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Department of Plant Physiology

The Department of plant physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are about 100 persons in total at the department. We typically are around 20-25 PhD students, 30 post doctoral fellows, 15 technical administrational staff and more than 20 groupleaders.

Our main activities are academic research in experimental plant biology where the major aim is to understand all aspects of plants in relation to the environment in which they live. We also teach plant physiology/molecular plant biology both at the Bachelor and Masters levels.

In 1999 the Department of Plant Physiology, formed a centre of experimental plant biology, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), together with the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

For more detailed information about research and education please have a look at the UPSC-page

News

When a seedling turns green: Scientists at UPSC have identified the link between light and chloroplast development

2018-01-11
It has long been assumed that light activates chloroplastic gene expression via so-called thiol-mediated redox regulation. However, the mechanism giving rise to this regulation has remained elusive until now. Åsa Strand and her group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre have now identified the component...

Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

2017-12-12
Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology wo...

Protein restricts sap uptake by aphids

2017-10-10
Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been published in the journal the Plant Cell.

UPSC celebrates 50 years of Plant Science in Umeå

2017-08-14
The Department of Plant Physiology started its work at Umeå University in 1967. It is now part of the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), a world leading plant research institute. UPSC celebrates the 50 years anniversary with a three-day lasting symposium about the past, the present and the future of ...

The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios

2017-05-30
All living organisms harbour complex chemical networks inside their cells. The sum of all these chemical reactions is the driving force of life and is called metabolism. In his thesis work, Stefano Papazian at Umeå University, studies how plants adapt their metabolic networks to respond to different...


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Department of Plant Physiology
Umeå University
SE-907 36 Umeå, Sweden  

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Artedigränd 7, Fysiologihuset (Byggnad L)

Tel:  +46 (0)90 - 786 50 00

Fax:  +46 (0)90 - 58050

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