PlantLink is founded by Lund University (LU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and has financial support from both universities. A steering committee, appointed by LU and SLU, meets twice every semester and is jointly responsible for the activities, the budget and allocation of funds.

Protocols (in Swedish) from the steering committee meetings can be found here.

Steering Committee

Thomas Moritz (chair, University of Copenhagen/UPSC)
Jean Yong (SLU)
Erik Andreasson (SLU)
Mariette Andersson (SLU)
Rajni Hatti Kaul (LTH)
Allan Rasmusson (LU)
Leif Bülow (LTH)
Annette Olesen (Lantmännen)
Jenny Bergsten (Region Skåne)
Linnea Almqvist (graduate student representative, SLU)
Gróa Valgerdur Ingimundardottir  (graduate student representative, LU)

Svend Christensen (University of Copenhagen) is a permanent observatory members of the Steering Committee.


Next to the Steering Committee, the director is responsible for the activities at PlantLink. The director is appointed jointly by LU and SLU on a proposal by the Steering Committee.

As of July 2016 Erik Alexandersson (SLU) is the director of PlantLink succeding Leif Bülow. Tina D’Hertefeldt (LU) is the Assistant Director.

PlantLink bioinformatician

Our PlantLink bioinformatician alternates between Alnarp and Lund.


Thomas Welwert, SLU, is responsible for the administrative tasks at Plant Link