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Jubilee symposium highlights world-leading infectious disease research

2017-06-26
On 19 June, several of the world's leading scientists in the field of infectious diseases visited Umeå University for a jubilee symposium celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The altered spreading patterns...

"Hackfest" gathers experts to develop data program that can predict epidemics

2017-06-22
On 20–22 June, international experts on mosquito-borne diseases from WHO and Umeå University and elsewhere met with software developers from Microsoft to further advance early warnings and response systems for mosquito-borne epidemics. The goal of th...

35 million SEK for interdisciplinary research on plant stress responses

2017-06-16
Åsa Strand, Stefan Björklund and Martin Rosvall, all researchers at Umeå University, have been awarded 35 million SEK from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for a five-year research program on systems biology. The interdisciplinary proje...

Infection challenges attract top-end scientists to Umeå

2017-06-14
On Monday 19 June, world-leading infection researchers visit Umeå to discuss altered spreading patterns of infectious diseases, and antibiotic resistance. The symposium is the second in a series of jubilee symposia celebrating the 100 year anniversar...

Andrey Petrov new IASSA President

2017-06-12
Russian American Andrey Petrov takes over as chairperson of the international Arctic research body IASSA. The university in Archangelsk will be hosting the next big Arctic research conference in 2020.

Biochemist and metabolomics researcher take honorary roles at Umeå University

2017-06-12
Björn O. Nilsson, biochemist and CEO of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), and Professor Gary Suizdak, the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, the US, have been appointed 2017 honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and T...

Arctic awards to Alaska and Greenland

2017-06-12
Ann Fienup-Riordan from Alaska and Carl Christian Olsen from Greenland take home the 2017 IASSA Awards. The award is given every three years.

Umeå unites global Arctic researchers

2017-06-09
Researchers, decision-makers and opinion makers from all over the world have gathered at Umeå University to discuss the future of the Arctic. One of the questions that is highlighted during the conference is of course climate change.

Data from satellite imagery useful for malaria early warning systems

2017-06-07
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model that uses seasonal weather data from satellite images to accurately predict outbreak of malaria with a one-month lead time. With a so-called GAMBOOST model, a host of weather information gathered ...

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