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.
It has long been assumed that light activates chloroplastic gene expression via so-called thiol-mediated redox regulation. However, the mechanism giving rise to this regulation has remained elusive until now. Åsa Strand and her group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre have now identified the component...
Umeå University, together with partners from Finland and Norway, investigates the possibility of establishing a renovation center in northern Scandinavia. The purpose of the project is to facilitate sharing of knowledge about energy-efficient renovation and to increase the competence to carry out en...
Researchers have linked genetic changes in the so-called CRH gene, which affects the regulation of the body’s stress system, to suicide risk and psychiatric illness. The study of epigenetic changes in the body’s hormone-based stress system has shown that stress-related changes in the CRH gene are li...