Tuesday, October 06, 2015


PhD course Biometrical and Statistical Theory and Practice in Plant Breeding, 3.5 ECTS

This PhD course will be held by guest lecturers Dr. Jose Crossa (Biometrics and Statistics Unit, CIMMYT, Mexico) and Dr. Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez (Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico), who last year held a popular PhD course in genomic selection for plants supported by PlantLink.

General themes: Quantitative genetics in plant breeding, Concept on genotype-by-environment interaction (G×E) and methods for its analysis, Genetic models and their use in plant breeding, Basic concepts of association genetics and genomic-enabled prediction.

Venue and dates: SLU Alnarp, 9-13 November 2015. 

There is no fee. Travel, accommodation and food is at participant’s own expense.

To register send an email to Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 September 2015. The number of participants is limited to 20.

Detailed information here.

PhD course: Plant Imaging Techniques

TC4F Research School Postgraduate Course
Title: Plant Imaging Techniques
Date: October 12 - 16, 2015
Place: Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund; Lecture Hall: Raggmossan
Credits: 3 hp/ECTS

This course is co-organized and supported financially by PlantLink.

This TC4F Research School Course is aimed to give an overview on Plant Imaging Techniques a complex group of methods for acquiring, processing and visualization of structural or functional images of various plant objects or systems in plants, including extraction and processing of image-related information and using computer modeling. The course will allow PhD students to get familiar with the latest plant imaging and visualization methods including a number of microscopy and X-ray/neutron scattering techniques. During the course students will be introduced into areas of plant structural biology, computational biology and modern biology.

You will find more information here.


PlantLink PhD industrial mentorship programme visit to Copenhagen

27 May 2015

In 2014/15, PlantLink is running an industrial mentorship programme for PhD students in the plant and agricultural area. The programme hosts five pairs of PhD students and mentors coming from Lantmännen, Syngenta, DuPont and the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre.

On 27 May, PlantLink arranged for a study visit to the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) and the Taastrup field station. The visit to CPSC started with presentations by some of the Young Investigators employed last year. Mathias Pribil described his photosynthesis research on the modulation of the thylakoid membrane folding. The research of Fernando Geu-Flores is focusing on pathways of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in medicinal plants. Stephan Wenkel gave some highlights from the role of microproteins in the transcriptional regulation of leaf development. After the presentations, a tour of the technical facilities, mainly chromatography and mass spectrometry, was offered.

The greenhouse facilities at Højbakkegård in Taastrup, about 30 min west of Copenhagen, consist of 26 greenhouse units and 15 growth chambers of varyin

g size. The PlantLink mento

rship programme was offered a tour of the facilities, which included equipment for root studies in the field and the Plant Phenolab, a fully automated, high throughput phenotyping platform.

Fascinerande Växters Dag 2015

25 May 2015

Fascinerande växters dag är ett återkommande internationellt arrangemang som först lanserades 2012 av forskare inom ämnesområdet växtbiologi. I samband med detta arrangerade PlantLink en välbesökt tältutställning i Lunds Botaniska trädgård lördag 23 maj kl 11-15. Bokbord, tipsrunda, gröna tak, blodersättningsmedel, snygga postrar, "gissa fröet" och mycket mer stod på schemat.

Vi gratulerar Christer Landenhed, Lund som vann tipsrundan med nio rätt och belönas med ett presentkort på Plantagen! De rätta svaren hittar ni här. Antalet rapsfrön i tuben till skiljefrågan var 7644.


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