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PlantLink News October

This PlantLink News contains a last chance reminder of the PlantLink day and information about a number of upcoming courses and meetings such as the Plant Biologicals Network symposium, the NordPlant annual meeting, a PhD course in plant imaging and phenotyping in Tromsø and The 25th Biannual International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop in May. We also highlight the successful PlantLink/ESCAPAdE job fair and the media attention around research initially funded by a PlantLink seed money grant.

  1. PlantLink day and 10 year celebration, 27 September
  2. New PlantLink annual report out!
  3. Plant Biologicals Network symposium, 11-12 November
  4. NordPlant annual meeting  “Successful Plant Modelling and Phenotypng for the Nordic Countries – What is Needed?” in Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November
  5. PhD course in plant imaging and phenotyping in Tromsø, Norway 22-24 November
  6. NordCrop meeting postponed to March
  7. ”The 25th Biannual International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop (25IPRI)”, 31 May-2 June in Malmö
  8. Successful PlantLink/ESCAPAdE job fair
  9. Former PlantLink seed money project receives extensive attention
  10. Post-Doc positions at SLU Alnarp and Lund University
  11. SLU GroGrund launches Workshop series

1. PlantLink day and 10 year celebration, 27 September

PlantLink is turning 10 years, and we celebrate this with a themed PlantLink day 27 September “PlantLink 10 year celebration – a look at the past 10 years and into the future”. Online sign up is still open here.

2. New PlantLink annual report out!

Our new annual report for the period 1st July 2020 to 30 June 2021 is out and will be in print for the annual PlantLink day. Read it here online! In addition, the 10 year report published this spring is also available.

3. Plant Biologicals Network symposium, 11-12 November

PThis year’s annual Plant Biologicals Network symposium will be November 11 at 12:00 to November 12 at 13:00 at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark. Save the date! A program will soon be announced here.

4. NordPlant annual meeting:  “Successful Plant Modelling and Phenotyping for the Nordic Countries – What is Needed?”, Tromsø, 25-26 November

We would also again like to remind you of the NordPlant annual meeting “Successful Plant Modelling and Phenotyping for the Nordic Countries – What is Needed?” in Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November is now finalized. Rick van de Zedde, project manager at The Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) is the latest to join the list of speakers. We are happy to announce leading scientists such as Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute), Katja Karppinen (UiT), Ove Nilsson (SLU), Eva Rosenqvist (UCPH), Rick van de Zedde (Wageningen UR) and David Percival (Dalhousie University) among the presenters. It will be preceded by facility managers’ forum, Nordic joint data standards and a PhD course in multispectral imaging. More information on the site and sign up here. This event will also be available online if you sign up.

5. PhD course in plant imaging and phenotyping in Tromsø, Norway 22-24 November

The Erasmus initiative ESCAPAdE where PlantLink has been very active during the last year is coming to an end with a PhD course in plant imaging and phenotyping in Tromsø, Norway 22-24 November (3 ECTS). This course precedes the NordPlant annual meeting. Course topic: Novel imaging methods in plant stress research Place: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. More information and sign-up here.

6. NordCrop meeting postponed to March

The planned NKJ-funded NordCrop meeting at Alnarp in October has been postponed to 10-11 March. Focus will still be young researchers in the area of abiotic stresses in crops. More information later.

7. The 25th Biannual International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop (25IPRI), 31 May-2 June in Malmö.

The 25th Biannual International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop (25IPRI) will be arranged 31 May-2 June in Malmö. More information on this event here.

8. Successful PlantLink/ESCAPAdE job fair  

The PlantLink/ESCAPAdE job fair 23-24 August was a success with covid-safe on site participation and good online attendance as well. It is clear that a network event for MSc PhDs and post docs to meet representatives outside academia is needed in the region. PlantLink will look further into how to be able to support future such events.

9. Former PlantLink seed money project receives extensive attention

Paul Becher of the Department of Plant Protection Biology appeared in an episode of the podcast Short Wave titled “The Science Behind That Fresh Rain Scent”, broadcast on NPR in the United States. This was based on the findings published in a Nature microbiology paper last year, which was kicked off by plant seed money! Paul Becher is one of the sepakers at the upcoming PlantLink day.

10. Post-Doc positions at SLU Alnarp and Lund University

There are currently two open Post-Doc positions in southern Sweden that might be of interest: SLU Grogrund is currently recruiting a Post-Doc for a newly funded by project: “Towards winter wheat and oat cultivars with low cadmium uptake”. The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University is recruiting a Post-doctoral fellow in Remote Sensing of crop growth.

11. SLU GroGrund launches Workshop series

SLU GroGrund launches Workshop series on methods in modern plant breeding. Read more about it here.