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Nobel Laureates appointed honorary doctors at Umeå University
Published: 2024-06-05

Anne L'Huillier and Ferenc Krausz have worked with researchers at the Department of Physics for many years.

Virus expert spreads knowledge at the university
Published: 2024-06-04

The UCMR community welcomed professor Emma Thomson to a summer warm Umeå for networking and talk.

AI and math can prepare for new infections in changing climate
Published: 2024-05-30

By letting AI count on climate change and travel patterns it is possible to forecast new infections.

UCMR seminar: Lone Simonsen and Kim Sneppen
Published: 2024-05-27

Welcome to a UCMR two seminar 30 May at 14:00-16:00 in Major Groove.

Trio of virus researchers receive award for utilisation
Published: 2024-05-27

A clinician, a preclinician, and a biomedical analyst demonstrate successful COVID-19 research.

Science and creativity explored on Arctic doctoral field trip
Published: 2024-05-24

Doctoral students at the Arctic Graduate School went on a doctoral course and field trip to Rovaniemi.

Model how a microbe can tell a friend from a foe
Published: 2024-05-16

'Can microbes distinguish friend from foe?' only DDLS funded PhD project at UMU in recent call.

Skogsungdomarna learn about the history of the northern forest
Published: 2024-05-16

On April 27, 2024, Skogsungdomarna organised a forest history excursion in Kulbäcksliden for their members.

Novel chemical tool for understanding membrane remodelling in the cell
Published: 2024-05-03

PNAS study makes a good "case" for using small molecules as chemical tools to understand complex biology.

Discovery of a new mechanism that controls cell division
Published: 2024-05-03

How a special protein complex moves along genes in DNA may have an impact on how cells divide.

Life’s insiders: Decoding endosymbiosis with mathematics
Published: 2024-05-02

Mathematical modelling advances research in endosymbiosis, according to a research group in Umeå.

Key bacterium discovered – maintains the protective intestinal mucus barrier
Published: 2024-04-29

Dietary fibre is vital for our intestinal flora, where the bacteria Blautia is important to the mucus barrier.

Umeå has been chosen to host the European Space Weather Week in 2025
Published: 2024-04-24

ESWW brings scientists and the space industry together as it takes place in Sweden for the first time.

Finalist for prestigious climate research prize
Published: 2024-04-23

For the second year in a row, a Umeå University researcher is a finalist for the Frontiers Planet Prize.

Unique field study on fire-impacted forests
Published: 2024-04-19

During the unusually dry year of 2018, Sweden was hit by numerous forest fires.

New understanding of energy losses in emerging light source
Published: 2024-04-18

A new method for measuring efficiency losses gives a breakthrough in the development of new light sources.

Understanding climate warming impacts on carbon release from the tundra
Published: 2024-04-17

A new major study shows that the effects of climate change could be stronger than previously thought.

Keith Larson Awarded the Iwan Bolin Prize
Published: 2024-04-16

Keith Larson at the Arctic Centre is the 2024 recipient of the Iwan Bolin Prize.

Early and targeted treatment is important for tackling tularemia
Published: 2024-04-16

The study supports the use of ciprofloxacin and identifies the need for more knowledge about the disease.

IceLab opens project call for shared postdoctoral fellows
Published: 2024-04-10

Project proposals can be submitted until May 27th and an information session is available April 29th.

17 October: UCMR Distinguished Guest Seminar — Matthew Fisher
Published: 2024-04-10

Matthew lectures about fungal pathogens and future risks for the global life-support system.

Pär Byström new director of Climate Impacts Research Centre
Published: 2024-04-10

Pär Byström wants to develop one of the world's leading centers for climate research in the Arctic.

Proteomics – a powerful discovery tool
Published: 2024-04-09

André Mateus had a seminar on everything you ever wanted to know about proteomics, but never dared to ask.

Hitchhikers on plastic particles
Published: 2024-04-04

Freshwater microbes hitchhike with plastic particles to the sea. Does it affect microbes in seawater?

AI for Images and Genomes, Cancer Research at the Lunch Pitch
Published: 2024-04-02

Pitches: AI for image processing, understanding breast cancer risk and unravelling plant genome complexity.

