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.

Research News

Reactive oxygen species – fuelling or putting the brakes on inflammation?

2016-07-13
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to neurodegeneration and cancer. Researchers at Umeå University and Hospital of Halland in Sweden now re...

Familiar history is an important factor for prostate cancer

2016-07-11
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a risk of being diagnosed themselves in comparison to...

Åsa Gunnarsson awarded for prominent gender research

2016-07-07
The Görel Bohlin Award for prominent gender research is presented to Umeå University lecturers or researchers who have made important scientific achievements in gender studies. The 2016 award goes to Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in Law at the Forum for Studies on Law and Society.

How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments

2016-07-07
Researchers at Umeå University have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study reveals novel bacterial defence mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become resistant to antibiotics.

Invasive waterflea can change ecosystems in the Bothnian Bay

2016-07-06
The highly bioinvasive water flea, Cercopagis pengoi, has spread from the Caspian Sea to greater parts of the Baltic Sea. In the Bothnian Bay, it seems to meet a barrier in the area between the Bothnian Sea and the Bothnian Bay. Climate change can lead to the barrier of northward spreading is torn d...

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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).

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