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). 

Getting to the meeting venue from central Uppsala

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


The best bus line is the green bus nr 4 which runs frequently all day from the city center. 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

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

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.

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.