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Welcome to the 3rd Lunch Pitch at IceLab!

2016-12-02
The new IceLab lunch meeting continues. Welcome to the last interdisciplinary lunch pitch of this year at Icelab! Inspire and get new inspirations!

Science and SciLifeLab Prize for young scientists to environmental scientist David Seekell

2016-12-02
One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and 90 000 SEK, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the...

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2016-12-01
Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The award comes with a SEK 3 million research grant and a personal award of SEK 50,000. The internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist, professor emeritus, will also become his mentor.

Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

2016-12-01
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and well-ordered – processes that, when they do not work ...

Eddie Wadbro appointed Associate Professor

2016-11-30
Eddie Wadbro has been appointed Associate Professor of Computing Science at Umeå University.

Methods of Umeå University research group included in leading research manual

2016-11-30
The research group of Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Immunology Unit, has provided a chapter describing its research methods in the latest version of the revered handbook Current Protocols in Immunology. With the inclusion in the manual, the methods for i...

Read the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal

2016-11-29
Anna Foka at Humlab informs that the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal is now available.

Massive effort on future autonomous systems for industry and society

2016-11-29 (from 2016-11-21)
The Kempe Foundations have granted two years of funding for eight postdoctoral researchers in autonomous systems in a major investment at Umeå University. Autonomous systems consist of software and infrastructure that together with humans provide increased functionality, sustainability, and efficien...

The 2nd Nordic Neuroscience meeting, June 7-9 2017, at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

2016-11-29

El Niño conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

2016-11-24
Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Niño activity – measured in se...

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