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Research at Umeå University
– Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infection biology, global health, and plant and forest biotechnology.

Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world.

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Methods of Umeå University research group included in leading research manual

2016-12-09
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...

Nobel brain researcher at Campus Umeå

2016-12-09
The Norwegian Professor Edvard Moser was together with May-Britt Moser awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their breakthrough on the human brain positioning system. On Thursday, Edvard Moser visited Campus Umeå to make new contacts and share experiences.

Happy salmon swim better

2016-12-06
What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University shows that the young salmon’s desire to migrate can partly be limited by anxiety. The complete study can be found in the journal Nature Communications.

Welcome to the 3rd Lunch Pitch at IceLab!

2016-12-02
The new IceLab lunch meeting continues. To promote meetings between researchers from different places or disciplines, Icelab organises interdisciplinary research lunches with the vision to let ideas meet and mate. Welcome to the last interdisciplinary lunch pitch of this year at Icelab! Inspire and ...

Science and SciLifeLab Prize 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 SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the...

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Advancement of Research Leaders

Anna Överby Wernstedt is one of the researchers that have been awarded an individual grant for the Advancement of Research Leaders (FFL) by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Her research studies Flavivirus, in particular tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV).

The video has English subtitles.


TEDxUmeå 2016

Kalle Grill is an associate professor of philosophy at Umeå university. He has discussed philosophy, in a professional capacity, with children to middle-aged adults who are considering a change of career or life partner. Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016