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Teaching assistants help in education - and develop personally
Published: 16 Sep, 2021

The Faculty of Science and Technology employs teaching assistants at more departments than before.

AI-council of the Medical faculty invites to AI-Day September 10!
Published: 30 Aug, 2021

The AI-council works in order to strengthen the faculty before a future when AI will play a crucial role.

New tool for finding green solvents for printed electronics
Published: 19 Aug, 2021

Physics researchers have developed and published an open web tool for the identification of green solvents.

Unique insight into the interior of the Arabidopsis photosynthesis machine
Published: 17 Aug, 2021

Using cryoelectron microscopy, Umeå researchers succeed to produce a high-resolution image of photosystem II.

Insects in focus for French students during internship in Umeå
Published: 09 Aug, 2021

Honeybees and wood-living insects has been in focus during Erasmus practice.

Martian landslides caused by salts and melting ice?
Published: 03 Aug, 2021

Research shows that small-scale melting of ice near the ground surface causes landslides.

Umeå University participates in the Gothenburg Science Festival
Published: 02 Aug, 2021

In April, Gothenburg bursts with popular science activities. Natuschka Lee will give a lecture on pollinators

Kungliga Skytteanska Samfundet’s award to membrane chemist
Published: 02 Jul, 2021

The award-winning researcher Naser Tavajohi has worked at the Department of Chemistry for just over two years.

Molecules produced that trick viruses into attaching
Published: 01 Jul, 2021

Emil Johansson makes molecules that bind to viruses and block them from infecting cells and causing disease.

Discovery of nanosized molecules that might inhibit Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Published: 01 Jul, 2021

Nanosized molecules of a particular chemical element can inhibit the formation of plaque in brain tissues.

Old lessons in chemometry can improve modern AI - and vice versa
Published: 30 Jun, 2021

With increased use of automatic systems, it is important to understand limitations in the whole chain.

New evaluation model for more sustainable cities
Published: 30 Jun, 2021

Includes two life cycle tools and takes into account the effect of the city's services in water-waste-energy.

Prohibition of zero tapping in hydropower plants has benefits
Published: 29 Jun, 2021

More environmentally friendly flows in regulated rivers only lead to small losses in hydropower production.

Umeå scientists in US initiative to combat antibiotic resistance
Published: 29 Jun, 2021

Fredrik Almqvist's research group assists with design and synthesis of new antibacterial substances.

Postdocs in Umeå stick together in Umeå Postdoc Society
Published: 21 Jun, 2021

The aim of the society is to attain an attractive environment for postdocs, both socially and academically.

The Pollen Hunt starts and a week is dedicated to pollinators
Published: 21 Jun, 2021

School pupils begin the Pollen Hunt and the Pollination week is dedicated to pollinating insects.

Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but preferably in plant sap
Published: 18 Jun, 2021

The gene SLI1 protects arabidopsis and makes aphids spit 20 times before absorbing sugar juice from the plant.

Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce
Published: 18 Jun, 2021

Genetic variation in spruce does not differ significantly between cultivated and old forest in Västerbotten.

Highly fluorinated chemicals can enter the environment via our household waste
Published: 17 Jun, 2021

The leaking substances that Sofie Björklund studied, PFAS, are very stable and do not break down in nature.

Woodchipping study receives new research award
Published: 17 Jun, 2021

Jessica Gard Timmerfors, alumni from the Industrial Doctoral School, receives the Young Researcher´s Award.

Guest professorship focuses on sustainable life along Vindelälven
Published: 07 Jun, 2021

Guest professor Julian D. Olden will focus his research on sustainable life along Vindelälven.

Rooting regulators are evolutionary conserved
Published: 31 May, 2021

With genomes of trees mapped, one can study initiation of adventitious roots from an evolutionary perspective.

Getting your research story right
Published: 04 May, 2021

15 PhD students have honed their messages during the course Science Communication.

New approaches to identifying substitutes for hazardous chemicals
Published: 29 Apr, 2021

A correct assessment of risks with chemicals that replace those that are banned is hampered by lack of data.

