Research at Umeå University
Our research is innovative and makes an international impact.
Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.
We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infections, and plant and forest biotechnology.
Swedish scientists have mapped the gene sequence of Norway spruce (the Christmas tree) – a species with huge economic and ecological importance - and that is the largest genome to have ever been mapped. The genome is complex and seven times larger than that of humans. The results have been published...
The spruce, giant of the forests, outlived the dinosaurs and is today Sweden’s most important plant from an economical aspect. Its genome is also huge, seven times larger than the human genome. For that reason until now a full mapping of the spruce genome has been impossible. But scientists at Umeå ...
Every 20 seconds, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetic foot ulcer that does not heal. To date, medical solutions that can change this situation are very limited. In his doctoral thesis Yue Shen from the Industrial Doctoral School and the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Um...
Men often suffer from more severe cases of psoriasis than women, which may explain why the cost of care for men is higher. This is the conclusion of researchers at Umeå University in a new study.
How cells regulate their own function by “accelerating and braking” is important basic knowledge when new intelligent medicines are being developed, or when plant cells are tweaked to produce more bioenergy. In a study published by Nature Communications 14 May, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå univer...