SEK 108 million to basic research from Wallenberg Scholars
Published: 2024-03-26

Six Umeå University researchers have been admitted to the Wallenberg Scholars programme 2024.

New Study Reveals Who Was More Vulnerable to Post-COVID Syndrome in Early Phases of the Pandemic
Published: 2024-03-26

People with post-COVID syndrome often suffer from intense fatigue and dyspnea, is shown in Nordic study.

SPPS awards Stefan Jansson for his contributions to plant science
Published: 2024-03-22

Stefan Jansson receives a prize from the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society

The Swedish Cancer Society has granted two postdoc positions
Published: 2024-03-21

Researchers at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics have been granted a three-year position.

pH affects the ability of ulcer bacteria to attach
Published: 2024-03-20

Results made by Anna Arnqvist´s group include molecular details and the importance of the pH in the stomach.

Insert favorite scientific problem here
Published: 2024-03-19

In search of collaborators after the March 13 Lunch Pitch.

Long Covid Awareness Day – an occasion for sharing knowledge
Published: 2024-03-15

Johan Normark tells about current knowledge on symptoms, causes, treatment, and prognosis of post-COVID.

UCMR seminar: Sascha Martens and Sabrina Büttner
Published: 2024-03-14

Welcome to a UCMR two seminar 25 April at 14:00-16:00 in Lilla hörsalen, KBC.

New course on humanity's impact on the planet
Published: 2024-03-12

Deepen your knowledge on how human activity has changed the Earth through the course Global Change Science.

Study to evaluate TBE vaccination
Published: 2024-03-11

The study will evaluate knowledge, awareness and practices of TBE vaccination.

Malaria research in Umeå wins Hirsch Prize from Karolinska Institute
Published: 2024-03-08

Oliver Billker is awarded the Medicine Doctor Axel Hirsch prize 2024 for his research in the field of malaria.

New faculty for Stress Response Modeling excellence center
Published: 2024-03-08

IceLab seeks faculty for Stress Response Modeling excellence center.

Microalgae from Umeå can be used to produce bioplastic
Published: 2024-03-07

Small, inconspicuous organisms potential superstars in the green transition.

Cemal Erdem and Elin Chorell seek collaborators at a Lunch Pitch
Published: 2024-03-01

The pitches covered cancer and disease modeling and the role of sphingolipids in metabolic diseases.

Umeå professor awarded for her TBE research
Published: 2024-03-01

Anna Överby Wernstedt at Umeå University is one of five junior researchers who will share SEK 33 million.

Physicist honoured with pedagogical award
Published: 2024-02-26

Jens Zamanian is awarded the Faculty of Science and Technology's pedagogical prize 2024.

Hope for drugs against enteroviruses and intestinal organism
Published: 2024-02-26

Studies in a thesis give hope for medicines for colds and other diseases as well as an intestinal organism.

Curie millions for postdoctoral research in Umeå
Published: 2024-02-23

Several postdoc projects receive funding from EU within the ´Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme.

Tendency for infection and bacterial flora explain caries
Published: 2024-02-21

Individual variation explains recurrent caries disease and that others are asymptomatic.

New non-toxic method for producing high-quality graphene oxide
Published: 2024-02-20

Produces significantly fewer defects compared to the most commonly used method today.

Microbial eco-evolutionary research collaboration with Korea
Published: 2024-02-20

STINT-funded research collaboration with Inha University researchers begins with a visit to Incheon, Korea

Anne L'Huillier answered student's questions in Aula Nordica
Published: 2024-02-19

See photos from the Nobel Prize winner's visit to Umeå University.

Discovery about bacterial cell walls can lead to new antibiotics
Published: 2024-02-19

Felipe Cava, Umeå University, is one of the researchers that have identified a bacterial enzyme.

Picturesque, but not pristine: mining-impacted lakes in Northern Sweden
Published: 2024-02-16

Doctoral student Maria Camila Urrea went on a scouting trip to sample several Northern mine-impacted lakes.

IceLab opens the 2024 Lunch Pitches
Published: 2024-02-15

IceLab opens its Lunch Pitch season with pitches related to aging from Verena Kohler and Mattias Forsell

The world metabolomics community gathers in the North
Published: 2024-02-15

Metabolomics is a growing field within life science - 120 scientists from all over the world gathered in Umeå.

