Within UPSC, several walk-in climate chambers and growth cabinets are available for conducting studies in a controlled environment. Those are located in the security facility on floor 2 (33 growth cabinets) and in the security facility on floor 3 (8 chambers, 6 growth cabinets) and can be set to a wide range of temperatures and irradiance conditions to suit individual experimental requirements.

Outside of the security area on floor 2 is a cold room available for growing and/or winter-hardening of plants. The light conditions in the cold room are set to short-day conditions (8/16 day/night).

The permission for growing GMOs in these areas is strictly bound to certain rules that must be followed without exception. The usage of these chambers and cabinets is restricted to members of UPSC. These rules are posted on the doors of all growth rooms and they can be find in the document General Rules UPSC Growth Facility.

The chambers and growth cabinets located outside the security greenhouse must be used exclusively for the growth of experimental material. The use for growing Arabidopsis for transformation or seed production is strictly prohibited.


Access and booking of climate chambers, growth cabinets and cold room

Costs for using climate chambers, growth cabinets and the cold room


List and conditions of Growth Chambers on Floor 3

Current conditions and bookings of the cold room