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Ageing research

Latest news

Elderly with few antibodies may need an extra dose of vaccine

Elderly people with a low antibody response were at increased risk of dying in the omicron variants.

Healthy aging through proactive measures

A thesis shows that senior meetings and fall prevention training are examples of such measures.

Networking on different levels

Research topics and social interaction were some features at SWEAH's doctoral days’ Umeå premiere.

Training for the elderly gave good results

High-intensity exercise produced health effects in a relatively short time.

Good social relations promote active and healthy ageing in Europe

The importance of social ties for the health of ageing people in Europe is in focus in a new doctoral thesis.

SWEAH open for new PhD student affiliation

SWEAH open for new PhD student affiliation. Apply before September 30, 2022!


New professor in population studies at Umeå University

Anna Baranowska-Rataj is a new Professor in Population Studies specialising in register-based research.

Research that strengthens quality of life of older people

Annika Toots have focused on the promotion of health and well-being in older people.

High-intensity interval training helps patients with COPD

Andre Nyberg wants to see if high-intensity exercise improve quality of life for people with lungdisease COPD.

Research infrastructures

Biomedical Engineering – Research and Development (R&D)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering-R&D at University Hospital of Umeå is an important partner in e.g, developing equipment or as a technical...
Kostdatabas i norra Sverige (NSDD)
NSDD contains refined dietary data based on food frequency questionnaries from Norrbotten and Västerbotten.
Umeå center for functional brain imaging (UFBI)
(UFBI) is an inter-disciplinary research center where imaging techniques are used to examine brain structure and function in relation to both basic...
Visible Speech (VISP)
Visible Speech (VISP) is an infrastructure developed to enable the handling of audio recordings of people speaking, in accordance with GDPR and IT...

Research groups

Andreas Kohler Lab
Mitochondrial protein quality control in health, ageing and disease
Verena Kohler lab
Implications of ageing and disease on cellular protein quality control
GERDA is a cross-border and interdisciplinary research collaboration between Umeå University, Sweden, Åbo Akademi University, Novia University of...
UMEå university ACtivities in later life
UME-ACT focuses on developing knowledge about occupations (meaningful activities) and its impact on health and well-being among seniors. Among othe...
Alireza Salami-research group
Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow: Neurosciences Cognitive neuroscience of aging
Research area: Ageing research, Neurosciences

Research projects

Prevention of age-related disorders in women

Risk profiling during perimenopause and later risk of breast cancer

Duration 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2034
Type of project Research project
SHARE - The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
Duration 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2027
Type of project Research project
Musculoskeletal complaints in the elders - are chiropractors an untapped resource?
Duration 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2024
Type of project Research project
Exploring occupation
Duration 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Research area: Ageing research, Neurosciences
Duration 1 January 2014
Type of project Research project
Implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) in residential care-homes
Duration 21 January 2013 until 10 January 2017
Type of project Research project
Evidence based clinical guidelines for acute care of older people with cognitive impairment
Duration 5 October 2010 until 31 December 2012
Type of project Research project
Stress of conscience and burnout among healthcare personnel in elderly care
Duration 4 October 2010 until 31 December 2015
Type of project Research project