Popular Science

It is important for Umeå University to make our exciting and diverse research available to the public. Therefore, we are focusing on a wide range of popular science activities.

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Youngsters with Ear Problems Benefit from International Project in South Africa

Youngsters with Ear Problems Benefit from International Project in South Africa

A clinic in Fourways, north of Johannesburg in South Africa, has recently been selected to take part in an international video-otoscopy project to benefit local underprivileged 2–16 year olds with ear problems. This cutting edge technology project was funded by two universities: the University of Pretoria and Umeå University, Sweden.

Searching for clues for new medicines

Molecular Biologist Anders Nordström is searching for clues among the smallest molecules in the body - metabolities -  to produce new medicines to cure cancer and other diseases.  In 2011, he was named as a Future Research Leader by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.


Page Editor: Karin Wikman
2011-11-25

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Designing engaging digital products

Daniel Fällman studies how digital products should be designed to engage. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Studio Director at Interactive Institute and is one of the Talented Young Rearchers that received a career grant from Umeå University. In 2011, he was named as a Future Research Leader by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

The process by which molecules enter cells

Molecular Biologist Richard Lundmark studies endocytosis - the process by which molecules enter cells. One of the goals is to design medicines that can block viruses and toxins in cells.  He is one of the Talented Young Rearchers that received a career grant from Umeå University.  In 2011, he was named as a Future Research Leader by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.