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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.

You are welcome to read more about what our talented scientists are working on or visit any of our events.

Discoverer of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology

Emmanuelle Charpentier is professor and group leader at the Department of Molecular Biology (within the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research).

She received the 2015 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine for her discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs world wide.

Film courtesy of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation

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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.


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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.