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"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 the three-day meetup is to develop a decision-making...

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 project aims to map how plants react to abiotic stresse...

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 anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

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 Technology at Umeå University.

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 from satellite images can be used as a cost-effect...

Experience Arctic Abisko 27–28 June

2017-06-02
Abisko in North Sweden holds a special place in the heart of Umeå University during its Arctic year in 2017. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) and its collaborative partners bid you a warm welcome to the inauguration of a research trail aimed at the public and the Abisko Research-based Teac...

Summer Opening at Bildmuseet 18 June

2017-06-01
Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body; Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Welcome to a press preview on Thursday 15 June 10 am, of the largest presentation of Mendieta's artistry shown in Sweden to ...

Arctic's future in the spotlight at upcoming conference

2017-06-01
Our climate is warming and the fastest change takes place in the North. So, what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? How will natural resources be distributed? On 8–12 June 2017, world-leading researchers will gather in the hundreds at ICASS IX at Umeå Universit...

Internationally renowned researchers appointed honorary doctors

2017-06-01
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, And Dr. Paul Jenkins, chief statistician at Bassett Healthcare in New York, have been appointed 2017 honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University.

Graduation Ceremony 2017

2017-05-31
The Graduation Ceremony for International Master’s programmes was held on Tuesday 30 May. 116 graduating students received their congratulatory scroll from Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson in the annual ceremony.

Spotting the invisible

2017-05-31
Chemists at Umeå University have succeeded in mapping structures and functions of a transient enzyme state. By modifying the enzyme adenylate kinase, researchers were able to isolate the molecule and study it using the quantitative techniques X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR...

The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios

2017-05-30
All living organisms harbour complex chemical networks inside their cells. The sum of all these chemical reactions is the driving force of life and is called metabolism. In his thesis work, Stefano Papazian at Umeå University, studies how plants adapt their metabolic networks to respond to different...

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