Research at Umeå University

Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.

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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.

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CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

2016-04-29
Discoveries on the CRISPR-Cpf1 enzyme are expected to open up for new opportunities to edit genes. This according to researchers at MIMS at Umeå University among others in a study published in the journal Nature.

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

2016-04-27
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."

RiseB thesis prize 2016 to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson at Stockholm School of Economics

2016-04-27
The thesis prize in Business Administration and Sustainability which is awarded by the Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB.se) at Umeå University and Umeå Energi 2016, goes to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson for the bachelor thesis Corporate Social Responsibility and...

Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

2016-04-25
A unique study published in The Lancet provides evidence of poorer health and social outcomes for Indigenous and tribal peoples around the world. The study is partly based on research led by Per Axelsson, associate professor in History at Umeå University, who studies the effect of colonisation on he...

Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease

2016-04-22
Significant ecological variables of outbreaks of Risk Valley fever (RVF) in Kenya can be used to map risk zones of infectious disease both on a local and global scale as well as predict future outbreaks of the disease. This according to researchers at Umeå University among others in a study publishe...

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Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015. Read more