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New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

2017-10-20
Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery ...

The Annual Celebration at Umeå University

2017-10-19
The Annual Celebration at Umeå University takes place in late October every year. This year two Professors (Jim Andersén and Giovanni Forchini) from USBE will be installed and Social Sciences Honorary Doctor Professor Stewart Clegg from UTS, Sydney, Australia, will be conferred. USBE researcher Tomm...

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic seminar. The Annual Celebration starts on Friday 20 October consisting of an exhibit, lectures open...

2017 Erik Kempe Award

2017-10-17
Umeå University is host institution for the Erik Kempe Award, which is a biennial award for best published article in the area of environmental and resource economics.

Swedish e-Science Academy 2017

2017-10-13
The Swedish e-Science Academy 2017 was held at Umeå University on October 11 - 12, 2017.

Johan Tordsson on AI & data centers at OpenStack Nordic

2017-10-13
Johan Tordsson will be speaking at OpenStack Nordic about how to achieve self-driving data centers with OpenStack.

Scientific advisor to Komatsu Ltd

2017-10-13
Martin Servin has been appointed advisor to Komatsu Ltd International High-tech and Innovation board.

Researchers support a European financial transactions tax in FairTax Policy Brief no.2

2017-10-13
In a recent policy brief from the FairTax project, researchers Danuše Nerudová, Margit Schratzenstaller and Veronika Solilová identify several advantages of introducing a financial transactions tax in the EU.

“Tax systems must be redesigned to meet changing societal conditions”

2017-10-12
In their latest working paper, FairTax researchers Martin Eriksson and Åsa Gunnarsson investigate how national and international politics influence the design of a national tax system.

Protein restricts sap uptake by aphids

2017-10-10
Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been published in the journal the Plant Cell.

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