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Biology and Biotechnology in Forest Production Systems

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2017

About the course

The course includes theory, laboratory exercises and project work. It starts with basic theory underlying the optimization of forest production systems and forest biotechnology in terms of increasing raw material production and promoting desirable wood and fiber properties. The theory covers aspects such as growth optimization, wood formation, biosynthesis of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, wood/fiber structure and chemistry. The course highlights several important processes in forest production systems such as somatic embrogynesis plant production and growth optimization in plantation forestry.

Application and eligibility

Biology and Biotechnology in Forest Production Systems, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 20 March 2017


Lectures end during the week of 29 May 2017

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Chemistry 15 ECT, Biology 60 ECT of which at least 30 ECT has to be plant biology and cell- and molecular biology. English proficiency equivalent to English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 August 2016. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


Contact us

Contactpersons for the course are: Maria Karlsson, Study advisor EMG, Edouard Pesquet, course coordinator

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Course is given by
Department of Plant Physiology