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Cancellation of public events

All public events organised or co-hosted by Umeå University have been cancelled effective immediately until the end of the spring semester. This after a decision made by the Extended Management Group, consisting of the University Management, deans and the head of security on 12 March 2020.

University recommendations regarding COVID-19

 

Higher Seminar: Filip Fors Connolly & Johannes Frech
Wed
19
May
Higher Seminar: Filip Fors Connolly & Johannes Frech
Time 10:15 - 11:15 19 May 10:15 - 11:15
Place Zoom
Seminar. The worst-off in Europe – Country differences and trends over time in (low) life satisfaction
EMG-seminarium - Marine Cambon, Environment Center Wales, Bangor University
Wed
19
May
EMG-seminarium - Marine Cambon, Environment Center Wales, Bangor University
Time 13:00 - 14:00 19 May 13:00 - 14:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title: Drought stress monitoring and drought tolerance in trees: a role for the leaf microbiota?
CERE seminar - Dorothee Charlier
Wed
19
May
CERE seminar - Dorothee Charlier
Time 13:00 - 14:00 19 May 13:00 - 14:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title: TBA
Early iron technology in hunter-gatherer communities in the Fennoscandinavian Arctic
Thu
20
May
Early iron technology in hunter-gatherer communities in the Fennoscandinavian Arctic
Time 13:00 - 15:00 20 May 13:00 - 15:00
Place Online in Zoom
Seminar. The Research Seminar Series in Archaeology invites you to a seminar with Carina Bennerhag, Luleå University of Technology.
Jennifer Frankel – Radiophysics
Fri
21
May
Jennifer Frankel – Radiophysics
Time 09:00 - 12:00 21 May 09:00 - 12:00
Place Triple Helix/ZOOM
Dissertation. Characterization of the MRI patient exposure environment and exposure assessment methods for magnetic fields in MRI scanners.
Emil Johansson, Chemistry
Fri
21
May
Emil Johansson, Chemistry
Time 09:00 - 13:00 21 May 09:00 - 13:00
Place Glasburen, KBC and digital.
Dissertation. Synthesis of tailored sialic acid conjugates and small molecules to block viral attachment and entry.
Anders Ulvenstam – Medicine
Fri
21
May
Anders Ulvenstam – Medicine
Time 09:00 - 12:00 21 May 09:00 - 12:00
Place Assembly hall, Östersund Hospital
Dissertation. Cardiovascular events after coronary syndrome with special reference to ischemic stroke.
Accessing and Integrating Biomedical Data through Virtual Knowledge Graphs
Fri
21
May
Accessing and Integrating Biomedical Data through Virtual Knowledge Graphs
Time 12:00 - 13:00 21 May 12:00 - 13:00
Place ZOOM
Seminar. Accessing and Integrating Biomedical Data through Virtual Knowledge Graphs
Alena Aliashkevich – Molecular Biology
Fri
21
May
Alena Aliashkevich – Molecular Biology
Time 13:00 - 16:00 21 May 13:00 - 16:00
Place Thymine/Uracil, Zoom
Dissertation. Molecular mechanisms and biological consequences of the production of non-canonical D-amino acids in bacteria.
Erik Hedström – Orthopedics
Fri
21
May
Erik Hedström – Orthopedics
Time 13:00 - 16:00 21 May 13:00 - 16:00
Place Triple Helix + Zoom
Dissertation. Fractures in Children, a population based study from northern Sweden.
Seminar; Karijn Nijhoff, The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Fri
21
May
Seminar; Karijn Nijhoff, The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Time 13:15 - 15:00 21 May 13:15 - 15:00
Place zoom
Seminar. Karijn Nijhoff looks in her work at different sides of integration and labor market participation of migrant groups in The Hague.
NISS Seminar: Research misconduct
Fri
21
May
NISS Seminar: Research misconduct
Time 14:00 - 15:00 21 May 14:00 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Research misconduct, speaker Dan Larhammer, Uppsala University.
In Search of Explainable AI – target audience and EU Law
Fri
21
May
In Search of Explainable AI – target audience and EU Law
Time 15:00 - 15:45 21 May 15:00 - 15:45
Place Online via Zoom
Lecture. frAIday – a series of inspiring talks on artificial intelligence
1st Umeå Interdisciplinary Symposium on Hypoxic Biology
Tue
25
May
1st Umeå Interdisciplinary Symposium on Hypoxic Biology
Time 08:45 - 16:45 25 May 08:45 - 16:45
Place Zoom
Conference. A free virtual conference that will bring together leading international scientists working on hypoxic research.
Medchem Seminar Series - Pedro Brugarolas, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Tue
25
May