Breakthrough in the understanding of a protein with a key role in cancer
Published: 27 Apr, 2021

The neutron reflexometry method gives scientists atomic-level insight into the behaviour of the protein Bcl-2.

Streams and rivers emit more carbon dioxide at night than day
Published: 16 Apr, 2021

A study by Gerard Rocher Ros shows that the flux may be greater than previously thought.

Two UPSC postdocs are awarded with an Indian fellowship
Published: 12 Apr, 2021

Vikash Kumar and Jay Prakash Maurya receive the Ramalingaswami Fellowship from the Indian Government.

Metallföroreningar i vattenmiljön påverkar även fåglar på land
Published: 07 Apr, 2021

Johan Lidman shows in his dissertation that metals in water have negative effects on insect-eating birds.

Risk that the terrestrial carbon sink declines in the future
Published: 01 Apr, 2021

Global warming can be even bigger since capacity of vegetation to absorb carbon dioxide is likely to decline.

Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna
Published: 09 Mar, 2021

Not all major faunal transitions are related to abrupt global perturbations that triggered mass extinctions.

Small-scale X-rays challenge the large electron accelerators
Published: 26 Feb, 2021

Physicist László Veisz, significantly reduces the divergence of laser-driven X-ray radiation

A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic
Published: 25 Feb, 2021

Two new studies emphasize the variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region.

Distribution of vertebrates redefines temperate and cold climate regions
Published: 18 Feb, 2021

Umeå researchers establish climate regions based on vertebrates' distribution in a new study in eLife.

Dean, Deputy Dean and one Associate Dean
Published: 16 Feb, 2021

Dean, Deputy Dean and one Associate Dean appointed at the Faculty of Medicine, for the next term of office.

High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters
Published: 05 Feb, 2021

Umeå researchers show that carbon emissions from rivers and lakes exceed coal exports to the Arctic Ocean.

Nordic knowledge on challenges with supplementary feeding of reindeer
Published: 03 Feb, 2021

Reindeer herders are forced to support feeding when weather and little food make it difficult for reindeer.

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Published: 20 Jan, 2021

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

Prestigious royal environmental professorship to Umeå University
Published: 12 Jan, 2021

Professor André M de Roos, University of Amsterdam, has been appointed the professorship 2021–22.

The many different values of a forest increase with the age of the forest
Published: 12 Jan, 2021

This has been shown by researchers in a new study published in “Environmental Research Letters”.

Breakthrough on diarrhea virus opens up for new vaccines
Published: 11 Jan, 2021

Mapping a virus that causes mortal diarrhea can provide opportunity for new ways of treating COVID-19.

Umeå University’s LONA days draw attention to wild pollinators
Published: 11 Jan, 2021

29-30 August, the University launches exciting activities linked to "Pollinating Insects in Västerbotten".

Early steps in chloroplast development occur earlier than assumed
Published: 28 Dec, 2020

Yan Ji has studied the complex first developmental steps when a cell turns green, in Arabidopsis thaliana.

An astronomical VR grant for laser physics research
Published: 23 Dec, 2020

The research focuses on accurate data of highly excited energy levels of important molecules in astrophysics.

Explores the evergreen Christmas tree with CRISPR-Cas9
Published: 22 Dec, 2020

The evergreen Christmas tree is our economically most important plant and continuously researched.

Christmas trees can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut
Published: 21 Dec, 2020

A short-cut in the photosynthesis apparatus means that pine needles can survive the winter.

Manufactures molecules that attach to misfolded proteins
Published: 18 Dec, 2020

Dan Adolfsson has manufactured synthetic molecules that bind to so-called amyloid plaques.

New chipping method leads to more efficient use of wood material
Published: 17 Dec, 2020

The first steps can be important to increase the yield from forest raw material, says Jessica Gard Timmerfors.

New book on Life in extreme environments
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

Arcum affiliate Natuschka Lee is the editor and author of a new book about life in extreme environments

Cells work together preparing cell walls for water transport
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

Bernadette Sztojka has identified three new regulators involved in this process.

