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The registration to the UPSC Days 2018 is now open! They will take place on September 6-7 at Sliperiet on the Konstnärlig Campus in Umeå.

The first day will start with a session about future visions for UPSC and continue after lunch with an update about the most recent changes of the UPSC infrastructures. We will also have a scientific session with 3 minutes flash talks and end the first day with a barbecue that will take place in front of UPSC.

On the second day, Anna-Karin Byström from DC Consulting AB will give a workshop on intercultural communications. This workshop will include seminars giving theoretical background about cultural understanding and the communication process as well as practical exercises and tools to handle and interpret actions and reactions that arise in meetings with people of different backgrounds. We will finish the second day with the lunch.

The registration is closed. For questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Preliminary programme

Location:  White boxes, Sliperiet, Konstnärlig campus, Umeå (see on map)

Day 1 - Thursday, 6th September 2018
9:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome
The future UPSC
10.10 - 10.40 Visions for UCMR (Umeå Centre for Microbial Research)
Bernt Eric Uhlin, UCMR & MIMS, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University
10.40 - 11.35 Visions for UPSC
Ove Nilsson (director of UPSC), Karin Ljung (prefect of the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU) and Stefan Jansson (prefect of the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University) will talk about their visions for UPSC.
11.35 - 12.15 Podiums discussion
Chair: Catherine Bellini, Chairmen of the UPSC board
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch
Infrastructure update
13.30 - 13.50 The new phenotyping platform at UPSC
Ove Nilsson (director of UPSC)
13.50 - 14.10 News from the Bioinformatics platform
Nicolas Delhomme (Manager of the UPSC Bioinformatics platform)
14.10 - 14.40 Coffee break
14.40 - 15.10 Flash-talk competition
Scientific session with 3 min flash talks (max. 1 slide)
15.10 - 15.20 Voting and award presentation
16.30 Barbecue at the Umeå Plant Science Centre (Please bring your own food and drinks)
 Day 2 - Friday, 7th September 2018
Intercultural communications workshop
Anna-Karin Byström, Ph.Lic. Organisational Communication and CEO, DC Consulting AB
9.00 - 9.10 Brief introduction and presentations
9.10 - 10.10 Intercultural communication - introduction to cultural understanding and the communication process
10.10 - 10.55 Coffee and workshop
10.55 - 11.45 Practical tips concerning communication between people of different backgrounds including practical exercises
 11.45 - 12.00 Concluding the workshop and shorter reflection
12.00 - 12.10 Final conclusion by the organisers
12.10 - 13.10 Lunch