Tuesday, January 24, 2017


PlantLink News February 2017

  1. Sign up for ESS/Max joint study visit with CPSC, 8 February!
  2. PhD courses coming up 2017: ‘Insect neurobiology’ 1-19 May, ‘Field-omics and remote sensing - analysis of ‘-omics’ and phenotypic data in field trials and controlled environments’ 18-22 June, ‘Successful Partnerships between Academia and Industry in Plant Protection’ 13-17 November
  3. Nova PhD courses: ‘Biological Control: Microbial interactions for improved plant health’ 29 May-3 June, Adaptation and ‘Resilience in Plant Breeding’ 11-16 June 2017
  4. PhDs and Post docs: a new round of the PlantLink Industrial mentorship program
  5. PlantLink and Forskningsnätet Skåne are looking for 2-week summer projects for high school students
  6. New mentorship program Växa starts in March at the LTV faculty
  7. VR rewards several plant-related developmental research in the region
  8. We’re gearing up for Fascination of Plants Day 2017
  9. Open position: PhD student in Chemical Ecology “Odour signals for host identification in Medetera long-legged flies”
  10. Upcoming meetings and events


CPSC/PlantLink joint MaxIV and ESS workshop, 8 February, Lund

The annual Copenhagen Plant Science Center (CPSC) and PlantLink joint workshop will 2017 be at MAXIV and ESS on the 8th of February. Program is here. Scientists from Skåne interested to join please express your interest here. NB! Limited number of places.

The biotron is inaugurated! Here are the presentations from 8th of November

The new Biotron at SLU Alnarp was inaugurated on the 7-8 November. On 8th of November PlantLink hosted a seminar day with many researchers and over 80 participants.

Some of the presentations are now available online (follow the links!). During this day Morten Lillemo (NMBU) presented a new "Phenomics infrastructure Norway". Roland Pieruschka (Forschungszentrum Jülich) held a workshop on the exciting development around “EMPHASIS - Integrating the European plant phenotyping community” which is now on the ESFRI roadmap. We then had a section on the influence by light by Eva Rosenqvist (University of Copenhagen; “LED for plant production and research – what happens in Denmark?”), Karl-Johan Bergstrand (SLU; “Light in Horticulture-from no control to full control”) and Johan Lindqvist (Heliospectra; “Lighting control strategies for plant research and horticulture applications”). Thereafter we got to listen to Rikke Bagger Jørgensen (DTU) research on the effect on plant quality in a changing climate (”Quality and yield of crop plants in the future climate – results from a Danish phytotron”).

After the lunch break a number of plant phenotyping facilities were presented by Roland Pieruschka (Forschungszentrum Jülich; “Quantitative information about plants in a heterogeneous environment – phenotyping from lab to field”), Kristiina Himanen (University of Helsinki; "Genomic and phenomic screens for a selected Arabidopsis mutant collection") and Dominik Grosskinsky (University of Copenhagen; “PhenoLab – An automated high-throughput indoor phenotyping facility at Copenhagen University”).

A number of studies from the field was presented after that by Anders Lindroth (LU) and Maria Ernfors (SLU) about “SITES- a research infrastructure for ecosystem science”, Kristin Piiki (SLU; ”A pilot study of potato blight detection by remote sensing from drones”) and Kibrom Abreha (SLU; “Leaf apoplast proteome analysis of potato grown in field and greenhouse conditions”) as well as forestry by Johanna Witzell (SLU; "There and back again - how to use Biotron for forest pathology research"). Finally, Håkan Wallander (LU) presented his research in "Microbial processes and carbon dynamics in a natural gradient in soil temperature in Iceland".

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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