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,


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

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.

This page will be updated continuously with information about the UPSC DAYS 2011. Abstracts for the presentations and poster sessions will be added as they are sent in.

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Location: All presentations, the poster session and the BBQ will take place at KBC. The presentations will be in the large lecture hall and the posters will be displayed in the 'glass room' next to the chemistry fika room and the cafeteria area. You will be able to put posters up from 9am on the Monday (29th).

Badges: Name bages will be available outside the large lecture hall prior to the first presentation. You will need the badge to be able to enjoy the free coffee breaks and lunches.

Food: Coffee breaks and lunches will be catered by Cafe Noni. Catering for the evening poster session and the social BBQ will be provided by Hansen Grill and Catering (http://www.hansencatering.se/), who make really excellent BBQ food. There will be some free alcohol provided each evening and extra will be available for purchase. 

Register for the 2011 PI meeting in Hällnäs 28 February-1 Mars 2011

Register for UPSC days on 29-30 Aug 2011
Programme and Abstracts here

Information page here

Registration closed

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Umeå Plant Science Centre organises an international conference "Plant Proteases 2011" in April 10-14, 2011, in Hemavan.

For more information see www.plantproteases.se

This event is for researchers at UPSC and it takes place at Hällnäs, 10-11 December.
Please register below.