Online ceremony celebrating the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Published: 03 Dec, 2020

Lecture, broadcasts, articles. There is a lot of digital to take part in before the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Exotic microbes stimulate carbon emissions from permafrost soil
Published: 30 Nov, 2020

In the study in Nature Geoscience, nearly 40 per cent increase in carbon dioxide emissions was observed.

New advanced treatment technology improves wastewater quality
Published: 26 Nov, 2020

Majid studies the electro-peroxone process by which increased removal of pollutants in wastewater is achieved.

Unique Nobel program with Swedish and Korean researchers
Published: 24 Nov, 2020

The Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program 2020 will take place on 1 December.

KBC awards the Best Video Research Pitch presentations from the KBC DAYS 2020
Published: 20 Nov, 2020

Congratulations to Lill Eilersten and Lena Lassinantti for winning the Best PhD Student Presentation Awards!

New knowledge on how climate affects pendulous lichens in northern forests
Published: 17 Nov, 2020

Research from Umeå University explains how traits in pale lichens allow them to thrive in wet climates.

Research breakthrough can save lives after nerve gas poisoning
Published: 05 Nov, 2020

FOI Industrial Doctoral School researchers solve a riddle that has eluded researchers for over 50 years.

Stefan Björklund talks about the KBC DAYS 2020
Published: 27 Oct, 2020

Stefan Björklund talks about the KBC DAYS 2020 and why they chose this year’s main topics

Top-listed AI startups in Sweden based on research at Umeå University
Published: 21 Oct, 2020

Algoryx, Infobaleen, Prediktera and Shimmercat are all among the brightest startups within AI in Sweden.

Umeå virologist rejoice at Nobel Prize for discovery of Hepatitis C virus
Published: 06 Oct, 2020

Gisa Gerold has researched with one of this year´s Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Exchange of knowledge during the internship at Boliden Minerals AB
Published: 28 Sep, 2020

A three-month internship is included in the Industrial Doctoral School. Johan thinks it has been rewarding.

Evolutionary legacy of a keystone tibetan conifer tree
Published: 24 Sep, 2020

The prestigious journal New Phytologist selects the study led by researcher Xiao-Ru Wang as its cover story.

New findings on the water-splitting reaction in photosystem II
Published: 17 Sep, 2020

Casper discusses in his thesis which water molecules that are the active ones and how this reaction proceeds.

A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases
Published: 10 Sep, 2020

Chemists together with German researchers have captured and identified bacterial toxin target substrates.

Anxiolytics in lakes gives calming news
Published: 31 Aug, 2020

Johan's thesis shows that pharmaceuticals can be surprisingly persistent in northern environments.

An affiliate's research in The Guardian
Published: 26 Aug, 2020

On August 25, the English newspaper reported on earthworms in Arctic and Jonatan Klaminder's research

Seismic signals allow researchers to see under river ice
Published: 18 Aug, 2020

River scientists report detailed measurements of sediment movement and water level in an ice-covered river.

Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Permafrost thaw due to anthropogenic climate warming may convert peatlands into a net source of warming.

Scientists tap novel technologies to see water as never before
Published: 04 Aug, 2020

Researchers redefine how the binding effect works at the nano level.

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils
Published: 20 Jul, 2020

Plant roots stimulate microbial decomposition and increases greenhouse gas emission from thawing permafrost.

Templating S100A9 amyloids on Aβ fibrillar surfaces revealed
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

A research team has provided the mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Umeå University’s staff tripled overnight
Published: 19 May, 2020

150,000 diligently working bees and their queens Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Fredrika make up Campus Bigården.

Making sense of complex tree data
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

Bastian Schiffthaler has improved the genome information from aspen and developed bioinformatic tools.

Pike cause speciation in northern lakes
Published: 19 May, 2020

Researchers have mapped environmental factors leading to whitefish dividing into different "sibling species".

50 million to hydrogen research for sustainable energy production
Published: 18 Jun, 2020

SSF supports a hydrogen research centre led by KTH and including Umeå researchers.

Collaboration award to pharmaceutical chemist
Published: 13 Mar, 2020

Professor Anna Linusson Jonsson receives the Faculty of Science and Technology's Collaboration award.

