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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.

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Research News

4th Learning and plasticity meeting in Äkäslompolo Finland, April 8-11 2018.

2018-01-12

When a seedling turns green: Scientists at UPSC have identified the link between light and chloroplast development

2018-01-11
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...

Workshop on energy-efficient renovation of buildings

2018-01-10
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...

Genetic changes caused by environmental factors linked to suicide risk

2017-12-18
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...

Musikhjälpen 2017, Auction for ”Hjärnforskare för en dag”

2017-12-15

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David Cohen is a senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (MMS). His current research deals with the development and analysis of efficient computational methods for the time integration of stochastic partial differential equations.

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TEDxUmeå 2017

Listen to chemistry professor Fredrik Almqvist’s TED Talk on antibiotic resistance and alternative solutions to the problem.

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