Copenhagen Plant Science Centre > About CPSC
Copenhagen Plant Science Centre is a research centre rootet in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. It was initiated in 2013 based on two lighthouse grants from the university.
Copenhagen Plant Science Centre focuses on increasing plant productivity and resistance to stress and environmental changes. Research is centred on two overlapping areas: Molecular adaptation and Next-Generation Biological Production Organisms. Read more about the research at CPSC.
The research groups funded by the lighthouse grant from the university are the groups of young investigators Fernando Geu-Flores, Mathias Pribil, Sebastian Marquardt, Stephan Wenkel and Head of the centre Poul Erik Jensen. A number of additional research groups from the University of Copenhagen are also affilated with the centre: Meet the scientists.
In 2010 the Board of University of Copenhagen decided that research and education within the fields of plant biology and plant biotechnology should be of top priority. Two lighthouse grants of 70 million DKK were given to a new research centre, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, in order to strengthen plant research at the university. The centre is rooted in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science at Frederiksberg Campus.
New Buildings at Frederiksberg Campus
CPSC will be rooted in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science (formerly Faculty of Life Sciences), Thorvaldsens vej 40, Frederiksberg. Initially the centre will be situated in existing buildings, but will be housed in the new Plant Science building to be completed in 2016. An additional building will be finished in 2018.