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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.

The need for long time series
Published: 08 Nov, 2019

The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.

Plant professor awarded Umeå University Medal of Merit
Published: 01 Mar, 2019

Marianne Sommarin receives Umeå University's Medal of Merit 2019.

Scientists call for new European regulations for GMO
Published: 25 Jul, 2019

In an open letter scientists call for changed European legislation on genetically modified organisms.

Energiforskare samlas och provkör vätgasbil
Published: 25 Jul, 2019

Scientists meet at Umeå University to discuss renewable energy and to test drive a hydrogen car.

Chemists celebrate 150 years with the periodic system
Published: 24 Jul, 2019

The introductory day at the conference in Inorganic Chemistry in Umeå, focuses on the periodic system.

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

Professor John Anderson and designer Anne Asensio are honorary doctors at Faculty of Science and Technology.

Can Earth Life Survive on Mars?
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The BIOMEX research team, including Natuschka Lee, has made biological experiments under space conditions.

Action to save bees and other insects in Northern Sweden!
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The University draws attention to the crisis situation and starts research on insects in Northern Sweden.

Testing designed carbon materials to purify wastewater
Published: 24 Jun, 2019

Mirva shows that the capacity of the tested carbon materials to separate organic water pollution was low.

Space physicists sends instrument to target comets
Published: 24 Jun, 2019

Space physicists at Umeå University develop measuring instruments for the spaceship Comet Interceptor.

Researchers are listening to the breath of streams
Published: 19 Jun, 2019

Researchers have delevoped method using sound recordings to estimate gas exchange in waters.

American PhD students study global climate problems at Umeå University
Published: 11 Jun, 2019

US PhD students visit CIRC this summer to research the role of arctic lakes and rivers in the carbon cycle.

Biological processes influence how Arctic rivers emit carbon dioxide
Published: 09 Jun, 2019

Arctic waters contributes largely to global carbon dioxide emissions and we need to better understand how.

Erasmus+ exchange and continued success at all levels
Published: 04 Jun, 2019

Funding from Erasmus continues for Thomas Boréns exchange program with a university in Ukraine.

Explaining the shape of a leaf with the help of systems biology
Published: 03 Jun, 2019

Barbara Terebieniec has in her thesis identified genes that control the leaf shape of the European aspen.

The green gold that cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel
Published: 03 Jun, 2019

Nordic microalgae can be used for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment.

Arctic lakes and rivers can lose the diversity of freshwater species
Published: 22 May, 2019

Climate change threatens the Arctic freshwater ecosystems according to a new report published in May.

Many visitors got inspired by the plant’s world
Published: 21 May, 2019

On Saturday, 18th of May, the 5th Fascination of Plants Day was celebrated in Umeå with a public event.

The Kempe Foundation issues major funding for integrated structural biology
Published: 17 May, 2019

A large grant from Kempe initiates a postdoctoral programme to stimulate bold structural biology research.

New strategy may improve tuberculosis treatment
Published: 09 May, 2019

An American-Umeå team shows in PNAS a molecule that prevents resistance to antibiotic treating tuberculosis.

Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing
Published: 08 May, 2019

A study in Nature shows new global assessment of the planet’s remaining free-flowing rivers.

High Greenhouse gas emissions from Western Siberian lakes
Published: 11 Apr, 2019

A study by CIRC in Nature Communications shows that CO2-emissions from Western Siberia lakes are high.

Collaboration with industry generates funding for solar energy researchers
Published: 09 Apr, 2019

Kempe Foundations grants SEK 700,000 to world-class spectrophotometer for the Department of Physics.

Doctoral student selected for Nobel meeting in Germany
Published: 04 Apr, 2019

Together with other young scientists Casper de Lichtenberg will meet with Nobel laureates in Germany.

Three new WCMM Fellows at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 29 Mar, 2019

New group leaders will conduct research on brain tumors, prostate cancer and antimicrobial resistance

Judith Sarneel is hosting the university's research blogg
Published: 27 Mar, 2019

The grass is always greener... or is it?

Markus Schmid appointed as new Wallenberg Scholar
Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Professor Markus Schmid receives 18 MSEK Wallenberg Foundations for research without any restriction.

Ecologist receives Umeå municipality’s Scientific Prize 2019
Published: 14 Mar, 2019

David Seekell, CIRC, receives 2019 Umeå municipality scientific prize for young researchers.

Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?
Published: 13 Mar, 2019

Marcus Klaus studies how forestry greenhouse gas emissions is reduced by buffer strips along streams.

Yaowen Wu is awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology
Published: 04 Mar, 2019

Yaowen Wu, professor of biochemistry, has been awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology.

Elegant generation of multiple beams for filming electron motion
Published: 26 Feb, 2019

Physicist shows laser generated twin-electron and x-ray beams for filming electron motion in matter.

