Wednesday, June 29, 2016


New plant breeding technologies - ELLS MSc summer school

21 - 27 August 2016, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Copenhagen, Denmark

There is a demand in Europe for young professionals with a basic understanding of plant breeding. This course focuses on plant breeding of field crop plants (for example grain, grass, and tubers), forestry trees and specialty plants with reference to temperate climate growth conditions. The aim is to bridge plant molecular biology and practical plant breeding, highlighting:

• The principle of the new breeding technologies •Mutational breeding • Breeding strategies in different crops • Breeders right, IPR and GMO regulation

This is the 3rd summer school initiated by ELLS Subject Area in Plant Molecular Breeding and Biotechnology and is intended for Master students.


PlantLink News June-August 2016

  1. PhD students! Registration for PCLS PhD courses ends 31 May!
  2. Meet PlantLink and the students of our industrial mentorship program at Borgeby Fältdagar
  3. ICE3 final seminar starts today!
  4. Nordic Network for pathogen informed control of oomycete diseases in agriculture and forestry, 14 June Alnarp
  5. MSc students! ELLS MSc course: New plant breeding technologies, 21-27 August
  6. Plant Protection Biology PhD course, 5-16 September
  7. ICARDA, CIMMYT, SLU and the Wheat Initiative join forces around Genomic Selection and Durum Wheat Breeding events, 22 Sep-2 Oct
  8. PhD Course: Mutagenesis as a plant research and breeding tool, 14-18 November 2016 SLU Alnarp
  9. Apply now for Bioinformatics Long-term Support!
  10. Speakers during PlantLink Day 6th of October in Lund
  11. PlantLink researcher in the spotlight: Mats Hansson
  12. We wish you a relaxing summer!


PhD course: Plant Protection Biology

PhD course Plant Protection Biology, 7 ECTS
5-16 September 2016, at SLU Alnarp

The increasing environmental awareness, to some extent induced by the increasing number of reports on global climate change, has and will have a large impact on management of future cropping systems, especially concerning plant protection. The overall objective of this course is to give PhD students from different subject areas (e.g. ecology, entomology, pathology, molecular biology plant breeding etc.) a deeper understanding of challenges and constraints in relation to modern plant protection in different systems.

More information: see the course syllabus or contact the course leader Erik Alexandersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Young Formas researchers in the spotlight

PlantLink turns the spotlight to five, young talented researchers who all received a Formas grant for plant-related research this year’s open call. In the attachment read more about Paul Becher, Michelle Cleary, Laura Grenville-Briggs, Jacob Johansson and Ramune Kuktaite. Read more about them here!






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