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Department of Plant Biology

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SLU Plant Protection Network kick-off

cajsa.lithell@slu.se Come, meet and connect with others at SLU working within plant protection or plant health. Get to know and help shaping our new SLU Plant Protection Network, and find out what

Biotechnology for Sustainability – Final report from Mistra Biotech 2012-2020

Mistra Biotech is a Swedish research programme that has been working for eight years to advance the use of modern biotechnology for a more sustainable agriculture. We have done this on a broad basis,

The Collaborator of the Year Award to Jens Sundström

Jens Sundström from the Department of Plant Biology has been awarded 'Collaborator of the Year 2016' at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ). The prize was awarded at the

Large Wallenberg grant to Claudia Köhler for research on communication signals in plants

Professor Claudia Köhler of SLU has been awarded SEK 28 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for research on small RNA molecules (sRNA). In plants, mobile sRNAs serve as signalling

Claudia Köhler chosen to be a Wallenberg Scholar

The Wallenberg Foundation has chosen 22 excellent researchers to be Wallenberg Scholars, which means that they receive SEK 18 million each for free research during five years. One of them is

Charles Kwadha

I am a Ph.D. student at the Chemical Ecology Unit at SLU, Alnarp. I joined the group in August 2018. I am currently working on the sexual communication of flies with a special focus on Drosophila

Pruthvi Balachandra Kalyandurg

Collaborative, result-driven and accomplished researcher with over five years of experience managing several projects in the fields of cell and molecular biology, virology, plant pathology and


Charles Melnyk, a plant biology researcher at SLU, has been awarded one of the most prestigious research grants in Europe, a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC). During the next

How bacteria hijack the plant’s self-eating system to spread infection

A major challenge in plant breeding is the improvement of resistance to a multitude of pathogens that threaten crop productivity. Successful pathogens have evolved a large repertoire of molecular

Barrier to plant breeders closer to a solution

A major obstacle for plant breeders around the world is that the endosperm does not develop normally in seeds from crosses of plants that differ in chromosome number. Claudia Köhler’s lab at SLU has

The genetics behind starch and dietary fibre storage in barley seeds is revealed

How much of photosynthetic products that are channelled into starch and fructan (a type of dietary fibre) in a barley seed is controlled by a single gene. An international research team, with its

Pär Ingvarsson

2017- Professor in Plant Genomics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2009-2016  Professor in Evolutionary Genetics, Umeå University 2004-2009  Associate Professor, Umeå