Courses, seminars, general competence studies and other events


DPPS Orientation (DPPS-001)
For more information about DPPS orientation please contact the DPPS office (dpps-office(at)

Advanced Studies in ecophysiology & ecology & evolutionary biology (DPPS-303)
2019: Plant Responses to Climate Change

Time: 21st-25th October
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Matt Robson

Current Challenges in Plant Biology (DPPS-503)
2019: Sensory Ecology of Plants: Linking metabolic and genetic regulation to ecology and evolution
Time: 9-10 December
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Pedro Aphalo & UV4Plants

Ongoing courses

Courses which teach so called 'transferable skills' useful for career stages of both professional researchers and other scientific positions are organised by the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB).

Other doctoral schools offer similar types of courses which you may participate in if they are not full. You can use the codes DONAS (Doctoral school in Natural Sciences, Kumpula); HEALTH (Doctoral School in Health Sciences, Meilahti) or HYMY (Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences, City Centre) to search for courses in WebOodi.


PhD Summerfest – Thursday 6th June 18:00
ViPS Science Fair - 26th September & Umeå Plant Science Centre visit – 25-27th September
DPPS research visit to PSB VIB – 6-8th October
Plants in a changing world conference, Helsinki – 6-8th November (ViPS funding for registration fees)