Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU Umea, Sweden)
Organisation and Competences: SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) is a university with a clearly defined role in society: to take responsibility for the development of learning and expertise in areas concerning biological resources and biological production. A total of 3200 people are employed at the University. SLU offers a broad spectrum of educational programmes and single subjects courses. About 3 300 undergraduates and 800 postgraduate students are enrolled at SLU.
The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå is also a member of Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).
Role: SLU will be involved in WP2 and WP5
Staf members' profile:
Prof. Sara von Arnold- is heading the division cell biology of forest trees at the Department of Plant biology and forest genetics. The Department has about 60 employees, active within research areas focused on plant development, diversity and defence (www.vbsg.slu.se).The Department belongs to Uppsala BioCenter (bioc.slu.se), providing an excellent scientific environment combining competence in plant biology with forest mycology and pathology, microbiology, food science, molecular biology and chemistry and a high quality infrastructure. Sara von Arnold has extensive experience in conifer biotechnology.
Prof. Harry Wu- has an extensive experience in translational genomics.