Copenhagen Plant Science Centre is a research centre rooted in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science at the 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.
In 2010 the Board of the 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
The CPSC researchers are located both in the department's older building at Thorvaldsensvej 40 and the Copenhagen Plant Science building at Bülowsvej 21 A, Frederiksberg C. The 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.
The CPSC Building
The Copenhagen Plant Science Centre building is situated on Bülowsvej 21 A. It is directly connected to the existing building "højhuset" at Frederiksberg Campus, and it contains 6,825 m2 space equipped for research and teaching.