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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Sparkling celebration day for SciLifeLab Site Umeå
Published: 2023-09-20

A celebration of the official opening of the most northern SciLifelab’s national site - in Umeå.

IceLab receives large grant for interdisciplinary research
Published: 2023-06-27

The Swedish Research Council investigates millions in ground-breaking research environments.

Conifer needles consume oxygen when times are hard
Published: 2023-06-14

Conifer needles consume oxygen in early spring by using an ancient mechanism

Important award to one of Scandinavia’s most prominent plant science researchers
Published: 2023-05-29

Stefan Jansson is celebrated with the Bo and Barbro Hammarström Award.

Quench your thirst for knowledge with a Pint of science
Published: 2023-05-09

Virus and other exciting things at popular science Pint of Science 22-24 May. Umeå Postdoc Society arranges.

New SciLifeLab group leaders from Umeå
Published: 2023-03-29

As a group leader, you have access to a strong network within life science and tailored activities.

A novel successful way of organising a scientific meeting
Published: 2023-02-16

"CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up" meeting took place on 7-8 February 2023 in Sollefteå

UPSC researchers get more space for growing plants
Published: 2022-12-06

Göran Ericsson and Mikael Elofsson inaugurate the new growth facility at Umeå Plant Science Centre

Exchange of knowledge and mingling when KBC celebrated 15 years
Published: 2022-11-17

KBC celebrated its 15th anniversary with a scientific conference with many interactive opportunities

How plants protect themselves from strong light
Published: 2022-09-14

A new study uncovers a new mechanism for how plants protect themselves from strong illumination.

Conifers use special mechanisms to keep their needles evergreen
Published: 2022-07-29

Conifers have developed special mechanisms that prevent damage to the photosynthetic machinery.

Fertilisation reshapes the tree-fungi relationship in boreal forests
Published: 2022-06-22

A new study led by researchers from Umeå Plant Science Centre has shed light onto this cryptic association.

Studying soil fungal dynamics using sequencing methods
Published: 2022-06-01

With the method, he has tested the effect of nitrogen supply on fungal communities.

The Fascination of Plants Day is celebrated at Curiosum
Published: 2022-05-16

On Saturday, 21st of May,UPSC arranging a day filled with knowledge and interactive activities around plants.

Umeå doctoral student receives prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in Life science
Published: 2022-03-17

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization announced the 65 young researchers chosen.

Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but preferably in plant sap
Published: 2021-06-18

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

Rooting regulators are evolutionary conserved
Published: 2021-05-31

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

Two UPSC postdocs are awarded with an Indian fellowship
Published: 2021-04-12

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

Early steps in chloroplast development occur earlier than assumed
Published: 2020-12-28

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

Explores the evergreen Christmas tree with CRISPR-Cas9
Published: 2020-12-22

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: 2020-12-21

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

Cells work together preparing cell walls for water transport
Published: 2020-12-14

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

KBC awards the Best Video Research Pitch presentations from the KBC DAYS 2020
Published: 2020-11-20

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

Making sense of complex tree data
Published: 2020-06-26

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

Microalgae high potential for lipid production and water cleaning
Published: 2020-06-23

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

Transgenic trees perform well in a Swedish field trial
Published: 2020-06-22

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: 2020-06-11

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

Plant organ growth is not so different from animals
Published: 2020-01-16

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

New insights into regulation of root initiation
Published: 2019-12-05

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

Scientists call for new European regulations for GMO
Published: 2019-07-25

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

Explaining the shape of a leaf with the help of systems biology
Published: 2019-06-03

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

Many visitors got inspired by the plant’s world
Published: 2019-05-21

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

Markus Schmid appointed as new Wallenberg Scholar
Published: 2019-03-25

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

Plant professor awarded Umeå University Medal of Merit
Published: 2019-03-01

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

If a tree falls in a forest, can it lift itself up?
Published: 2018-12-27

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

Climate change challenges Norway spruce and its set of symbiotic microorganisms
Published: 2018-11-27

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

All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)
Published: 2018-10-30

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

Wants to find out how plants time their flowering
Published: 2016-10-24

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction....

Upcoming decisions concerning CRISPR-Cas9 at EU level are discussed in Nature
Published: 2015-12-17

The question whether genetically edited plants, with new methods, shall be classified as GMOs by...

Latest update: 2018-11-27