Fellowship Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and well-ordered – processes that, when they do not work can be linked to cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious disease. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, he will be active at Umeå University.
Praised researcher One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the Karolinska institutet with the editor of Science.
Nobel lecture 8 December
Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser holds the lecture "Grid cells and the brain's map of space" at Umeå University:
Thursday 8 December at 13:00–14:00
The lecture is open to members of staff, students and other interested listeners. The lecture is given in English. Free entrance. Please note! Show up on time to ensure a place as seats are limited.
Umeå Institute of Design ranked #1
Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world.
UID is the only design school to have placed itself in the top ten of both rankings.