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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...

Åforsk Foundation praises popular professor

2017-02-14
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.

Mystery of how plants produce oxygen soon solved

2016-11-21
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...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

The Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program 2017

2016-10-30
One of the national services offered by SciLifeLab is The Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program, where a PhD student can get a senior bioinformatician as a personal advisor for up to two years. The program is free of charge The deadline for this round of applications is FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th, 20...

Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

2016-10-24
The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a project to find out how flowering time is regulat...

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