Green young spruce seedling on white substrate
21 Mar

"Lilla hörsalen" (Small Lecture Hall), KB.E3.01, KBC building, Umeå University, Umeå

UPSC Symposium for Early Career Plant Scientists 2024

seminars, workshops |

Scientific symposium organised by Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)

Presentations by six invited postdoctoral candidates

9:00 Welcome by Johannes Hanson

9:05 Plant cell’s borderline in cell fate

Andriani Mentzelopoulou, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

9:35 The Role of the Plant Endomembrane System in Salt Stress Tolerance

Daniel McKay, University of Heidelberg, Germany

10:05 Unravelling the role of root cap in shaping the Arabidopsis response towards abiotic stress

Krishna Kodappully Das, IISER Tirupati, India

10:40 Coffee break

10:55 Physiological, molecular and genetic mechanisms of adaptation to alkaline in Arabidopsis thaliana populations

Laura Perez Martin, University of Geneva, Switzerland

11:25 The ups and downs of being an outdoor plant-The epigenetic and transcriptomic landscape of Arabidopsis thaliana acclimated to fluctuating light

Robyn Emmerson, University of Birmingham, UK

11:55 Comparing genomic prediction methods for (relatively) oligogenic traits: a case study in maize grain carotenoids

Mary-Francis LaPorte, University of California, Davis, USA

The afternoon programme is tailored to the invited candidates and not open for everyone.

Please find more information about the symposium on the UPSC homepage


Time: 2024-03-21 09:00 - 12:00
City: Umeå
Location: "Lilla hörsalen" (Small Lecture Hall), KB.E3.01, KBC building, Umeå University
Organiser: Umeå Plant Science Centre
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For questions, please contact Laura Bacete (, Umeå University), Petra Marhava (, SLU) or Stéphane Verger (, Umeå University)