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
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.
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 ...
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...
Plant scientist and Professor Stefan Jansson was awarded the 2017 Knowledge Prize, Kunskapspriset, together with SEK 100,000 by the ÅForsk Foundation. He is being praised for his prominent contributions as a committed and untiring public educator who fights well and hard for knowledge.
With the help of experimental studies on molecular level, researchers are acquiring increased knowledge on how plants form oxygen from water molecules. An international research team has now found a way to visualise this reaction in high-resolution images of photosystem II. The results are being pub...