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Crash course in pulping - 2 ECTS 
26-28 May in Umeå 

 Registration form (registration deadline 1 May 2014)

he course gives students an overview and basic understanding of the kraft pulping process in technical, chemical and economical terms.

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Welcome to KBC

CafeteriaSix departments and two research units at Umeå university (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are forming one large multidisciplinary research centre: The Chemical Biological Centre (KBC- Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum). Around 850 people are collaborating in a positive and creative environment in research and teaching. The KBC research school is organizing a graduate program for around 250 PhD students and each department offers a large varity of courses for bachelor and master students.


Although the departments are administratively independent, they have the ambition to share resources (technical platforms) and build up tight networks between the departments to overcome the borders of faculties and universities. To support this development the university has appointed the KBC Group led by a scientific coordinator, professor Per Gardeström. The group is meeting once a month and coordinating the activities at KBC.  The aim is to develop KBC into a world leading research and teaching environment.

To read more about the research projects and research groups, please, visit the webpages of the individual departments.

play Department of Chemistry

play Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC):
Depts. of Plant Physiology (UmU) and Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (SLU)

play Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)

play Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
play Department of Physics

play Unit of Biomass Technology and Chemistry at SLU (BTC)

play Research Group at dept of Applied Physics and Electronics

The Technical Platforms are core facilities supporting the scientists in their research projects.

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IceLab Camp 2014 - Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research - 2 ECTS

icelab_logo_Sida_2IceLab Camp 2014 – Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research - 2 ECTS
15-18 September 2014
Kronlund Kursgård at Vindelälven, 80 km from Umeå

Organiser: Martin Rosvall, department of Physics, Umeå University

 Registration (deadline 31 August).

Umeå University becomes national resource for advanced electron microscopy

Umeå University will be a national resource for advanced electron microscopy thanks to a contribution of SEK 57 million. Scientists across the country will be able to use the techniques for research, including detailed studies of microorganisms that cause infectious diseases.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing SEK 37 million to develop the platform. The main applicants are Bernt Eric Uhlin and Linda Sandblad, Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), who along with colleagues at Umeå University, Karolinska Institutet, Linköping University, Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have developed plans for a national platform in Umeå.
Umeå University is also supporting the venture with another SEK 15 million. Moreover, the Kempe Foundations is investing SEK 5 million, which allows the acquisition of the most advanced and powerful equipment for electron microscopy.

Course in TEM and SEM- 1 ECTS
Basic Course in Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy  - 1 ECTS
Date: 24-26 March 2014
Location: Lectures (tba), Laboratory demonstrations at UCEM, KBC Building, 5th/6th Floor and Molbiol
Registration is closed!

This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM). The course will include both lectures and laboratory demonstrations. The TEM laboratory session will only focus on biological samples while the SEM session covers both biological and materials science samples.
Vibrational Spectroscopy - User Licence Course - 2 ECTS

Introduction to the usage of FT-IR spectrometers and microscopes as well as a Raman microscope.
7-11 April 2014, at KBC, Vibrational Spectroscopy Platform

The registration is closed now. Please contact the course instructor, András Gorzsas, if you have questions.

András Gorzsas, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Manager of the Vibrational Spectroscopy Platform  (webpage of the platform)

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