Four jubilee symposia in September

Plants acquire greater resistance to infections and drought after a couple of genes have been removed. They also become more tolerant to salt water. According to Professor Stefan Björklund, this mutation may increase demand for plants of this kind in a warmer climate.
From Gothenburg Wallenberg Academy Fellow Sebastiaan Swart will coordinate a fleet of underwater vessels collecting unique data for oceanographers, ecologists and climate researchers.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Philipp Schlatter wants to take studies of turbulence to a new level. A virtual wind tunnel will show how an aircraft wing can be designed to reduce drag.
Research is under way into brain patterns that reveal how we learn social threats, fears and values. This knowledge may give us new tools to cope with everything from xenophobia to anxiety conditions.