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Maria Hellström

Maria Hellström
Ph.D. student within the Microbial Horticulture group at the department of Biosystems and Technology.


I am currently working on my thesis project where the focus is on the integrated control of fungal pathogens where a combination of biocontrol agents (BCAs) and LED lamps are being tested. Within the project, three different commercial BCAs are being tested against foliar pathogens in greenhouse-grown tomatoes under an array of light spectra.  This is part of a SLF-funded project.


Has been part of the teaching team for the master course BI1310 Microbial Horticulture, 15 credits, 2020 and 2022.  Responsibilities have included preparing and leading student laboratories during the course.

Led an afternoon workshop for youths from the Future Farmers of America on how to propagate ornamentals and taught the importance of propagation at the 2017 NYS FFA COLT Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


SLF-Light project; Optimized integrated control in greenhouse systems sees the light.


Conducted both bachelor's and master's thesis together with a biotech company based in Lund. 


  • Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture (300 credits), Alnarp 2019
  • Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), SLU, Alnarp 2019
    • One full year of exchange studies at CALS, Cornell University, 2018
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science, SLU, Alnarp 2018

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