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.
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.
Continue by bus from Slagelse bus- and railway station to Flakkebjerg (see below).
Phone: +45 5853 5353
Tel: +45 8715 8192
Fax: +45 8715 6082