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.

If you would like to participate in the symposium and/or the anniversary party, please register below. The symposium is free of charge but registration is required. The last day to register will be the 1st of April. For questions, 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 UPSC celebration on the 30th of April 2019

    Preliminary Programme

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

    Symposium highlighting the contribution of Göran Samuelsson and Per Gardeström

    13.00 - 13:05 Introduction
    Stefan Jansson, Prefect at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    13.05 - 13.30 Historical overview
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    Session 1
    Chair: Olivier Keech
    13.30 - 14.00 Post-translational protein modifications regulate mitochondrial metabolism
    Ian Max Möller, Professor emeritus, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
    14.00 - 14.30 Organellar peptidolytic cascade in plants and Alzheimer disease
    Elzbieta Glaser, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
    14.30 - 15.00 tba
    Per Gardeström, Professor emeritus, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break
    Session 2
    Chair: Åsa Strand
    15.30 - 16.00 tba
    Kristin Palmqvist, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Umeå University
    16.00 - 16.30 How plants make oxygen - the effects of CO2
    Johannes Messinger, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University
    16.30 - 17.00 tba
    Göran Samuelsson, Professor emeritus, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University
    17.00 - 17:30 Coffee break

    20years UPSC celebration

    Chair: Catherine Bellini (Chairman of the UPSC board)
    17:30 - 18:00 What is important?
    Kalle Grill, Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University
    18:00 - 18:15 Reflections on 20years of UPSC
    Ove Nilsson, Director of UPSC

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

    Registration to the 20 years UPSC celebration


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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
      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