The Department of plant physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are about 100 persons in total at the department. We typically are around 20-25 PhD students, 30 post doctoral fellows, 15 technical administrational staff and more than 20 group leaders.
Our main activities are academic research in experimental plant biology where the major aim is to understand all aspects of plants in relation to the environment in which they live. We also teach plant physiology/molecular plant biology both at the Bachelor and Masters levels.
In 1999 the Department of Plant Physiology, formed a centre of experimental plant biology, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), together with the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
For more information about research and education please have a look at the UPSC homepage: www.upsc.se