The UPSC Centre for Forest Biotechnology is a world leading research centre in forest biotechnology. The centre combines excellent basic research with practical applications for forestry and works in close collaboration with the forest industry.
The centre is financed for five years (2017-2021) by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) as part of their Competence Centre programme (https://www.vinnova.se/m/kompetenscentrum/). It is a continuation of the UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology (2007-2016).
The research at the centre concentrates on basic biology and chemistry that underlies important traits in forest trees. We focus on three main areas (Task Forces):
- Tree growth and productivity
- Wood development and wood quality
- Seasonal and age control of perennial growth and development