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)