28 Apr
29 Apr


Lectures by our new professors

On 28–29 April, you will have the opportunity to listen to online lectures by our new professors.

This is an opportunity to learn more about many of our exciting subject fields as during two days, 15 new professors will be presenting their research. These lectures are part of the professorial inauguration that takes place at SLU every year to mark the new professors taking up their positions at the university. Due to the pandemic, the traditional inauguration ceremony and dinner will be moved forward to a later date, and the professors who give their lectures this year will take part in the formal ceremony planned for spring 2022.

The lectures have a popular science format and the broadcast will be moderated by Malin von Essen. Malin has an MSc in forest science and broad communication expertise. Running her own company, she focuses on taking on the role of facilitator, helping businesses and organisations create meaningful meetings. She is also a freelance writer and works as a moderator.

This year, we are trying a new concept for the professorial inauguration lectures where we get to know each professor through an introductory talk with the moderator. This is broadcast live, and you can send your questions to nyaprofessorer@slu.se for the short Q&A session that will take place after each lecture.

The broadcast will take place on 28 and 29 April at www.slu.se/professorer. No login is required.

More information about our new professors in text, image and film clips, is available on the same page: www.slu.se/professorer

No prior registration is necessary.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Time: 2021-04-28 - 2021-04-29
City: Online
Additional info:

28 April 09.00–15.00
29 April 09.00–14.15

More information available at: www.slu.se/professorer


Wednesday 28 April

09.00 Introduction
Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel
Moderator Malin von Essen

09.10 Hjärnan bakom beteendet
Erika Roman, professor of domestic animal physiology

09.45 Chronic wasting disease in Norway and why the rest of Europe should worry
Bjørnar Ytrehus, professor of veterinary pathology

10.25 The struggle over sustainability: on the co-construction of meaning in environmental governance
Anke Fischer, professor of environmental communication

11.00 Naturen som inspirationskälla i materialdesign för bättre miljö
Gulaim Seisenbaeva, professor of inorganic and physical chemistry

12.30 Life underground: the diet of soil biota
Anke Herrmann, professor of soil nutrient cycling

13.05 Technology for safe nutrient recycling
Björn Vinnerås, professor of environmental engineering

13.45 The microbial engines of lakes
Stefan Bertilsson, professor of functional ecology in limnic systems

14.20 Entreprenörskap på landsbygden
Johan Gaddefors, professor of business administration

Thursday 29 April

09.00 Introduction
Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel
Moderator Malin von Essen

09.10 Element cycling in terrestrial ecosystems
Marie Spohn, professor of the biogeochemistry of forest soils

09.45 Forest-derived and other bio-materials in sustainable composites
Stergios Adamopoulos, professor of wood science and wood technology

10.25 Raffinerade biprodukter för raffinerade bioprodukter
Sylvia Larsson, professor of technical biomaterials science

11.00 The life and death of xylem cells determine the properties of wood
Hannele Tuominen, professor of forestry-related plant physiology

12.30 The hidden gears that help us understand how forest ecosystems function
Michael Gundale, professor of forest vegetation ecology

13.05 More than money: forest economics as a tool to better understand sustainability
Francisco X Aguilar, professor of forest business management

13.40 Forest logistics: smarter solutions for working in the woods
Dag Fjeld, professor of forest technology specialising in logistics

Link to the programme as a pdf file (in Swedish)