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
    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