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Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

Space Physics Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish. So says a new thesis by Jesper Lindkvist, PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umeå University. The thesis will be defended on Tuesday 31 May at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna, Sweden.


Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

Molecular Biology Researchers at Umeå University have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and become easier to identify. The method, which is described in the journal Scientific Reports, also makes it possible to activate other functions in infected cells, for instance to enhance the immune system.

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Refugees and integration – what is Umeå University's role?

Last year, around 160,000 people sought asylum in Sweden on the run from wars, conflicts and threats. A large proportion of these have academic educations. Umeå University is now working hard to support newly arrived academics in order to make the most of these individual's professional qualifications.Read more


Culture on Campus presents:

Vera Vinter

Wednesday 25 May
At 12:10–12:50
Campus Pond (if inclement weather: Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building)

Vera Vinter is an artist and songwriter from Stora Lappträsk in northern Sweden.

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International Master's Graduate

Carlos Martin Jara, from Ecuador studied Business Development and Internationalisation at the Umeå School of Business and Economics.
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