In the PlantLink December newsletter we have listed the PlantLink Seedmoney recipients and report on recipients from other calls. You can read information on upcoming courses and events and we present a new Researcher in the Spotlight – Pål Axel Olsson.
We wish you a good end of the year and a relaxing holiday!
1. PlantLink Seedmoney granted!
Seventeen strong applications for PlantLink seed money support have now been evaluated by the external referees. We congratulate Olivier van Aken, Mats Hansson and Magne Friberg who were the head applicants of the three granted applications. Read more about the Seedmoney projects here.
2. Join the seminar “Interdisciplinary research generation in food science”
This is a seminar arranged by LU Food Faculty in collaboration with CEC, LUBIRC and PlantLink.
Date: 5 December at 13-16
Location: Pufendorf Institute in Lund (Biskopsgatan 3). Register here.
3. Vinnova granted the Plant Protein Plant project
Vinnova has granted funding for the Plant Protein Plant project. Within the project, a plant for the extraction of plant protein from plant material will be built at Alnarp. The project was funded with approximately 10 million SEK. The project was initiated from the Department of Plant Breeding, SLU, through Eva Johansson who together with Bill Newson has been active in the application process together with SLU Holding. A number of companies will be involved. Bill Newson will also be active in the project.
4. PlantLink is now a member of SPPS
Please visit their homepage www.spps.seto see the ongoing activities. This means that you can register for individual membership for free hereas well as other possibilities to nominate to SPPS prizes.
5. PlantLink receives SPPS grant of 30000 SEK for the PhD/post doc job fair
6. SLU-Grogrund will fund the project “Climate-stable wheat: Processing of robust and high quality wheat for increased food supply”
SLU-Grogrund will fund the project “Klimatstabilt vete: Förädling av robust och högkvalitativt vete för ökad livsmedelsförsörjning /Climate-stable wheat: Processing of robust and high quality wheat for increased food supply” The project is scheduled for the period 2018-11-01 – 2022-10-31 with project start 2018-11-01 and will be coordinated by Ramune Kuktaite at the Department of Plant Breeding, SLU.
7. Still places left for the Insect Chemical Ecology MSc Course in Alnarp (BI0914).
8. NOVA PhD Course: Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions – Image Based Phenotyping is Open for Applications!
NOVA PhD Course: Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions – Image Based Phenotyping is Open for Applications! Apply here.
9. The Plant Genetic Resources International Platform (PGRIP) – with funding from Mistra and Mistra Biotech
10. We congratulate all applicants receiving VR and Formas grants!
Congratulations to all recipients of grants from VR and Formas! Find the list of plant-related research projects in LU and SLU Alnarp here.
11. Sustainability week themes 2019
Sustainability Week is an annual event in Lund where the university, the City of Lund, organisations and other interested parties organise a week filled with activities relating to sustainability. In 2019, Sustainability Week will be held April 8-13 on the theme “Transforming our World”, focusing on the global goals and agenda2030. The theme “Transforming Food” is one of the many interesting initiatives during this week. Find more information here.
12. Researcher in the Spotlight – Pål Axel Olsson
We welcome professor Pål Axel Olsson from Lund University as our Researcher in the spotlight. Read about Pål Axels new projects on coastal protection using ecosystem based approaches, and a recent publication on microbial diversity here.
That is all for this month’s newsletter. For more events and happenings. please see the calendars of PlantLink, Department of Plant Breeding SLU Alnarp, the Biology Department at LU and Copenhagen Plant Science Centre.