4+2 UPSC researchers were granted funding from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) this year.
Stephanie Robert was assigned a Young Researcher Grant of 4,2 million SEK, Åsa Strand received 4,55 million SEK, Rishi Bhalerao 2,6 million SEK and Stefan Jansson 5 milllon SEK.
Associate UPSC-PIs Christiane Funk and Johannes Messinger will get funding for "Energy related basic research", financed by Energimyndigheten but evaluated by the Swedish Research Council "
Web page on Radio Sweden (in Swedish)
Markus Grebe and co-applicants Karin Ljung, Rishikesh Bhalerao, Stéphanie Robert from UPSC together with Magnus Berggren (Linköping University) and Henrik Jönsson (Lund University) have been granted 31.3 Million SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundaton for their proposed project "ShapeSystems - Systemsbiology of Plant Cell Shape". With this financial support the plant scientists will study the mechanisms that regulate how cells find their shape, important for the understanding of plant growth, development and biomass production. This project is one of 25 projects in Sweden funded by the foundation within this call.
Press release of the Wallenberg foundation
Press release of Umeå University (in Swedish)
Press release of SLU (in Swedish)
Picture: Markus Grebe (left), Karin Ljung, Rishikesh Bhalerao, and Stéphanie Robert (from left on the right picture). Photographer: Kjell Olofsson, UPSC
The events are organised by the KBC Proteomics Platform in collaboration with the International Plant Proteomics Organization INPPO and Plant Link
Read more and download programme/abstract at KBC website
Markus Grebe studies the establishment and maintenance of cell and tissue polarity in plants
The full interview can be read here
More information on Grebes research
Swedish Fascination of Plants Day website
German and Swedish research groups at Kiel University and Umeå Plant Science Centre have identified the long-sought bolting gene B in the sugar beet crop. The gene called BvBTC1 determines if and when a beet plant will flower. Early flowering has the undesired effect of terminating the root growth of the beet which can limit the sugar beet yields worldwide. The new findings allow seed producers to improve cultivation efficiency by minimising yield reducing seed contamination's and help breeders to develop novel cultivars with larger beets. These results from more than five years of intensive cooperation with the industrial research partners Syngenta, Strube, SESVanderHave and KWS were published online [this week] in the journal Current Biology.
18 maj, kl.14-18 Öppet hus på KBC och HUMlab!
Open House on May 18, 14-18 at KBC and HUMlab!
Scientists from Umeå Plant Science Centre, Departments of Ecology and Environmental Science and Chemistry invite you to an exciting day with experiments and tours through laboratories and on campus. Visit HUMlab and test some digital platforms which have plants as a theme.
Flyer (in Swedish)
Web page European Fascination of Plants Day (www.plantday12.eu)
Web page Fascinerande växters dag (www.fascinerandevaxtersdag.se)
Read more at the French Embassy homepage
Listen online (in Swedish)
Read press release (in Swedish)
Metabolomics platform at UPSC
NMR platform at KBC
Press release from the Knut and Alice Wallenbergs Foundadtion (in Swedish)
Press release from Umeå University (in Swedish)