UCMR Distinguished Guest Seminar: Emma Thomson
Published: 2024-02-15

Emma Thomson lectures on AAV2 and immune dysregulation in children with unexplained hepatitis.

Plant biologist shifting focus from root to leaf anatomy
Published: 2024-02-14

'EC' postdoc Adrien is studying the relationship between plant epidermal cell structure and mechanical stress.

UCMR Distinguished Guest Seminar: Kim Orth
Published: 2024-02-13

Kim lectures on virulence factors in bacteria that provide molecular insight into eukaryotic signaling systems

Innovative research in focus – spin-off company in the final for Umeågalan Award
Published: 2024-02-07

Society beneficial products and services based on research or education at the university are recognized.

Clues from the ice age can help us restore Swedish streams
Published: 2024-02-06

Sweden's last unmodified rivers and streams provide important information for restoring destroyed habitats.

Nobel Laureate aims to inspire youth to pursue science
Published: 2024-02-05

Anne L'Huillier gives a lecture at Umeå University on 15 February.

Mondays for most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection
Published: 2024-02-05

5 and 12 February Västerbotten Region focuses on Chlamydia - a bacteria well studied at Umeå University.

Kunskapsnoden kicks off prioritised research areas
Published: 2024-01-31

The three cross-faculty areas show the width and edge of research at Umeå University.

ERC Starting Grant to physics researcher for innovative data storage
Published: 2024-01-24

Nicolò Maccaferri wants to create hard drives that work like 'time machines'.

New knowledge about the virulence and resistance of hospital superbug
Published: 2024-01-22

Bacterial pili increase virulence and form biofilm structures that strengthen antibiotic tolerance.

Stefan Jansson receives award for excellent research communication
Published: 2024-01-16

Plant scientist Stefan Jansson has been involved for decades in the debate on genetically modified crops.

EU grants EUR 9.4 million to Umeå University's research
Published: 2024-01-16

Thirteen research projects, ranging from algae to digital merits, can look forward to funding from the EU.

KAW millions for the development of drugs against cryptosporidiosis
Published: 2023-12-21

The support means that scientific breakthroughs in life science can be converted into future innovations.

Fun, career, and rights – for postdocs by postdocs
Published: 2023-12-20

Umeå Postdoc Society with 220 postdocs at campus works successfully to improve the postdoc experience.

Urgency for the Arctic - Science and Research is Crucial
Published: 2023-12-19

The climate crisis demands expertise and knowledge.

Successful Sample Collection at Svalbard Scientific Expedition
Published: 2023-12-19

Postdoctoral fellow Audrey Schillings and team went to Svalbard to study the Eidembukta lagoon.

Nobel Laureate shared his passion for science
Published: 2023-12-18

Ferenc Krausz's advice to young researchers: "Find the right question for yourself."

Ribosomal protein exhibits remarkable evolutionary transformation
Published: 2023-12-14

Ribosomal protein undergoes structural change but retains sequence during evolution.

Increased risk of heart rhythm disruption after COVID-19
Published: 2023-12-13

Individuals infected with COVID-19 are also at an increased risk of suffering from heart rhythm disturbances.

Early career biochemist receives UCMR Young Investigator grant
Published: 2023-12-08

Max Renner receives 1,5 MSEK grant for a postdoc for two years from Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, UCMR.

Environmental monitoring of bacteria strengthens community preparedness against diseases
Published: 2023-12-06

A new thesis reveals how climate change can promote potentially dangerous bacteria in the Baltic Sea.

Nobel laureate Ferenc Krausz visits Umeå University
Published: 2023-12-05

Gives an open lecture in Aula Nordica and visits the Umeå physicist's laser laboratory.

A sun protection mechanism helps plants to survive
Published: 2023-12-01

Research helps to increase agricultural productivity as the weather becomes more extreme.

UCMR PIs prolonged as education programme directors
Published: 2023-11-30

Teresa Frisan, Lena Svensson, and Peter Lind are appointed as programme directors.

