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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.


taken from http://www.skeppsvik.se/herrgarden/Welcome to the PhD and Postdoc Retreat in Skeppsvik, on the 17-18th August 2016!

We would like to invite you to the UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat 2016. It will take place in Skeppsvik herrgård close to Sävar, 30km outside of Umeå (Picture taken from and more info at: http://www.skeppsvik.se/herrgarden/).

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
Invitation for Masters Information Pizza evening. April 12 17.00

Dear forest tree genomics community,

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This page contains important information about the Forest Tree Workshop, which will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV (PAG XXIV) conference on Sunday Jan. 10 in San Diego

As coordinators of the Forest Tree Workshop and deputies of IUFRO Working Party 2.04.10 -Tree Genomics, we (Jeanne Romero-Severson, Nathaniel Street, and Larry Smart), continue the tradition of organizing a community-based PAG Forest Tree Workshop that provides a forum for presentation of the latest results in forest tree genomics by PIs, postdocs, and students.

Welcome to the Swedish Experimental Plant Science Symposium

This meeting is a follow-up on the successful meeting in Uppsala where plant researchers working in Sweden meet and discuss common interests, national policies and strategies for Swedish plant science. This is also the moment for new PI to get welcomed into the Swedish plant community. Join the meeting and network to find synergies between your work and other researchers for joint national proposals or just meet the locals after a week with international interaction at the SPPS meeting.

Note - The meeting is only for PIs active in Swedish universities.
Fee covers dinner. The rest of the costs are sponsored by the three research centers UPSC, Linnaeus and Plant Link.
We will meet in the room Bergsmannen, close to the aula used for the main SPPS meeting.

Preliminary schedule:
13:30   Welcome – introduction

13:40   New SPPS board informs on future developments
               Stefan Jansson, UPSC, Umeå University

13:50   Current European-wide policy activities
            Jens Sundström, Department of Plant Biology, SLU Uppsala

14:20   SPPS early career PI network
            Karin Stensjö, Microbial Chemistry, Uppsala University

14:30   "Exploring the full potential of cyanobacteria for production of solar fuels"
            Karin Stensjö, Microbial Chemistry, Uppsala University

15:00   "Quantitative modeling in (plant) cell biology"
            Andreas Grönlund, UPSC, Umeå University

15:30   Coffee

16:00   How to get the students to continue with experimental plant biology?
            Panel discussion with the coordinators of the master programs in plant biology.
            Representatives from Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala, SLU, Lund and Gothenburg

16:45   “Towards Sustainable control of potato late blight”
               Laura Grenville-Briggs, Department of Plant Protection Biology, SLU Alnarp

17:15   “Replication-dependent nucleosome assembly represses spurious activation of defence responses  in Arabidopsis”                                     
               Iva Mozgova,
Department of Plant Biology, SLU Uppsala

17:45   “Hormonal regulation of development in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha
               Magnus Eklund, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala  University

18:15   Closing and joint walk to dinner

18:30   Buffet dinner and get together.
            The faculty club

Direct your questions, comments and suggestions to:

Johannes Hanson
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090 7866744

Dear forest tree genomics community,

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This page contains important information about the Forest Tree Workshop to be held at the Plant and Animal Genome XXII (PAG XXII) conference on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in San Diego.
Please forward the a link to this page to others who may be interested.

As coordinators of the Forest Tree Workshop and deputies of IUFRO Working Party 2.04.10 -Tree Genomics, we (Jeanne Romero-Severson, Nathaniel Street, and Larry Smart), are carrying on the tradition of organizing a community-based PAG Forest Tree Workshop that provides a forum for presentation of the latest results in forest tree genomics by PIs, postdocs, and students. This will be the first year of our 3-year term as coordinators.

Cell wall biology, biotechnology and genomics

UPSC is organising a symposium together with a Canadian program called WOW (working on walls) in July 3-4 in Umeå.

WOW is a graduate training program between several different labs working with different aspects of cell wall formation in several different countries, and the host university of the program is the University of British Columbia (UBC).

There will be WOW graduate students and PIS coming to this symposium from UBC, Strasbourg, Japan and UPSC. In addition, we have invited three speakers to this symposium. Some of the international speakers of this symposium will be:

Taku Demura, NAIST, Japan
Naomi Geshi, Copenhagen University
Carl Douglas, UBC
Daniele Werck, CNRS, Strasbourg
Maija Tenkanen, Helsinki University
Thorsten Hamann, Trondheim University

pdfProgramme downloadable here353.36 KB

Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the poster session. Please submit the abstract also directly to Veronica Bourquin.

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boende bjorklidenThe Norway Spruce Genome Project (Sweden)
The White Spruce SMarTForests Project (Canada)
The Loblolly Pine PineRefSeq Project (USA)

invite to

The 2013 Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit
June 14 - 17 2013 in Björkliden, Lapland, Sweden

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UPSC days 2012 will take place at 2-3 October. On this page we will continuously publish information about the event. To begin with you should register to be able to participate and to get lunches and to join the evening dinner at 2nd of October.

Deadline for registration and abstract submission is the 25th of September 2012.
There will be a travel grant of 8.000sek awarded for the best poster presented. For novel posters and UPSC Days attendance PhD students may get maximally 1 credit (discuss with your supervisor). Although we encourage you to present new posters, do not hesitate to recycle recent posters and abstracts. The aim of the posters sessions will be to get a complete overview of the activities at UPSC.