSC Days 2016 will focus on cutting edge research in plant science and highlight new initiatives and facilities here at the UPSC. The UPSC Young Scientist Symposium will be part of the UPSC days.

    Location: P.O. Bäckström salen and Åteln, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) in Umeå
    How to find the place (map)

    Read more: UPSC Days 2016