Medchem Seminar Series - Pedro Brugarolas, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Time 15:15 - 16:00 25 May 15:15 - 16:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title: Development of PET radioligands for multiple sclerosis and other diseases
EMG-seminar - Malin Ah-King, Dept of Ethnology... and Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Wed
26
May
EMG-seminar - Malin Ah-King, Dept of Ethnology... and Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Time 13:00 - 14:00 26 May 13:00 - 14:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title will be presented later
Sebastian Östlund, Philosophy
Wed
26
May
Sebastian Östlund, Philosophy
Time 13:15 - 15:00 26 May 13:15 - 15:00
Place Online in Zoom
Seminar. The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Sebastian Östlund, Umeå University.
CERE seminar - Lucija Muehlenbachs
Wed
26
May
CERE seminar - Lucija Muehlenbachs
Time 15:00 - 16:00 26 May 15:00 - 16:00
Place Online
Seminar. Title: TBA
Albin Stjernbrandt – Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Thu
27
May
Albin Stjernbrandt – Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Time 09:00 - 12:00 27 May 09:00 - 12:00
Place Zoom
Dissertation. Cold exposure and health: A study on neurological and vascular hand symptoms in northern Sweden.
Iron Age Goat Herders, Charioteers, and Warriors
Thu
27
May
Iron Age Goat Herders, Charioteers, and Warriors
Time 13:00 - 15:00 27 May 13:00 - 15:00
Place Online in Zoom
Seminar. The Research Seminar Series in Archaeology and Environmental archaeology invites you to a seminar with Malcolm Lillie, Umeå University.
Live Panel Event on Umeå University discussion on gender and academia
Thu
27
May
Live Panel Event on Umeå University discussion on gender and academia
Time 14:00 - 15:00 27 May 14:00 - 15:00
Place Online at Zoom
Other. Live Panel Event on “Picture a Scientist” - Umeå University discussion on gender and academia
Medchem Seminar Series - Claes Gustafsson, University of Gothenburg
Thu
27
May
Medchem Seminar Series - Claes Gustafsson, University of Gothenburg
Time 15:15 - 16:00 27 May 15:15 - 16:00
Place Lilla hörsalen (KB.E3.01) / Zoom
Seminar. Title will be announced later
Mohammed Abdulridha Hamdan, Ecology
Fri
28
May
Mohammed Abdulridha Hamdan, Ecology
Time 09:00 - 13:00 28 May 09:00 - 13:00
Place KBG501.
Dissertation. Effects of temperature and terrestrial carbon on primary production in lake ecosystems.
Rickard Sjögren, Chemistry
Fri
28
May
Rickard Sjögren, Chemistry
Time 09:00 - 13:00 28 May 09:00 - 13:00
Place KBC Glasburen
Dissertation. Synergies between Chemometrics and Machine Learning.
Josefin Forslund - Medical Biochemistry
Fri
28
May
Josefin Forslund - Medical Biochemistry
Time 09:00 - 12:00 28 May 09:00 - 12:00
Place Carl Kempe hall, KBC-building
Dissertation. The consequences of DNA lesions for mitochondrial DNA maintenance.
Tommie Irewall – pulmonary medicine
Fri
28
May
Tommie Irewall – pulmonary medicine
Time 09:00 - 12:00 28 May 09:00 - 12:00
Place Assembly hall, Östersund Hospital and digitally via Teams and Youtube
Dissertation. Prevalence and incidence of and risk factors for asthma and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction among elite endurance athletes.
AI-Enhanced Knowledge Harvesting
Fri
28
May
AI-Enhanced Knowledge Harvesting
Time 12:15 - 13:00 28 May 12:15 - 13:00
Place Online via Zoom
Lecture. Welcome to a series of inspiring talks on artificial intelligence.
Fredrik Röding – Orthopedics
Fri
28
May
Fredrik Röding – Orthopedics
Time 13:00 - 16:00 28 May 13:00 - 16:00
Place Triple Helix + zoom meeting ID 687 3603 1313)
Dissertation. Injuries are not accidents! An emergency-department population-based epidemiological study.
Lena Maria Kroik – Nursing
Fri
28
May
Lena Maria Kroik – Nursing
Time 13:00 - 16:00 28 May 13:00 - 16:00
Place Medical centre of sparsely populated area, Storuman
Group meeting. Sámi and the end-of-life – knowledge about traditions to develop care for the future.
End Seminar: Mikael Goossen
Fri
28
May
End Seminar: Mikael Goossen
Time 13:15 - 15:00 28 May 13:15 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Social citizenship and the gender revolution. Gender differences in attitudes toward the welfare state in Sweden and Europe
NISS Seminar: Epigenetic memoirs of a parasite
Fri
28
May
NISS Seminar: Epigenetic memoirs of a parasite
Time 14:00 - 15:00 28 May 14:00 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Epigenetic memoirs of a parasite, speaker Richard Bartfai, Radboud University, The Netherlands. 

