Being a researcher is a free and exciting profession. In the search for new knowledge researchers can embark on unknown and exciting areas, sometimes never studied before. In our researcher portraits some of Umeå University's scientists explain more about their work and discoveries.
She has received a host of awards from research foundations and features on lists of the world’s most influential people. Umeå researcher Emmanuelle Charpentier’s discoveries are revolutionising genetic engineering. Possible results of her work include new treatments for a range of serious diseases.
Lena Berggren, teacher and senior lecturer in history at Umeå University, is one of Sweden’s most knowledgeable experts on fascism and anti-Semitism. The driving force behind her research is trying to understand the dark forces that many view as inexplicable.