Wednesday, February 10, 2016


PlantLink News December 2015 - January 2016

  1. PhD students and post docs sign up for a new round of the PlantLink industrial mentorship program!
  2. The PlantLink server better than ever
  3. …and Jakob Willforss continues as the PlantLink bioinformatian!
  4. The forest faculty at SLU Alnarp secure Horizon 2020 grant!
  5. Funding from Tryggers and Mistra Biotech 2nd phase
  6. …and plant researchers successful with SLF applications as well!
  7. ELLS MSc summer course 2016 in “New plant breeding technologies”
  8. New WABI platform in Lund
  9. Young Formas researchers in the spotlight
  10. Position as senior lecture in Lund
  11. The future of PlantLink - see you in 2016 and beyond!


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!






PhD students and post docs sign up for the 2016 PlantLink industrial mentorship program!

PlantLink will run a second round of the PlantLink Industrial Mentorship program starting in Friday 8th of April 2016. This year we also welcome post docs and will “kick-of” the program with the course “Successful Partnerships between Academia and Industry in Plant Protection” given by the LTV and NJ faculties 4-8 of April, 2016. We highly recommended PhD students taking this course when entering the mentorship program and the first meeting with your mentor will be in conjunction to this course. The student-mentor pairs will then meet every 2-3 months during 2016 and the student will get to visit the mentor’s working place. The first organised meeting after the course will be during “Borgeby fältdagar” 29-30 June 2016. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you as a PhD student or post doc are interested to participate in the Industrial Mentorship program as well as the course.

PlantLink News November 2015

PlantLink News November 2015

  1. PlantLink self-evaluation
  2. 6-month position as PlantLink bioinformatician open
  3. Lund University celebrates 350 years - the coming next two years
  4. One day PhD workshop “How we can benefit from evolutionary biology in research related to management of natural resources”, 15 January
  5. Formas and VR grants announced!
  6. Have coffee with a bioinformatician!
  7. PhD students, apply now for EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award
  8. Senior University Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology with a focus on plant biology or microbiology, Lund University, more info here
  9. Cecilia Emanuelsson - this month’s PlantLink researcher in the spotlight!
  10. Plant-related news in the region


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