AU Flakkebjerg

About AU Flakkebjerg


AU Flakkebjerg is located on Sjælland not far from Slagelse at the heart of the Danish cereal and seed production. AU Flakkebjerg is a research centre primarily involved in research into plants and crop production. The research is multidisciplinary and the centre is a dynamic hub for the more practical part of crop research and crop production in Denmark.

There are around 150 members of staff at AU Flakkebjerg, half of which are scientific staff and PhD students. The scientists are employed either in the Department of Agroecology or in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

AU Flakkebjerg has a building mass covering an area of around 16,000 m2 which includes modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, climate chambers, glasshouses and a semi-field facility. The centre is also home to farmland available for field experiments of 175 ha.

Research activities

Department of Agroecology, Flakkebjerg
The research focuses on cereal and seed production, crop protection, pollination and bee diseases. The department houses the Global Reference Centre: Wheat Yellow Rust (GRC-YR). The centre functions as an umbrella organisation for a number of international research and monitoring activities.

The national collaboration on seed research also has its home in the department. This involves a number of partners who are endeavouring to strengthen knowledge-based growth and development in seed and cereal production in Region Sjælland.

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The centre has extensive activities within plant genetics and biotechnology. The primary focus is on achieving a deeper understanding of the genetic basis for a number of quality parameters in grasses and cereals with the help of Danish breeders and to improve these crops through crossing and genetic modification.

The research endeavour has a high degree of involvement from external partners and is also an important knowledge base for DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture – at Aarhus University.

 

 

Directions

By car

  • From Copenhagen airport 
    (distance: approx. 110 km)
    Take highway no. E20 south and continue in the direction of Odense.

  • From Copenhagen (distance: approx. 90 km)
    Take highway no. E20 south and continue in the direction of Odense. Take the exit turn no. 39 (Slagelse S) and continue to your right for about 1 km in the direction of Næstved. Turn right towards Flakkebjerg and on your right you will find AU Flakkebjerg after driving approx. 7 km.

  • From Korsør (distance: approx. 20 km)
    Take highway no E20 in the direction of Copenhagen. Take the exit turn no. 39 (Slagelse S) and continue left for approx. 1 km in the direction of Næstved. Turn right towards Flakkebjerg and on your right you will find AU Flakkebjerg after driving approx. 7 km.

  • From Næstved (distance: approx. 35 km)
    Take the main road no. 22 in the direction of Slagelse. After Fuglebjerg, turn left onto no. 152 for approx. 2 km. After Dalmose, turn right towards Flakkebjerg and after 3 km you will find AU Flakkebjerg on your left.


By train

  • From Copenhagen airport (travelling time: approx. 1 hour 15 min)
    From track no. 2 trains leaves to Copenhagen Central Station. 

  • From Copenhagen Central Station to Slagelse (travelling time: approx. 1 hour)
    During the day (Monday-Friday), trains leave twice an hour at regular intervals 

  • From Korsør railway station to Slagelse (travelling time: approx. 10 min.)
    During the day (Monday-Friday), trains leave twice an hour at regular intervals

Find more information here

Continue by bus from Slagelse bus- and railway station to Flakkebjerg (see below).


By Bus

  • From Slagelse bus- and railway station to Flakkebjerg (travelling time: approx. 25 min.)
    During the day (Monday-Friday), bus no. 431 to Dalmose leaves every hour. The bus stops right outside AU Flakkebjerg. For timetable in Danish, click here.
    Otherwise call the transport authority at: 5787 2727 Monday - Friday from 7.00am - 16.30pm.

  • From Næstved bus terminal to Slagelse bus and railway station (travelling time: approx. 50 min.)
    Continue by bus from Slagelse bus- and railway station to Flakkebjerg (see above).


Taxi

Slagelse Taxi
Phone: +45 5853 5353

CONTACT

AU Flakkebjerg
Forsøgsvej 1
DK-4200 Slagelse

Tel: +45 8715 8192
Fax: +45 8715 6082

Mail: receptionen.flakkebjerg@agrsci.dk