Physiologia Plantarum

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SPPS Office


Dr Anke Carius
Society secretary
Department of Plant Physiology
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå

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Plant Science Links

SPPS is affiliated with three international organisations.


The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

SPPS was an active founding member of FESPB and two SPPS members have so far served as presidents in this society. Membership in FESPB is included in the membership fee of SPPS. This means that members of SPPS are entiteled to all membership benefits of the FESPB. To see the activities you can attend to and grants you can apply as well as other information on FESPB please visit their home page. SPPS is represented in FESPB meetings by the President of SPPS.


The European Plant Science Organisation

A collaboration agreement (A Memorandum of Understanding) between SPPS and EPSO was signed in 2009. Professor Jan K. Schjørring acts a SPPS representative in official EPSO meetings. Information about this organisation and EPSO activities relevant to SPPS members such as meetings, cources and workshops can be found on the EPSO webpages.


The Global Plant Council

Global Plant council (GPC) was established in 2009 and is a coalition of plant science societies around the world that brings plant scientists together to work synergistically towards solving the pressing problems facing humankind. Current SPPS representative in GPC is Professor Rodomiro Otriz who acts a link between SPPS and GPC.


Information for students

Here you can find lists of institutions where it is possible to study plant sciences in Scandinavia. Follow the links to the universities main pages, or departments, to find more specific information regarding program options in bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Organisers of training courses:

NOVA University network

Places to get a degree in plant physiology/biology:




Only the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) offers a Masters program specifically in plant science. Many other universities offer masters in branches of biology in which the students can opt to work in a plant lab.


Other plant biology related societies:

Links to information for teachers:

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