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From Ai to plant science and protein chemistry. Our scientists work in wide range of areas from chemistry, biology and computing science to mathematics, physics and design.

Latest research news

Umeå researchers discover molecule for cancer diagnostics
Umeå researchers discover molecule for cancer diagnostics

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

More research news

8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation
Published: 29 Jan, 2019

Researcher Linda Sandblad receives a grant for improving the accessibility of national infrastructures.

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.

Aesthetic experiences in the gallery of mathematics
Published: 23 Oct, 2014

Manya Raman-Sundström and Lars-Daniel Öhman are tackling beauty in mathematics with great enthusiasm.

AI Professor hits international reading list
Published: 15 Dec, 2019

AI Professor Virginia Dignum on international book list.

Films about research

Film: To be or not be GMO
To be or not be GMO

Stefan Jansson, professor of plant physiology, in a TED-talk about GMO.

Film: Tea time for scientists
Tea time for scientists

Scientists from all over the world using tea bags to measure soil decomposition gathered at Umeå University.

New professors and honorary doctors

Government missions

We are researching the Baltic Sea and energy on the government's mission.

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