First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research, ePS-1
A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

The meeting has ended!

Meeting venue

The meeting started at Uppsala university main building, on Monday June 25 2018. The university main building is located in central Uppsala, within walking distance from hotels.

From Tuesday June 26, the meeting venue was in the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) located ca four kilometres south of central Uppsala, in an area called Campus Ultuna. It is easily accessible by bus and bicycle from hotels in the city centre. The faculties of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, and of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science are located at Campus Ultuna. This is the location of the meeting on Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-28.

The conference halls are in and around the main Aula in the building called "Undervisningshuset" at Undervisningsplan (street address Almas allé 10, click on the map below for a larger view). 

The location of the meeting venue at SLU.

Getting to the meeting venue from central Uppsala

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  campus is easily accessible with bus from the city center and this is the best option for delegates without other means of transportation. You can also reach the campus easily by bicycle or taxi. 


The best bus line is the green bus nr 4 which runs frequently all day from the city center. Also yellow buses 100 and 101 runs to SLU (less frequent). The bus stop closest to the meeting halls is called Campus Ultuna. The venue is found by walking backwards from the bus direction, and turning right at Undervisningsplan. There is also an information board close to the bus stop.

3-day bus card

ePS-1 will provide every delegate with a 3-day bus card. This is handed out at the registration and allows free travel on all city buses (green or yellow) during the conference period on SLU, i.e. from Tuesday morning June 26 to Thursday night June 28. Hold the card at the card reader next to the bus driver until green light.

Please note that the card allows travel within the city-zone. Thus it is not possible to travel far outside town or to Arlanda airport with the airport buses on this card.

Bus time table: Bus 4 and extra buses

Stops in city center: Vaksala torg, Central Station (bus stop B4), Bäverns Gränd, Svandammen, Akademiska Södra  (Best for delegates at Hotel von Krämer) , Uppsala Sscience park.

Stop at SLU campus: Campus Ultuna (3 min walk).

Time table: morning from city, Leaves - arrives:

Central Station

Bäverns Gränd

Uppsala science Park

Campus Ultuna


Ca 07.52

Ca 07.56



Ca 08.07

Ca 08.11



Ca 08.22

Ca 08.26



Ca 08.37

Ca 08.41



Ca 08.52

Ca 08.56


Extra buses in the morning: Extra Bus 4 leaves from Central Station (Bus stop B4) and follows thereafter normal route to Campus Ultuna.

Time table: extra buses morning:

Central Station

Bäverns Gränd

Uppsala science Park

Campus Ultuna


Ca 08.12

Ca 08.16



Ca 08.17

Ca 08.21



Ca 08.27

Ca 08.31


Time table: evening from Campus Ultuna, Leaves - arrives:

Campus Ultuna



Central Station


































Extra buses nr 4 will leave from the conference after the final activities each day. Note that the buses will leave immediately when full on the Wednesday



Ca 19.07

Ca 19.15


18.02 pack full

18.0?   pack full

18.0?   pack full


Ca 17.32

Ca 17.38

Ca 17.45

A map of the venue at SLU and bus time tables can be downloaded below.


Uppsala is a wonderful town for bicycling. The bicycle path from the city center hotels to the Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) is car free, beautiful and follows the river. It is fairly flat. The bicycling will take 20-25 minutes.

Most hotels will have 2-4 bicycles to rent or even borrow for their guests. Please inquire at your hotel.

There are also several bicycle shops in the central town that have bicycles for rent. One that is reachable via internet is Skitotal which is very centrally located:


Taxi from the city center to Campus Ultuna will take ca 15 min and cost up to 240 SEK depending on time of the day.

Some reliable Uppsala taxi companies:

Uppsala taxi; Telephone number 018-100 000

Taxi Kurir: Telephone number 018 – 12 34 56

Eklundshof taxi: Telephone number 018 – 21 00 00

The taxi address at the campus at the Agricultural University, SLU is: Undervisningsplan

 Registration and Help Desk

Monday, June 25, 13.30-19.00   
                      at the Uppsala University Main Building (central Uppsala)

Tuesday, June 26, 08.00-11.00 
                       At Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (see map)

                       Outside Main Aula in "Undervisningshuset"

Wednesday, June 27, 08.00-11.00 
                       At Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

                       Outside Main Aula in "Undervisningshuset"  

Thursday, June 28, 08.00-11.00 
                       At Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

                       Outside Main Aula in "Undervisningshuset"  

Carl Linnaeus, "the father of modern taxonomy", was professor and rector at Uppsala University. He was one of the six founders of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist notable for the Arrhenius equation, was the first to calculate the temperature changes inflicted by carbon dioxide emissions. Arrhenius studied at Uppsala University and is buried in the Uppsala old cementery.

Hammarby is a farm estate outside Uppsala, where Carl Linnaeus spent the summers together with his family. It is now a museum reflecting Linnaeus' private life and scientific work. An enjoyable piece of science history, and the perfect visit while in Uppsala.