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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Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

2016-05-19
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show differences in expression of certain molecules known as metabolites when comparing healthy individua...

PhD-course on Neuroimaging at KI Stockholm (October 2016).

2016-05-18

Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

2016-05-18
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and become easier to identify. The method, which is described in the journal Scientific...

Successful presentation of the first WP8 deliverable

2016-05-16
On April 25, 2016, Alexander Krenek, WIFO, and Marian Dobranschi of Mendel University in Brno jointly presented the first WP8 deliverable titled "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates" by Schra...

CutFEM: seeing the whole with the sum of the parts

2016-05-16
Geometry can describe very complex shapes, such as fluted curves or metallic mesh. Chemistry and physics can describe properties such as temperatures, velocities, and concentrations or flexibility and elasticity. How do you combine these seemingly separate ways of seeing objects? And what if those o...

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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