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SPPS Newsletter December 2016
Index of Issue IV 2016
- SPPS turns 70 – Apply for an SPPS Promote Plant Science grant!
- Inspiring “Fascination of Plants Day” meeting
- Report from the 3rd SPPS ECPI network meeting
- Announcement – SPPS General Assembly, 17 August 2017
- Plant Biology Scandinavia 2017 – 27th SPPS Congress
- Symposium: Plant cell biology
- Symposium: Photosynthetic response to a changing environment
- The new Biotron in Alnarp inaugurated
- Postdoc position in plant pathology, SLU Alnarp
- Registration open for Rooting 2017
The mission of SPPS is to promote plant science in the Nordic countries. SPPS was founded in 1947, and to celebrate that we turn 70 we ask for creative ideas on how plant science could best be promoted. The task is to convince the public and decision-makers that what we do is not only fun but also important.
Representatives from various Nordic plant science institutions met on 8 December for an inspiration meeting for the upcoming “Fascination of Plants Day 2017”. The meeting took place at Arlanda in Stockholm and was initiated by Stefan Jansson, president of SPPS.
The third early-career PI meeting took place in November 2016 in Tromsø, Norway as a workshop with altogether 14 participants representing Norway, Sweden and Finland. The responsible organizers were Laura Jaakola (UiT, Norway) and Stephen Wenkel (Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
If you are an SPPS member joining the SPPS Conference 16-18 August, 2017, in Naantali, Finland, we strongly encourage you to participate in the SPPS General Assembly. The General Assembly, which will be held on Thursday 17 August, is the ultimate authority of the Society, so this is the best opportunity to speak up and have your say on what directions SPPS should take in the future.
It is a pleasure to invite you to Plant Biology Scandinavia 2017 – the 27th Congress of the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society, which will be held 16-18 August 2017 in Naantali, Finland!
The Society for Experimental Biology’s Annual Meeting 2017 will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3 – 6 July 2017. During the meeting a two-day symposium entitled “Plant Cell Biology ” will be held. The symposium is organized by Panagiotis Moschou (SLU, Uppsala), Alyona Minina (SLU, Uppsala), and Stephanie Robert (Umeå Plant Science Center). Abstract submission and online registration is now open.
During the SEB’s Annual Meeting in Gothenburg, a two-day symposium entitled “Photosynthetic response to a changing environment – Towards sustainable energy production” will be held among the cross disciplinary biology sessions. The symposium will take place 5–6 July 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The new Biotron facility at SLU Alnarp was officially inaugurated on November 8, 2016. In conjunction with the event a seminar day was arranged. The symposium offered insight in research going on at plant growth facilities in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The talks covered experimental set-ups as well as how links can be built to field studies, which are currently being revolutionised by automated phenotyping and large-scale data generation.
Can strawberry cope with multiple enemies? Wild and cultivated strawberries are attacked by several fungal pathogens, and herbivores. Wild plant genotypes may vary in resistance against these enemies. Ideally, however, future cultivated varieties should carry resistance to multiple pathogens and pests simultaneously.
Registration is now open for Rooting 2017 – The 8th International Symposium on Root Development. The meeting, which is hosted by Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, will be held in Umeå, May 29 – June 1, 2017.