- 01 July 2022 Prestigious award to SLU doctoral student Hasitha Priyashantha defended his thesis at the Department of Molecular Sciences at SLU in September 2021. Now one of his articles has been awarded by The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) as this year's best review article on the subject of Dairy foods written by a doctoral student.
- 03 June 2022 Dissertation on decision tools for mastitis will be defended on June 15th A new decision support system can tell the farmer when udder inflammation in cows is chronic, which cases will become chronic, which cases are associated with large losses in milk production and what economic consequences this will have. With the help of sensor data, Johan Bonestroo has developed new decision tools in his doctoral thesis. The dissertation will take place on June 15th.
- 23 May 2022 Webinar: “Ongoing Nordic projects - heritage cereals” Recently, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK, Finland) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Sweden) arranged a webinar on the topic “Ongoing Nordic projects - heritage cereals” with the aim to increase awareness among researchers and non-academic partners on currently running projects and create a platform for new networks and further collaboration
- 04 May 2022 Slight amounts of fungal protein can help stubborn meat eaters reduce their climate footprint If twenty percent of all the beef we eat is replaced by alternative protein sources, the environmental impact of meat consumption would decrease substantially. This according to new research from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in collaboration with SLU, which has been published in the journal Nature. The researchers used a complicated computer model to estimate the future effects of replacing beef with protein that has been derived from fungal mycelium cultivated on sugar.
- 14 April 2022 Department of Molecular Sciences strengthens partnership with Central Asia Within the framework of a large regional project on the modernization of professional education in Central Asia for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, our department participated in the meeting in Istanbul (March 28-29). Senior researchers and administrative staff from 9 countries participated in the meeting. SLU was represented by Santanu Basu, Galia Zamaratskaia, Saied Karkehabadi and Monika Johansson.
We investigate the molecular aspects of biologically relevant processes in nature and industry.
The Department actively collaborate with industrial partners. This has resulted in several patents and innovations. We also have two External Collaboration Specialists at the Department, specialising in Bioenergy and Food Quality. Read more about our collaboration with society here.
In total, ca 110 employees, including researchers, PhD students and technical and administrative staff work at the Department.