Access
This facility is designed specifically for the controlled growth of transgenic plants. As a result there are special procedures in place to stop the release of transgenic pollen and seed from this facility. Before you get access to this facility you MUST have a guided tour and MUST receive information about the rules and safety regulations from one of the Arabidopsis growth managers (Totte Niittylä , Wei Wang , Pieter Nibbering , Ruben Benstein and Bernadette Sztojka) who will subsequently inform one of the "GMO safety officers" at the two departments, currently Ove Nilsson (SLU) and Stefan Jansson (UmU) who will grant you access.

The controlled environment facility is for growth of experimental material ONLY. It is not to be used to grow Arabidopsis for transformation or to be used to grow transgenic plants for seed production. The Arabidopsis growth rooms on floor 3, 4 and the greenhouses on floor 5 are available for these purposes.

GMOs
Handling of GMOs outside of the high security containment facility
We have been granted permission by Jordbruksverket to grow GMOs in the growth rooms and cabinets on floor 2, outside of the high security containment facility, but only if we abide by strict, and strictly enforced, rules. These rules are posted on the doors of all growth rooms and they are listed below:

For questions or more detailed information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 073-088 51 48

We are the ones working at the Growth Facilities at UPSC and SLU:

Anna Brännström (foreperson): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ann Sehlstedt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Åsa Gavelin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anna Forsgren: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1909 Greenhouse personal IMG 6336 1150x766From left to right: Anna Forsgren, Anna Brännström, Ann Sehlstedt, Åsa Gavelin