June

UID21 | A Design Talk Show
Tue
1
Jun
UID21 | A Design Talk Show
Time 15:00 - 18:00 1 June 15:00 - 18:00
Place Facebook / YouTube / COEO
Other. Umeå Institute of Design's annual degree show where students present their grad projects during a virtual, live-streamed event.
Luise Mirow, Philosophy
Wed
2
Jun
Luise Mirow, Philosophy
Time 13:15 - 15:00 2 June 13:15 - 15:00
Place Online in Zoom
Seminar. The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Luise Mirow, Umeå University.
CERE seminar - Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon
Wed
2
Jun
CERE seminar - Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon
Time 15:00 - 16:00 2 June 15:00 - 16:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title: TBA
Digital Coffee Meeting - Dual Career Network
Wed
2
Jun
Digital Coffee Meeting - Dual Career Network
Time 16:00 - 17:30 2 June 16:00 - 17:30
Place Zoom
Group meeting. Digital Coffee Meeting - Dual Career Network
Tech Breakfast: Conceptual history and computational methods
Thu
3
Jun
Tech Breakfast: Conceptual history and computational methods
Time 08:00 - 10:00 3 June 08:00 - 10:00
Place ZOOM
Group meeting. Computational methods has added new tools for conceptual historians. This breakfast we will discuss a few texts that employ these methods. 
Torben Wilms - Ears, Nose, Throat
Thu
3
Jun
Torben Wilms - Ears, Nose, Throat
Time 09:00 - 12:00 3 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Betula + Zoom
Dissertation. Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, focusing on Epstein-Barr-virus, programmed death-ligand 1 and serum lipoproteins.
Rebecca Baxter – Nursing
Thu
3
Jun
Rebecca Baxter – Nursing
Time 09:00 - 12:00 3 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Aula Biologica, Umeå University
Dissertation. Life is for living" - Exploring thriving for older people living in nursing homes.
Sanaria Abbas Jaafar Alallaq, Plant Physiology
Thu
3
Jun
Sanaria Abbas Jaafar Alallaq, Plant Physiology
Time 10:00 - 14:00 3 June 10:00 - 14:00
Place KBF301.
Dissertation. Characterization of adventitious root formation in Populus species and Norway spruce.
Wearable systems and sensors for the assessment of motor control
Fri
4
Jun
Wearable systems and sensors for the assessment of motor control
Time 09:00 - 12:00 4 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Room Betula, University Hospital of Umeå (NUS)
Dissertation. Wearable systems and sensors for the assessment of motor control.
Maria Burman – Geriatrics
Fri
4
Jun
Maria Burman – Geriatrics
Time 09:00 - 12:00 4 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Hall Biologica
Dissertation. Malnutrition and obesity among older adults. Prevalence and associations with mortality and urinary tract infection
Tomas Bäcklund – Medical Technology
Fri
4
Jun
Tomas Bäcklund – Medical Technology
Time 09:00 - 12:00 4 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Hall Betula, University Hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Wearable systems and sensors for the assessment of motor control.
Building competent social interactive AI
Fri
4
Jun
Building competent social interactive AI
Time 12:15 - 13:00 4 June 12:15 - 13:00
Place Online via Zoom
Lecture. Welcome to a series of inspiring talks on artificial intelligence.
Anne Gotfredsen – Public Health
Fri
4
Jun
Anne Gotfredsen – Public Health
Time 13:00 - 16:00 4 June 13:00 - 16:00
Place Zoom and lecture hall Butajira
Dissertation. Carving out collective spaces – exploring the complexities of gender and everyday stressors within rural youth leisure.
Linda Spinord – Rehabilitation medicine
Fri
4
Jun
Linda Spinord – Rehabilitation medicine
Time 13:00 - 16:00 4 June 13:00 - 16:00
Place Triple Helix + digitally
Dissertation. Multimodal rehabilitation for patients with chronic pain in northern Sweden.
Alexander Arnold Muschet, Experimental physics
Fri
4
Jun
Alexander Arnold Muschet, Experimental physics
Time 13:00 - 17:00 4 June 13:00 - 17:00
Place KBE301-Lilla hörsalen, Campus Umeå, KBC-huset.
Dissertation. Non-linear attosecond physics at 100 eV.
NISS Seminar: Part II, Once upon a time inflammation
Fri
4
Jun
NISS Seminar: Part II, Once upon a time inflammation
Time 14:00 - 15:00 4 June 14:00 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. NISS Seminar: Part II, Once upon a time inflammation. Speaker: Jean-Marc Cavaillon, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. 
Metadata workshop
Tue
8
Jun
Metadata workshop
Time 8 June at 00:00 until 9 June at 13:00 8 June at 00:00 until 9 June at 13:00
Place ZOOM
Workshop. The workshop on metadata, organized through the Nordplus project "Going beyond search", is arranged by Humlab (Umeå University).
Beatrice Pettersson – Physiotherapy
Thu
10
Jun
Beatrice Pettersson – Physiotherapy
Time 09:00 - 12:00 10 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Aula Biologica
Dissertation. Fall prevention exercise for older adults — Self-management with support of digital technology.
Karna Johansson – Cardiology
Fri
11
Jun
Karna Johansson – Cardiology
Time 09:00 - 12:00 11 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Hall B, 9 floor, University Hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Altered body composition in adults with complex congenital heart disease.
Agneta Westergren – Sexual and Reproductive Health
Fri
11
Jun
Agneta Westergren – Sexual and Reproductive Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 11 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Aula Biologica
Dissertation. Deficient bodies and divine interventions. Women, midwives, and the medicalisation of childbirth – A gender perspective.
Ioannis Gkekas – Surgery
Fri
11
Jun
Ioannis Gkekas – Surgery
Time 13:00 - 16:00 11 June 13:00 - 16:00
Place Hall Betula, University Hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Mismatch Repair Deficiency in Colorectal Cancer.
Seminar; Ismael Yrigoy, Uppsala University
Fri
11
Jun
Seminar; Ismael Yrigoy, Uppsala University
Time 13:15 - 15:00 11 June 13:15 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title to seminare announced later.
NISS Seminar: Using Cryo-EM in malaria parasite protein complexes
Fri
11
Jun
NISS Seminar: Using Cryo-EM in malaria parasite protein complexes
Time 14:00 - 15:00 11 June 14:00 - 15:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. NISS Seminar: Using Cryo-EM in malaria parasite protein complexes, speaker Chi-Min Ho, Columbia University, New York, USA.
Digital Conference DevRes 2021
Mon
14
Jun
Digital Conference DevRes 2021
Time 14 June at 00:00 until 16 June at 00:00 14 June at 00:00 until 16 June at 00:00
Place Digital
Conference. Invitation to the Digital Conference DevRes 2021 Advancing Sustainable Transformation June 14-16.
DevRes 2021 - Advancing Sustainable Transformation
Mon
14
Jun
DevRes 2021 - Advancing Sustainable Transformation
Time 14 June at 00:00 until 16 June at 00:00 14 June at 00:00 until 16 June at 00:00
Place Aula Nordica
Conference. Meeting the grand challenges of our time requires societal transformation.
Negin Balfe – Clinical Oral Physiology
Tue
15
Jun
Negin Balfe – Clinical Oral Physiology
Time 09:00 - 12:00 15 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Hall B, building 1 D, 9 floor , University Hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Perspectives on signs and symptoms indicative of temporomandibular disorders.
EMG-seminar - Carolina Olid Garcia, SLU
Wed
16
Jun
EMG-seminar - Carolina Olid Garcia, SLU
Time 13:00 - 14:00 16 June 13:00 - 14:00
Place Zoom
Seminar. Title will be presented later

