Welcome to the NordPlant kick-off 24-25 October!

In the beginning of 2018 NordPlant was formed as a Nordic University Hub by five Nordic universities: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, University of Copenhagen, University of Tromsø and Lund University with the help of funding by NordForsk.  Please register here to participate.

The changing climate is a global challenge and new plant breeding and protection efforts are urgently needed. Novel methods in plant phenotyping and climate facilities which is the core of NordPlant will be central to better understand plant stress responses and to develop advanced and precise methods for rapid screening of plants to identify high-performing ones suitable for the future climate scenarios.

NordPlant wants to stimulate knowledge-exchange by seminars, site-visits and joint education for PhDs, post docs and researchers to advance reseach and technological developments to meet future challenges in agriculture and forestry in the Nordic countries.

NordPlant will address a number of topics, for example plant pathogens in new Nordic climate conditions, retained biomass production in climate change, forestry in automated phenotyping, microscopy and plant cell phenomics, modelling including remote sensing and ecosystem modeling as well as field phenotyping.

Please view the full program here:  NordPlant kick-off program with locations [PDF] (Last updated 2018-10-07).

Deadline to sign up for the kick-off is 14 October (or until places are filled)

The meeting venue is at the Viikki Campus (Viikinkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki, Finland). Viikki_Campus_map.

We recommend to go between downtown and the Viikki Campus with public bus transport information using their mobile phone tickets and route planner.

Hotel recommendations:

Omena Hotel Helsinki, Lönnrotinkatu

We have pre-booked a number of rooms in Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki (€119 for standard single room per night, and €139  for a standard double room per night)

Please email mention code ”NordPlant” when making the reservations.

Conference dinner 24th October at Harald Restaurant. Please bring cash or credit card for payment (€50) at the restaurant.