Professor Martin Karplus, one of the three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2013, will visit Umeå University on Friday December 13 to give a lecture on his groundbreaking research. Thanks to the methods he started developing in the 1970s together with Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel, today’s chemists ...
Education Inquiry is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic disciplines. The journal is published by the Umeå School of Education, Umeå Univers...
Researchers in Umeå and Uppsala have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds resistant. This can have serious consequences in the event of an influenza pandemic. With more than 14 million SEK from the Swedish Research Councils Formas...
Biologist André Frainer shows in his thesis how important aquatic species richness is to the functioning of northern stream ecosystems. He defends his results at Umeå University on December 6.
Professor Stefan Jansson has been named the Linné award recipient in botany at the annual meeting of the "Kunglig Fysiografiska Sällskapet" on 2 December. The prize committee honours Stefan Jansson as "undoubtedly one of Sweden's most prominent (and also most cited) plant physiologists.
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University have succeeded in showing how the DNA polymerase epsilon enzyme builds new genomes. The detailed image produced by these researchers shows how mutations that can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer lead to changes ...
Anna Valtonen, Rector at Umeå Institute of Design, has been appointed Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. She begins her new assignment on 1 March 2014.
Jonathan Klaminder, Christian Hedberg and Sjoerd Wanrooij have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Umeå University. They are awarded grants between SEK 5 and 9 million each spread over five years from the largest single private investment in supporting young researchers in Sweden.
Jury motivation: "Bildmuseet in Umeå ... provides an excellent model of how to use a very dynamic artistic exchange with other parts of Europe to raise contemporary existential, philosophical and political debates”. The winner will be selected on 3 December in Paris.
In the future, the content of videos, pictures and audio will be searched similarly to text content on the internet. This is the objective of the new European research project Media in Context, in which researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University are included.
Professor Martin Karplus, one of the three 2013 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, will visit Umeå University on Friday 13 December to give a lecture on his groundbreaking research. His visit to Umeå University is due to the fact that one of his former postdoctoral students now works in Umeå.
At Umeå University’s Annual Autumn ceremony at the end of October, Malin Sund was inaugurated as Sweden’s first female professor of surgery. Her specialisation is in cancer surgery.
Most children who undergo screening to detect gluten intolerance, celiac disease, can handle it well. However, many people feel that the discovery of the disease and the treatment they receive does not provide a better quality of life. Katrina Nordyke will address this topic as she defends her thesi...
On Sunday November 24 at 14:00 Bildmuseet opens an exhibition with French photographer Stéphane Couturiers. His series Melting Point consists of sized photographs of architecture in Brasilia, Barcelona, Havanna and Chandigarh.
Researchers at Umeå University have identified drugs targeting infections of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei and are thereby well on the way to find a cure against African sleeping sickness. This is the kernel of a thesis, which will be publicly defended on 8 November 2013.