Welcome to this newsletter with dates for summer and autumn activities, as well as open positions. PlantLink takes the opportunity to wish you a great summer with lots of interesting, fun and relaxing activities, and of course, lots of plants!
- PlantLink Day 14 October – Open for registration
- NPPN Virtual Field Day 2020, 17th June
- Sugar beet symposium 3 November 2020
- NordPlant Annual Day 4-6 November
- Post-graduate Courses in Life Science – deadline 31 May!
- MSc/PhD-course “Plant Protection Biology to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”, August 3 – 14 2020
- Development manager position Biotron
- Position as garden engineer Alnarp
- Webinar Postharvest damage
- Presentations from “Healthier plants with the help of Biologicals?” webinar
1. Plantlink Day 14 October – Open for registration
Remember to sign up for the next PlantLink Day 14 October in Lund. It has the theme Plant Health. Confirmed speakers are Jack Vossen (WUR), Aruppillai Suthaparan (NMBU), Anna Runemark (LU), Louise Holmquist (MariboHilleshög), Aakash Chawade (SLU) and Lars Hestbjerg Hansen (University of Copenhagen). We will also have a theme on Plant Health and education. Sign up here
2. Join the NPPN Virtual Field Day 2020, 17th June
Because of travel restrictions and group size limits due to COVID-19, the Nordic Plant Phenotyping Network (NPPN) annual field day will be held via virtual conference on ZOOM!
The conference will be divided into a morning and afternoon session, 9:00 to 11:00 and 13:00 to 15:00, respectively. The first session will focus on the advances of Robotics and Virtual Reality technologies in the field of agriculture, with presentations from researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Making View AS. The second session will highlight Applications & Field Observations, with presentations from Graminor and NMBU’s Vollebekk Research Farm. https://nordicphenotyping.org/events/nordic-plant-phenotyping-field-day-2020/
3. Sugar beet symposium 3 November 2020
This is the continuation of sugar beet research symposium initiated in 2019! This year there will be a program including a site tour of MariboHilleshög, presentations and discussions at MariboHilleshög facilities in Landskrona. Save the date!
4. NordPlant Annual Day
The Next annual day for NordPlant will take place in Tromsö, Norway, 4-6 November with the title “Plant phenotyping and modelling for improved resilience in changing climate”. This day will also feature two short workshops, one for facility managers of phenotyping and climate facilities as well one on joint data standards for phenotyping data. Klára Panzarová from Photon Systems Instruments, Czech Republic, Annette Menzel from Technical University of Munich, Germany, Odd Arne Rognli/Morten Lillemo from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Kaisa Nieminen at LUKE and Timo Hytönen from the University of Helsinki. More information and sign up here.
5. Post-graduate Courses in Life Science – deadline 31 May!
The PCLS PhD courses are admitting students to their courses this autumn at LU and SLU Alnarp. Last chance to register is 31st May. More information on these hands-on one-week courses.. PhDs, short deadline! Apply before 31 May here
6. MSc/PhD-course “Plant Protection Biology to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”, August 3 – 14 2020
The MSc/PhD-course “Plant Protection Biology to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”, August 3 – 14 2020, is MOVED TO ALNARP SWEDEN and ONLINE. There are still places. This is a great course for PhD students in their first half of their PhDs and will give a broad introduction to Plant Health both from a natural sciences and societal aspect. More info and sign up here
7. Open position as a development manager at the Biotron at SLU Alnarp
Are you interested in the development of climate controlled environments to meet the needs of future plant research? Would you find it exciting to work together with plant scientist and other users in order to maximise the usage of an advanced plant facility?
If yes, please keep an eye open at SLU’s homepage for a new position as a development manager at the biotron in Alnarp. For more information about this position contact Tomas Österman (email@example.com).
As a development manager, you will provide support to the users regarding e.g. experimental design and advanced plant science based on the technical possibilities of the biotron. You are also to advice the biotron management on how to upgrade and utilise the facility in the best way.”
8. Position as garden engineer at SLU Alnarp
The cultivation unit is looking for a Garden engineer to work with the researchers in the greenhouses, garden lab and the Biotron. More information here
9. Discuss a Paper Webinar: automated quantification and classification of post-harvest damage 25 August
NordPlant will host a webinar to discuss the paper about automated quantification and classification of post-harvest damage from SLU PhD student Emina Mulaosmanovic et al. on 25 August at 14:00. Anyone interested is welcome to join the authors at https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/65309503030
10. Presentations from “Healthier plants with the help of Biologicals?” webinar
With over 150 attendees there is clearly a strong interest in biologicals for agriculture! All the presentations are now available through the webinar homepage together with other useful links as well as the full recording of the webinar. Thanks to the invited speakers Professor Laura Grenville-Briggs (SLU), Dr Lerato Matsaunyane (ARC South Africa), Professor Jean Yong (SLU) and Dr Ivan Rwomushana (CABI). The event was hosted by Erik Alexandersson and Tina D’Hertefeldt, PlantLink. A big thank you also to the participants spread around the world – your active participation made this a lively and interesting webinar!