About the SLU Platform Plant Breeding
The mission of SLU Platform Plant Breeding is to stimulate and support collaboration between personnel located at SLU's various sites and faculties. It also aims to strengthen SLU's profile in plant breeding internationally. The participating faculties are the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science(LTV), the Faculty of Forest Sciences (S) and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ).
A committee with two members from each faculty leads the coordination of common activities including research, education, infrastructure and interaction with stakeholders.
SLU platforms for University-wide collaboration and coordination
- Minimize the risk for overlapping work in research and education
- Make use of common resources and complementary competences
- Support collaboration between groups from different geographic and organizational units
Funds has been reserved to facilitate travels, courses, meetings, support for coordinating grant applications, and platform-specific positions.
If you are interested in our annual reports, please contact Katja.Fedrowitz@slu.se.
The platform financed three postdoc projects (2015-2018). Each faculty had the main mentorship for one of the postdoc positions. Linked to the projects were also mentors from other faculties.
The three projects, postdocs and mentors:
Reproductive development and early cone-setting in Norway spruce
Jens Sundström (NJ), Sara von Arnold (NJ), Ove Nilsson (S)
SLU Plant breeding and genetic resources enhancement informatics
Sandeep Kumar Kushwaha
Rodomiro Ortiz (LTV), Anders Carlsson (LTV), Erik Andreasson (LTV), Erik Alexandersson (LTV), Eugene Savenkov (NJ)
Optimizing Plant Breeding Strategies Using Genome-wide Dense Marker Data
Henrik Hallenbäck (NJ)
Harry Wu (S), Larisa Gustavsson (LTV), Anna Westerbergh (NJ)