Researchers try new method to clean contaminated sediments
Published: 20 Feb, 2020

Researchers have been awarded SEK 4 million to test a new method for cleaning contaminated sediments.

Climate researcher receives Umeå Municipality Scientific Award
Published: 17 Mar, 2020

Dominic Vachon receives the award for his research on greenhouse gases in inland waters.

The more the better – but few samples have their advantages
Published: 13 May, 2020

Frida Torell has studied how metabolite samples can be interpreted when there are only a few available.

Spin-off awarded for industry grade physics in Unreal Engine
Published: 24 Jun, 2020

Algoryx has been awarded for implementation of industry grade physics simulation in Unreal Engine.

Microalgae high potential for lipid production and water cleaning
Published: 23 Jun, 2020

Jean Claude Nzayisenga validates method to analyse lipid, carbohydrate and protein content of microalgae.

Transgenic trees perform well in a Swedish field trial
Published: 22 Jun, 2020

UPSC study show that genetically modified wood have a higher energy yield for the production of biofuels.

Helping biologists to understand their complex data
Published: 11 Jun, 2020

Chanaka Mannapperuma has developed user-friendly bioinformatics tools for plant biologists.

The landscape determines how streams should be restored
Published: 27 May, 2020

Stream restauration projects planned at the landscape scale leads to the best results.

New frames added to the molecular movie on how plants make oxygen
Published: 25 May, 2020

Scientists take steps towards capturing a molecular movie of how oxygen-oxygen bond formation occurs.

Continuing her career in the waste handling field
Published: 18 May, 2020

After graduation, Mar Edo keeps working on the waste management industry.

Bacteria use small molecules to slam the brakes on their own growth
Published: 29 Apr, 2020

A regulatory system of toxin and antitoxin proteins in bacteria can be a defense system against viral attack.

Not only temperature controls the nutrient cycle in the Arctic
Published: 14 Apr, 2020

Nature Communcations: Absence of earthworms can explain why Arctic plants are starving for nitrogen.

Physicists produce stable water-based graphene dispersions
Published: 07 Apr, 2020

The key agent is graphene oxide. The authors have applied for patent for the method to prepare dispersions.

Attention to Umeå research on the World Tuberculosis Day
Published: 24 Mar, 2020

An international research group has investigated a strain of multi drug resistant tuberculosis from Ukraine.

Insights into muscle function enhance our understanding of heart disease
Published: 23 Mar, 2020

Research reveales how regulate muscle relaxation protein undergoes structural change in a critical phase.

Global science team on red alert as Arctic lands grow greener
Published: 11 Mar, 2020

With remote analysis techniques, researchers gain better understanding of tundra regions becoming greener.

Two Umeå researchers on IVA's 100 list 2020
Published: 02 Mar, 2020

Christiane Funk and Venkata Krishna Kumar Upadhyayula are on IVA's list over sustainable research.

UCGS advertise PhD positions
Published: 10 Feb, 2020

The Graduate School of Gender Studies is recruiting five PhD students.

Want to have trout, char and salmon to thrive as fish in the water
Published: 29 Jan, 2020

In the summer, doctoral students Johan Leander and Sven Norman go into an intense period out in the field.

Umeå researchers discover molecule for cancer diagnostics
Published: 22 Jan, 2020

Four-stranded DNA associated with the onset of cancer can be detected with a fluorescent molecule.

Plant organ growth is not so different from animals
Published: 16 Jan, 2020

UPSC Researchers demonstrate that death of certain cells in the root facilitate growth of lateral roots

Rare animals and plants organize in ghettos to survive
Published: 17 Dec, 2019

The unexpected ecological pattern is the conclusion of a study about biodiversity in competitive environments.

Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure
Published: 10 Dec, 2019

Umeå physicists are the first to show high stability of the porous nanomaterial COF-1.

Umeå researcher prolongued as Wallenberg Academy Fellow
Published: 06 Dec, 2019

Sjoerd Wanrooij gets another five-year period as Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

New insights into regulation of root initiation
Published: 05 Dec, 2019

Abdellah Lakehal has studied how the initiation of adventitious roots is regulated at the molecular level.