Tularemia bacterium hibernates but can be traced in terror attacks
Published: 25 Feb, 2019

The bacterium that causes tularemia can be traced with a new method if its used as a biological weapon.

Plant communities do not take the same route from A to B as from B to A
Published: 25 Feb, 2019

Ecologists present experimental evidence to date for alternative transient states of plant societys.

New possibilities for light-emitting plastics with patterned light
Published: 12 Feb, 2019

Mattias Lindh shows that the thickness of ultra-thin light-emitting plastics is important for brightness.

Motor enzyme protects genome through several mechanisms
Published: 11 Feb, 2019

A helicase, Pfh1, can protect the genome from DNA obstacles and damages associated with cancer.

Umeå researcher on the top list of future biochemists
Published: 31 Jan, 2019

American Chemical Society's journal Biochemistry appoints Yaowen Wu as future top biochemistry researcher.

Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting in Umeå 2019
Published: 24 Jan, 2019

During three days, April 9-11, the Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting is held at Umeå Folkets Hus.

Mixed forests deliver more – but only if mixed correctly!
Published: 22 Jan, 2019

New study gives advice on how to mix the right tree species for tree production and other ecosystem services.

Design-Build-Test course - future engineers solve future problems
Published: 16 Jan, 2019

The engineering students from the Design-Build-Test course presented the innovative outcome of their projects

A molecular switch for stopping inflammation
Published: 11 Jan, 2019

A component has been identified as a novel regulator that can deactivate the immune system.

If a tree falls in a forest, can it lift itself up?
Published: 27 Dec, 2018

Bernard shows that trees that cannot perceive the ethylene signal have problems to lift themselves up.

If a leaf can do it – we can do it too!
Published: 27 Dec, 2018

Anurag Kawde shows that mimicking the leaf to harvest solar energy is possible in a cost effective way.

Umeå researcher one of five to receive Starting Grant
Published: 18 Dec, 2018

Ronnie Berntsson is one of five researchers in Sweden to receive a Swedish Foundations Starting Grant 2018.

The Swedish Research Council grants 25.2 MSEK to flavivirus project
Published: 14 Dec, 2018

The Swedish Research Council has granted a flavivirus project in a call within infection och antibiotics

Ronnie Berntsson new WCMM Fellow
Published: 14 Dec, 2018

The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) has recruited a new group leader in infection biology.

Mistra Digital Forest is paving the way for robotics in the woods
Published: 11 Dec, 2018

Joins forest industry with academy to create digital solutions for sustainable bioeconomy.

Med upptäckande som drivkraft
Published: 30 Jun, 2014

Anna Linusson Jonsson has a passion for collaboration and wants her research to make a difference.

She wants to explore the mysteries of life
Published: 11 Aug, 2016

Natuscha Lee is looking for the for the origins of life and trying to understand how life has developed

Climate change challenges Norway spruce and its set of symbiotic microorganisms
Published: 27 Nov, 2018

Climate change will affect Norway spruce and also bacteria and fungi that live in symbiosis with the tree.

More knowledge about respiration to understand oxygen-free seabeds
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Kevin Vikström shows that a decrease in nutrient salts, and growth, does not reduce oxygen consumption.

Drug residues make bottom-dwelling animals walking pills
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Annelie Lagesson shows that small bottom-dwelling organisms are the largest recipients of drug residues.

Developing molecules that disarm Listeria and Chlamydia bacteria
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Martina Kulén develops new types of antibiotics that do not kill bacteria, but only disarm them.

Blockage of protein a possible way to obstruct injuries to radiation therapy
Published: 20 Nov, 2018

Injuries of radiation therapy against cancer can be orevented by blocking the activity of a plasma protein.

All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)
Published: 30 Oct, 2018

A team of researchers publish the genomes of two species of aspen trees.

Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants
Published: 29 Oct, 2018

A new dissertation shows that new technology can reduce emissions from sewage treatment plants.

SEK 30 million grant for malaria parasite research
Published: 04 Oct, 2018

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants Oliver Billker, professor and newly appointed directo...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls
Published: 14 Sep, 2018

Felipe Cava has been awarded the 2018 Fernström Prize at Umeå University. His research group...

SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance
Published: 10 Sep, 2018

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection causes approximately nine million new cases of tuberculosis each year.

Protein interaction helps Yersinia cause disease
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, in collaboration with an international team, have...

Breakthrough research in environmental chemistry is celebrated after 27 years
Published: 12 Feb, 2015

Terry Bidleman, Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, was one of the first...

New drug against nerve agents in sight
Published: 03 May, 2016

The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped i...

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow
Published: 01 Dec, 2016

Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe...