About Copenhagen Plant Science Centre – University of Copenhagen

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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.

Research

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 OrganismsRead more about the research at CPSC.

Researchers

The research groups funded by the lighthouse grant from the university are the groups of young investigators Fernando Geu-FloresMathias PribilSebastian MarquardtStephan 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.

Background

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. 

Facilities at Frederiksberg Campus

CPSC is rooted in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science. The CPSC researchers are located both in the department's older building at Thorvaldsensvej 40 and the new Copenhagen Plant Science building at Bülowsvej 21 A, Frederiksberg C. The new building contains research and teaching facilities and it will also house technology platforms for metabolomics and proteomics along with facilities for growing plants and laboratories for sterile growth of microalgae, moss and higher plants. Read more about the facilities.

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