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
The plant geneticist and lecturer at the Department of Plant Physiology, Nathaniel Street, is awarded the pedagogical prize from the Faculty of Science and Technology. The prize jury motivated its decision due to his outstanding ambition, good organization and strong interest in developing new ways ...
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...
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...
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.