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Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017

3 ECTS
Deadline for application: 1st of May 2017 (the number of participants is limited to 20)

Course description
Development of novel wood-based products requires an understanding of the biological processes that lead to wood cell differentiation including cell division, expansion, secondary cell wall formation and programmed cell death.

This one week lasting intensive PhD course provides a brief overview of wood organization, chemistry and structure in conifers and hardwoods, from the molecular level to the tissue organization level, followed by an update on molecular, genetic and physiological aspects of wood cell differentiation and cell wall formation. Current tools for studying wood structure and chemical composition, as well as the bioinformatics tools available for wood biology are introduced with practical demonstrations. Lectures and seminars are given by experts in the field. Many opportunities for social interactions and networking.
 
Organizers:
Prof. Ewa Mellerowicz, SLU, Sweden
Dr. Anna Kärkönen, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, Finland
Prof. Teemu Teeri, University of Helsinki, Finland

Course literature:
Jörg Fromm – Cellular aspects of Wood Formation. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-36490-7
Approx. 20 research papers suggested by the lecturers.

You can find the detailed course plan here:
pdfCourse_Plan2017.pdf

Please note: Students that are not part of "NOVA" will be charged a fee of 300 €. The fees for students from Umeå University will be waived. The following institutions belong to "NOVA":

Registration for the PhD course



    taken from http://www.skeppsvik.se/herrgarden/Welcome to the PhD and Postdoc Retreat in Skeppsvik, on the 17-18th August 2016!

    We would like to invite you to the UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat 2016. It will take place in Skeppsvik herrgård close to Sävar, 30km outside of Umeå (Picture taken from and more info at: http://www.skeppsvik.se/herrgarden/).

    Cafeteria EMDThe UPSC Days 2016 will focus on cutting edge research in plant science and highlight new initiatives and facilities here at the UPSC. The UPSC Young Scientist Symposium will be part of the UPSC days.

    Location: P.O. Bäckström salen and Åteln, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) in Umeå
    How to find the place (map)

    Read more: UPSC Days 2016
    Invitation for Masters Information Pizza evening. April 12 17.00

    Dear forest tree genomics community,

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    This page contains important information about the Forest Tree Workshop, which will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV (PAG XXIV) conference on Sunday Jan. 10 in San Diego

    As coordinators of the Forest Tree Workshop and deputies of IUFRO Working Party 2.04.10 -Tree Genomics, we (Jeanne Romero-Severson, Nathaniel Street, and Larry Smart), continue the tradition of organizing a community-based PAG Forest Tree Workshop that provides a forum for presentation of the latest results in forest tree genomics by PIs, postdocs, and students.

    Welcome to the Swedish Experimental Plant Science Symposium

    This meeting is a follow-up on the successful meeting in Uppsala where plant researchers working in Sweden meet and discuss common interests, national policies and strategies for Swedish plant science. This is also the moment for new PI to get welcomed into the Swedish plant community. Join the meeting and network to find synergies between your work and other researchers for joint national proposals or just meet the locals after a week with international interaction at the SPPS meeting.

    Note - The meeting is only for PIs active in Swedish universities.
    Fee covers dinner. The rest of the costs are sponsored by the three research centers UPSC, Linnaeus and Plant Link.
    We will meet in the room Bergsmannen, close to the aula used for the main SPPS meeting.

    Preliminary schedule:
    13:30   Welcome – introduction

    13:40   New SPPS board informs on future developments
                   Stefan Jansson, UPSC, Umeå University

    13:50   Current European-wide policy activities
                Jens Sundström, Department of Plant Biology, SLU Uppsala

    14:20   SPPS early career PI network
                Karin Stensjö, Microbial Chemistry, Uppsala University

    14:30   "Exploring the full potential of cyanobacteria for production of solar fuels"
                Karin Stensjö, Microbial Chemistry, Uppsala University

    15:00   "Quantitative modeling in (plant) cell biology"
                Andreas Grönlund, UPSC, Umeå University

    15:30   Coffee

    16:00   How to get the students to continue with experimental plant biology?
                Panel discussion with the coordinators of the master programs in plant biology.
                Representatives from Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala, SLU, Lund and Gothenburg

    16:45   “Towards Sustainable control of potato late blight”
                   Laura Grenville-Briggs, Department of Plant Protection Biology, SLU Alnarp

    17:15   “Replication-dependent nucleosome assembly represses spurious activation of defence responses  in Arabidopsis”                                     
                   Iva Mozgova,
    Department of Plant Biology, SLU Uppsala

    17:45   “Hormonal regulation of development in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha
                   Magnus Eklund, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala  University

    18:15   Closing and joint walk to dinner

    18:30   Buffet dinner and get together.
                The faculty club

    Direct your questions, comments and suggestions to:

    Johannes Hanson
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    090 7866744

    Dear forest tree genomics community,

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    This page contains important information about the Forest Tree Workshop to be held at the Plant and Animal Genome XXII (PAG XXII) conference on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in San Diego.
    Please forward the a link to this page to others who may be interested.

    As coordinators of the Forest Tree Workshop and deputies of IUFRO Working Party 2.04.10 -Tree Genomics, we (Jeanne Romero-Severson, Nathaniel Street, and Larry Smart), are carrying on the tradition of organizing a community-based PAG Forest Tree Workshop that provides a forum for presentation of the latest results in forest tree genomics by PIs, postdocs, and students. This will be the first year of our 3-year term as coordinators.

    Cell wall biology, biotechnology and genomics

    UPSC is organising a symposium together with a Canadian program called WOW (working on walls) in July 3-4 in Umeå.

    WOW is a graduate training program between several different labs working with different aspects of cell wall formation in several different countries, and the host university of the program is the University of British Columbia (UBC).

    There will be WOW graduate students and PIS coming to this symposium from UBC, Strasbourg, Japan and UPSC. In addition, we have invited three speakers to this symposium. Some of the international speakers of this symposium will be:

    Taku Demura, NAIST, Japan
    Naomi Geshi, Copenhagen University
    Carl Douglas, UBC
    Daniele Werck, CNRS, Strasbourg
    Maija Tenkanen, Helsinki University
    Thorsten Hamann, Trondheim University

    pdfProgramme downloadable here353.36 KB

    Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the poster session. Please submit the abstract also directly to Veronica Bourquin.

    More Information
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    boende bjorklidenThe Norway Spruce Genome Project (Sweden)
    The White Spruce SMarTForests Project (Canada)
    The Loblolly Pine PineRefSeq Project (USA)

    invite to

    The 2013 Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit
    June 14 - 17 2013 in Björkliden, Lapland, Sweden

    Download pogramme (available soon)








    UPSC days 2012 will take place at 2-3 October. On this page we will continuously publish information about the event. To begin with you should register to be able to participate and to get lunches and to join the evening dinner at 2nd of October.

    Deadline for registration and abstract submission is the 25th of September 2012.
    There will be a travel grant of 8.000sek awarded for the best poster presented. For novel posters and UPSC Days attendance PhD students may get maximally 1 credit (discuss with your supervisor). Although we encourage you to present new posters, do not hesitate to recycle recent posters and abstracts. The aim of the posters sessions will be to get a complete overview of the activities at UPSC.