28 Feb
1 Mar

Ystad Saltsjöbad, Ystad

Plant Science Career Event

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU Alnarp, University of Copenhagen, Lund University and PlantLink have come together to organise a unique networking event directed at PhD students and postdocs within plant sciences.

Come and meet your future employees!
The career event is going to be a lunch-to-lunch conference with the main theme: career after the PhD. A lot of our focus is on the transition between the academia and industry, skills required to work in the private sector and expertise the young researchers can bring into the companies. You will get a chance to present and advertise your company (also by bringing information stands, leaflets etc.), to meet your potential future employees and to influence the direction of their career!

The event will also be an excellent opportunity for you to learn about research done by young plant researchers in Sweden and Denmark and a chance to discuss possible collaborations.

We already have over 50 registered young researchers and we hope you will join us and participate in discussions about choosing a future career path and to help us make the event a success.


Time: 2019-02-28 12:00 - 2019-03-01 13:00
City: Ystad
Location: Ystad Saltsjöbad
Organiser: SLU, PlantLink, University of Copenhagen and Lund University
Last signup date: 30 January 2019
Price: Registration fees which give you full access to the venue and app: Full two days (including overnight stay and meals) 4 700 SEK Day 1 only (including lunch, coffee and dinner) 2 150 SEK Access to keynote lectures and speed dating/workshop (including coffee) 1 500 SEK
Additional info:

Registration and more information:
Erik Alexandersson, Erik.Alexandersson@slu.se or
Maja Brus-Szkalej, phdcareerevent@slu.se


Preliminary program

Day 1

11:30 - 13:00  

Lunch and Welcome by the Organizing committee

13:00 - 13:10

Opening by PlantLink and CPSC

13:10 - 13:40


Project leader sustainability Range and Supply

13:45 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:45

Afternoon coffee in poster room


14:45 - 18:00

Speed dating with companies

(using Grip – Event Networking App)

14:45 - 15:15

Start-ups, patents and innovation

SLU Holding (Nicholas Jakobsson), Lund Innovation (Per Mercke)

15:30 - 16:00

Plant Science Networks

Erik Alexandersson (PlantLink), Dennis Eriksson (ScanOats) and Lene Rasmussen (Plant Biologicals Network)

16:15 - 17:00

Life outside academia


Alumni working outside of academia

18:00 - 19:00

Mingle / Drinks in poster room




Day 2
The activities planned for the second day are directed mainly towards PhD students and postdocs, but you are very welcome to participate in all parts including the dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 10:00

Career workshop

Johan Runesson (Naturvetarna)

10:00 - 10:30

Seminar on communicating science  

Jessica Abbott (LU)


Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Poster session/ PhD student mingle

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and closing remarks (best poster prize)