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.

Tuesday, 21st of November 
10:30 Welcome and introduction
  Ove Nilsson & Jaakko Kangasjärvi
UPSC PI talks (10 min presentation + 5 min discussion) 
Chair: Sonja Viljamaa
11:00 Translational dynamics
  Johannes Hanson
11:15 Control of flowering time
  Markus Schmid
11:30 Bioinformatics at UPSC: insight into gene regulation by gene network inferences
  Nicolas Delhomme
11:45 Discovery of novel molecules that regulate growth to better understand plant development
  Stéphanie Robert
12:00 How plants measure organ size
  Urs Fischer
12:15 Lunch
Presentations from the PhD students
13:30 Flash talks from Helsinki DPPS PhD students (max 3min each)
14:30 Poster session and coffee break
15:30 Round table discussions with UPSC group leaders
17:00 Walk to the hotel and check-in
18:30 Mingling
19:00  Dinner in the UPSC Lunchroom
Wednesday, 22nd of November
 UPSC PI talks (10min presentation + 5min discussion)
Chair: Domenique André
9:30 Wastewater reclamation and biomass generation by microalgae in Nordic climate
  Christiane Funk
9:45 Molecular control of phenology in trees
  Rishikesh Bhalerao
10:00 The importance of xylan for wood properties
  Ewa Mellerowicz
10:15 Coffee break
11:00 Mediator function in stress response
  Stefan Björklund
11:15 Umeå Plant Science Centre – an overview
  Ove Nilsson
11:30 Discussion & feedback, future plants
12:00 Lunch
13:00 UPSC tour 
14:30 Departure