In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and no policies have been put in place to limit the spr...
From 1 January 2018, Umeå University together with six other institutions of higher education form a consortium to lead a national research infrastructure, the Swedish National Data Service.
Since we can’t exactly ‘look under the hood’ anymore on all the digital things we use in everyday life, how do we know what these things are actually doing? And why do they seem to know so much about us anyway? A recent Wallenberg Foundation grant of SEK 4.5 million has been awarded to Umeå Institut...
A new Swedish-Danish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, scientists at four universities in Sweden and Denmark will join forces to create a Nordic net...
CryoNet, a new partnership within cryo-Electron Microscopy will bring together scientists at four Universities in Sweden and Danmark. At Umeå University, it will be researchers connected to the cryo-EM facility at KBC, who participate in the network funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation...
The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting...
When a seedling turns green: Scientists at UPSC have identified the link between light and chloroplast development
It has long been assumed that light activates chloroplastic gene expression via so-called thiol-mediated redox regulation. However, the mechanism giving rise to this regulation has remained elusive until now. Åsa Strand and her group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre have now identified the component...
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