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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.


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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 Forest Biomaterials and Technology at SLU (BTC)

play The Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab)

The Core Facilities and technical platforms are supporting the scientists in their research projects.

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Course in LabVIEW

Professional development in LabVIEW - 3.0 ECTS//Yrkesmässiga basfärdigheter i LabVIEW  (SWE)
Date: v.22, i.e. 30/5-3/6.
Time: 8.00–17.00 (full day, possibly 9.00-18.00).
Detailed schedule and outline will be announced later).
Course director: Petter Lundberg, Department of Physics
Lecturer: Professional personnel from National Instruments.

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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2016, 23-25 February

UREM 2016 - Understanding and applying photosynthesis for a safe future
Organizers: Christiane Funk, Sylvia Larsson,  Johannes Hansson and Johannes Messinger

The Umeå Renewable Energy meeting 2016 is dedicated to presentations and discussions about how fuels and valuable products can be made with the help of sunlight. Examples are the storage of light energy in molecular fuels employing artificial photosynthesis, the production of biofuels and biomass by algae and trees, the cleaning of waste water and flue gasses using photosynthetic organisms, and the production of fish food by algae.

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Nutrient Cycling in Arctic
Welcome to the Workshop
"Nutrient Cycling in Arctic: Integrating plants-microbes-herbivores interactions"

16-17 March 2016
Umeå University, Chemical Biological Centre (KBC), Sweden

Hélène Barthelemy
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University

We welcome you to the Workshop "Nutrient cycling in arctic: Integrating plants-microbes-herbivores interactions", which will be hold in Umeå, March 16-17 2016.

The meeting is open for all scientists and students with an interest in arctic and alpine ecology. Lectures are open to everyone but the discussion sessions are reserved to the registered participants to the workshop. All areas of ecological research in nutrient cycling in arctic or boreal regions are welcome! A special focus at this meeting is linking nitrogen cycling to plant-microbes and herbivores interactions.

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Welcome to Lectures in Astrobiology!
14 February, 17:00, Umevatoriet
Title: Will we ever talk to aliens?

15 February, 11:00, Stora hörsalen, KBC, KB3B1

Title: Life in Extremes and the Search for Life Elsewhere

Charles Cockell
UK Centre for Astrobiology, University of Edinburgh, UK

Marianne Eik, Umevatoriet Umeå
Natuschka Lee, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The lectures are for free and in English. After the lectures, questions can be raised also in Swedish. These lectures mark the start of a series of upcoming events on astrobiology in Umeå, for children and adults. Welcome!

Find Umevatoriet, Umestans Företagspark, Umeå, Sverige
Find KBC, Stora hörsalen, Linnaeusvägen 5, Umeå University


BioImaging 1.5 ECTS
The Biochemical Imaging Core Facility announces:
Course in Bioimaging, 1.5 ECTS
Date 15 - 19 February 2016

Deadline for registration: 1 February 2016
by Email to Anita Dreyer Perkiömäki
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