Sunday, March 26, 2017


PlantLink News March 2017

  1. 100 million SEK to ScanOats!
  2. PhDs and Post docs: a new round of the PlantLink Industrial mentorship program
  3. Open Post doc and PhD positions in the region
  4. MSc students: ELLS MSc summer course 6-12 August 2017, University of Hohenheim!
  5. MSc projects now posted at!
  6. Conference: Global Food Safety & Technology Forum in Lund and Copenhagen, 31 May-2 June
  7. Plant breeding regional study visits 31 May
  8. International Plant Nutrition Colloquium conference in Copenhagen 19-24 August 2017
  9. 8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids 2-5 July 2017, Malmö
  10. Snowy visit at MAX/ESS
  11. PhD course: ‘Field-omics and remote sensing - analysis of ‘-omics’ and phenotypic data in field trials and controlled environments’, 18-22 June at SLU Alnarp
  12. Nova PhD courses: ‘Resilience in Plant Breeding’ 11-16 June
  13. PhD course: Plant Phenotyping Technologies 28 August-1 September
  14. PlantLink and Forskningsnätet Skåne are looking for 2-week summer projects for high school students
  15. New ERA-NET in apple pest control funded!
  16. Science breathes new life into dull basil!
  17. We’re gearing up for Fascination of Plants Day 2017
  18. New innovation park at SLU Alnarp
  19. Upcoming meetings and events
  20. PlantLink researcher in the spotlight, Leif Bülow



Snowy visit at MAXIV and ESS!

This year’s annual Copenhagen Plant Science Center (CPSC) and PlantLink joint workshop was hosted by MAXIV and ESS. This was a chance to learn more about the new MaxIV and ESS facilities and to interact with researchers associated to PlantLink or working at MaxIV, ESS and CPSC. 50 plant researchers from around the Öresund strait were welcomed in the morning by the Life Science director of MAXIV, Tomas Lundqvist.


PlantLink Mentorship Program 2017

PlantLink is planning a third round of the PlantLink Industrial Mentorship program starting in May-June 2017. We welcome PhD students and Post Docs at Lund University and SLU Alnarp. The student-mentor pairs will then meet every 2-3 months during 2017 ending in November/December and the student will get to visit the mentor’s working place. Please contact Erik Alexandersson if you as a PhD student or post doc are interested to participate in the Industrial Mentorship program as well as the course. More information and application


PhD course: Field-omics and remote sensing, 18-22 June 2017 at SLU Alnarp

The recent flurry of technological advancements by, e.g., Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry (MS), have enabled genome-scale capturing of biological processes at the molecular level. Rather than being limited to a handful of measured compounds, it is now possible to capture thousands of molecular variables. These techniques are being increasingly used also in the field conditions which is a central part of crop science

"Field-omics and remote sensing - analysis of ‘-omics’ and phenotypic data in field trials and controlled environments" (3 ECTS), 18-22 June 2017 focuses on theoretical and practical aspects when designing experiments to generate ’-omics’ data, proximal and remote sensing. It will cover topics from experimental design, sampling to interpreting the results and finding biologically relevant conclusions. Strategies both in field trials and in controlled environments will be covered.

Schedule        Course syllabus

Teachers: Dan Jacobson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kim Esbensen (Aalborg University), Fredrik Levander (Lund University), Kristina Gruden (NIB Slovenia) and Aakash Chawade (SLU Alnarp). Course leader: Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registration contact Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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