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Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine

The financial support is included in a national investment into Life Science.

Research news

Four questions to Joacim on Icelab and the way to a new covid-19 project
Published: 19 Nov, 2020

How does an idea sparked in a casual discussion move to a funded project?

Four questions to researcher Ellen Bushell - new Swedish Young Academy member
Published: 21 Oct, 2020

Ellen tells us about how one becomes a member of the Swedish Young Academy and how she plans to use her time.

Gaining new experience through a doctoral student exchange in South Korea
Published: 24 Jun, 2019

Helena, PhD at IDS, experiences life in South Korea through an exchange with Hanyang University.

Get prepared! Ten new doctoral student positions in 2020
Published: 29 Jan, 2020

The call opens in May. The projects are financed jointly by University and an external party.

Getting your research story right
Published: 04 May, 2021

15 PhD students have honed their messages during the course Science Communication.

Global science team on red alert as Arctic lands grow greener
Published: 11 Mar, 2020

With remote analysis techniques, researchers gain better understanding of tundra regions becoming greener.

Good news for fishermen: “Browning” impacts fish less than expected
Published: 15 Aug, 2018

Water color is getting darker in lakes across the planet. This phenomenon, known as “browning,” w...

Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna
Published: 09 Mar, 2021

Not all major faunal transitions are related to abrupt global perturbations that triggered mass extinctions.

Graduate school a future of groundbreaking research in AI
Published: 30 Sep, 2020

Six PhD students from Umeå participated in the first meeting of WASP-HS humanities and social sciences.

Grants from Forte and Handelsbanken
Published: 31 May, 2021

Research funding of 10.8 million has been granted from Forte and Handelsbanken.

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

Thawing permafrost makes greenhouse emissions from rivers peak, a recent study from Umeå University shows.

Guest professorship focuses on sustainable life along Vindelälven
Published: 07 Jun, 2021

Guest professor Julian D. Olden will focus his research on sustainable life along Vindelälven.

Harvard statistician appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Martin Kulldorff is professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Heating system of a building help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and energy cost
Published: 11 Oct, 2021

Anjan Rao Puttige, Industrial Doctoral School, used the hospital as a case study in his dissertation.

Helping biologists to understand their complex data
Published: 11 Jun, 2020

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