The Linnean Centre is a centre of excellence uniting plant research in Uppsala. The aim is to foster excellent research by providing an arena for cross-disciplinary contacts and the development of ground-breaking research. The Linnean Centre actively promotes crosstalk between basic and applied plant research. It builds on the concentration of cutting-edge research in plant sciences in Uppsala, and well-established contacts with stakeholders in plant research and biodiversity.
Plant research in Uppsala is multi-facetted, ranging from studies of functional aspects of plant performance to interactions between plants and their environment It addresses fundamental problems of both basic and applied plant research that are of direct relevance for agriculture, forestry and biodiversity management.
The Linnean Centre is a collaboration between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University while the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk) is an important associated partner.