Two Umeå researchers appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows
Published: 2023-11-29

Nicolò Maccaferri and André Mateus have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows.

Birch leaves as raw material for organic semiconductors
Published: 2023-11-28

By pressure cooking birch leaves scientists obtained carbon particles for use in organic semiconductors.

Sugar boosts cravings for fat
Published: 2023-11-22

How our desires are controlled - study on fruit flies confirms scientists' theory.

Cancer Society millions to researchers within UCMR
Published: 2023-11-20

Five researchers within UCMR receive grants from the Swedish Cancer Society.

UCMR PI new board member in proteomics society
Published: 2023-11-17

André Mateus is a new board member of the Swedish Proteomics Society, SPS.

Irina Gutsche is the 2023 Tage Erlander visiting professor
Published: 2023-11-16

Irina Gutsche is the holder of the 2023 Tage Erlander visiting professorship, working at Umeå University.

Inauguration of unique NMR that determines the structure of insoluble materials
Published: 2023-11-14

The event is commemorated with a one-day symposium on 16 November with invited international speakers.

Unlocking secrets in RNA chemical modification
Published: 2023-11-10

'EC' Postdoc Baptiste marvels at how molecular mechanisms shape cell destiny and physiology.

Near 12 Million SEK to UCMR researchers
Published: 2023-11-09

Three UCMR PIs receive project grants from the Swedish Research Council in Natural and Engineering Sciences

Uptake of methylmercury is controlled by thiols
Published: 2023-11-06

Thiols control how much mercury enters the food web in aquatic environments.

Excited to study important protein complex in model plant
Published: 2023-11-03

'EC' Postdoc Dhruv has followed his passion for microbiology and life science throughout his academic journey.

29 Million SEK to UCMR researchers
Published: 2023-11-02

Seven UCMR PIs receive project grants from the Swedish Research Council in the area Medicine and Health.

New method to recycle adsorbents in wastewater treatment
Published: 2023-11-02

Pierre Oesterle's thesis shows how recycling can be made more eco-friendly using pressure cooker technology.

Swedish Nordic EMBL node is part of newly funded postdoc program
Published: 2023-10-30

MIMS expands opportunities for life science research at Umeå University through NORPOD postdoc programme.

Bernt Eric Uhlin receives Forska!Sverige Honorary Award
Published: 2023-10-26

Bernt Eric Uhlin is honored for his extraordinary commitment to creating an excellent research environment.

Dissertation at Umeå University named best of the year
Published: 2023-10-26

A thesis by Mark Lindholm, Umeå University, is praised by the Swedish Dental Association.

Major grant will put Umeå at the forefront of tropical climate research
Published: 2023-10-23

Daniel Metcalfe tries to understand the impacts of climate change on the unique biodiversity of cloud forests.

The Medical faculty grants strategic research to UCMR PIs
Published: 2023-10-19

Anders Hofer, Jörgen Johansson and Lars-Anders Carlson gets three-year project grants.

Professor Johan Holmberg is awarded a StratNeuro grant
Published: 2023-10-18

StratNeuro’s 1-year grant is awarded to Professor Johan Holmberg, Department of Molecular Biology.

UCMR PI Magnus Andersson, new professor in physics
Published: 2023-10-18

With optical tweezers, Magnus Andersson can measure the forces that act when a bacterium attaches.

UCMR PI Anders Johansson, new professor in infection diseases
Published: 2023-10-18

Anders Johansson's research aims to understand the spread of infection and identify preventive measures.

New method measures pressure with high precision
Published: 2023-10-13

Accurate measuring is crucial when for example dosing medicines and handling dangerous gases.

UCMR seminar: Fabrice Laurent
Published: 2023-10-12

Fabrice Laurent from INRAE lectures on Cryptosporidiosis that is a threat to human and animal health.

Young Investigators Symposium achieves remarkable success
Published: 2023-10-11

The great interest highlights the need for meeting platforms focusing specifically on postdocs and PhDs.

Emmanuelle Charpentier appointed honorary citizen of Umeå
Published: 2023-10-05

She discovered the Nobel prize-winning gene scissors in Umeå. Now she is an honorary citizen of the city.

Latest update: 2018-12-06