November

KBC DAYS 2021
Tue
9
Nov
KBC DAYS 2021
Time 9 November at 09:00 until 10 November at 17:00 9 November at 09:00 until 10 November at 17:00
Place Carl Kempe salen, KBC, and online
Conference. An annual interdisciplinary conference with presentations from different departments affiliated with KBC and from the research infrastructures

December

Digital History in Sweden
Thu
9
Dec
Digital History in Sweden
Time 9 December at 08:00 until 10 December at 17:00 9 December at 08:00 until 10 December at 17:00
Place Humlab / ZOOM
Conference. Humlab in Umeå welcomes you to the fourth annual Digital History in Sweden conference, which will take place December 9–10!
Ulrica Johansson – Pediatrics
Fri
10
Dec
Ulrica Johansson – Pediatrics
Time 09:00 - 12:00 10 December 09:00 - 12:00
Place Hall Bergasalen Q 27, University Hospital, Umeå.
Dissertation. Complementary feeding based on Nordic foods. Effects on nutrient intake, growth, biomarkers and eating behavior.

February

Winter Graduation
Fri
4
Feb
Winter Graduation
Time 4 February at 00:00 until 5 February at 00:00 4 February at 00:00 until 5 February at 00:00
Place Aula Nordica
Other. Winter Graduation - for the Doctors, Jubilee Doctors and award recipients who have been affected by the cancelled 2020 and 2021 Spring Graduations.