PlantLink News May

In May’s PlantLink news you can read about stipend possibilities for MSc students, NordPlant, PhD journal club and more!

  1. Travel stipends to ELLS Molecular Breeding course
  2. Save the date! Next PlantLink Dayon 12 September, Lund.
  3. NordPlant
  4. Administrative position with PlantLink and NordPlant
  5. PlantLink and Forskningsnätet Skåne summer projects for high school students
  6. SPPS PHD-conference, Copenhagen
  7. Plant Biologicals Network official kick-off 14-15 November
  8. DANSCATT & MAX4ESSFUN summer school, Aarhus university
  9. Crafoord prize lecture 22 May, Lund
  10. PhD journal club
  11. Postdoc in global change and plant community ecology in Finland/Germany
  12. Herbaria 3


  1. ELLS-course on Plant Molecular Breeding and Biotechnology

PlantLink announces two  5000 SEK travel stipends for MSc students to join the ELLS course Genomics for Plant Breeding and Biotechnology in Warszaw, Poland 19 – 25 August 2018. Apply to or latest by 14 May with a short motivation (less than 1000 characters) why this course suits your studies.

Find more information about the course here


  1. Save the date! PlantLink Day 12 September, Lund

The next PlantLink Day will be in the afternoon of 12 September in Lund starting with lunch at 12:00. The venue is the Bllue hall at the ecology Building, Lund. The two themes are Plant phenotyping and Plant, People and Society. Invited speakers are Sebastien Carpentier from KU Leuven and Kristian Thorup from University of Copenhagen. Lars Eklundh at LU will present his work on remote sensing. Save the date! More to come!


  1. NordPlant

The new NordPlant University Hub is taking off. The first Steering Committee meeting was held in Copenhagen 24 April and new homepage soon to be launched. A kick-off will be held in Helsinki 24-25 October.


  1. We are looking for administrative help with NordPlant/PlantLink from August/September and onwards. The position will be 20% for at least 2 years. We are looking for post docs, communicators, administrative personnel employed at either LU or SLU…we are flexible! Contact for more information.


  1. PlantLink and Forskningsnätet Skåne are looking for 2-week summer projects for high school students

Researcher! Do you have a suitable 2-week internship this summer? For a fifth consecutive year, PlantLink and “Forskningsnätet Skåne” are looking for short summer internships at SLU Alnarp and Lund University for 2-3 school students over the age of 18 entering their last year of high-school study and who are especially interested in science and research. “Forskningsnätet Skåne” has been promoting the contact between high school students and universities by bringing academic researchers to the class rooms during the last 15 years and will grant stipends for the selected students. PlantLink supports the hosting researcher with 5000 SEK/student. The students can be guided by researchers at any level, but the project should contain some practical aspects. If you have a suitable project please contact PlantLink. More information about Forskningsnätet Skåne.


  1. The Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society PhD-Conference

The Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society cordially invites researchers and PhD-students to the 10th SPPS PhD conference. The conference will take place from 11th – 14th September 2018 in Ishøj on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. Find more information here


  1. Plant Biologicals Network (PBN) official kick-off 14-15 November

Save 14-15 November for the kick-off of this network!


  1. DANSCATT & MAX4ESSFUN summer school, Aarhus university

The DANSCATT & MAX4ESSFUN summer school is organized by Aarhus University on the 25th-30th June. The school aims to be a “mini” version of the famous HERCULES course at ESRF/ILL and will teach a broad array of synchrotron X-ray and neutron techniques used for materials research. Registration deadline is Thursday 31st of May, and more information about the school can be found at here


  1. Crafoord prize lecture on climate research

Syukuro Manabe and Susan Solomon have played dominant roles in climate research. They are being rewarded with Sweden’s Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2018 for contributing decisive knowledge to aid in combatting of one of our time’s greatest global challenges, and will give the Crafoord prize lecture on 22 May in Lund. More information and registration.


  1. PhD journal club

Join the PlantLink student journal club! The aim of the course (1.5 ECTS) is to discuss current articles in plant science in an open and relaxed atmosphere. Discussions will take place once a month at either Alnarp or Lund, and it will be possible to join by video link to enable PhD students and post docs from both SLU Alnarp and LU to participate. This is an initiative from the PhD-student council at SLU Alnarp, and is supported by PlantLink. Find information here


  1. Postdoc in global change and plant community ecology in Finland/Germany

Post doc position in the project “Biotic modulators of plant community resistance and resilience to multiple global changes” in Finland. The postdoctoral researcher will be working with a range of questions and data sets related (but not limited) to interactions among herbivory, plant competition, climate change and nutrient enrichment, and how these interact to impact plant community composition and diversity, flowering phenology and/or ecosystem functioning. More info and application here.


  1. The launch of HERBARIA 0

Herbaria 3.0 is a new website featuring the intertwined stories of plants and people. Plants are everywhere, and everyone has a story to tell about a plant. This website offers a collaborative place for sharing your story and reading the stories of others. You can access the website at and you can follow the project on Instagram @herbaria3.0.